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Total solar eclipse: What you need to know

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 8:55pm

On Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will experience something that hasn’t happened for decades: a total solar eclipse. The best places for viewing this once-in-a-generation event are north of Utah.

Forest Service asks public to clean up after themselves after target shooting leads to wildfire

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 8:03pm

Computers, furniture, appliances and more are being used as shooting targets. It's an issue the U.S. Forest Service says is getting worse.

Additional cougar hunting permits proposed for 2017-2018 season

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 12:23pm

Due to thriving cougar populations, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is proposing a slight increase in hunting permits for the 2017-2018 fall season.

This is what Zion National Park might do to solve overcrowding issues; how to comment

Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 8:03pm

Zion National Park, has reached the next step in its current Visitor Use Management Plan effort to address the crushing increase in visitation it has experienced the last 10 years, proposing an online reservation system as part of the solution.

Looking for a real challenge? Millwood 100 offers ‘ultimate tour' of Wasatch mountains

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 7:32pm

The Millwood 100 isn't really a race but the 100-mile course is among the more difficult challenges out there. However, it also showcases the best of the Wasatch Front.

Win prizes at Panguitch Lake fishing tournament

KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 12:30pm

If you are looking for a way to get into the outdoors this upcoming Pioneer Day weekend, you may want to consider heading to southern Utah for a fishing tournament.

Cherry Canyon Trail offers slightly easier, more scenic route to Lone Peak

Emily Long, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 17th - 3:39pm

Lone Peak is considered one of the most challenging and rewarding hikes in the Wasatch Range. Standing at 11,253 feet, this narrow, rugged summit sits atop near-vertical granite walls and offers clear views from North Salt Lake all the way to Provo.

Hogle Zoo CEO plans to retire in October

Ashley Stilson, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jul 15th - 8:41am

"I look back on my 20 years as director of Utah's Hogle Zoo with both pride and gratitude," said zoo President and CEO Craig Dinsmore. On Wednesday he announced plans to retire in October.

Review: 8 outdoor products for summer adventures

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 14th - 2:44pm

Temperatures are soaring and higher altitude destinations are finally becoming accessible. That’s the perfect recipe for a jaunt in the mountains. Here are some products you may want to consider for your next adventure.

Video captures bizarre ‘slap fight’ between bucks

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 13th - 2:33pm

It’s common for deer, elk and moose to fight each other using their antlers during the rut. But what happens when a pair of bucks decide to stand on their hind legs and engage in old-fashioned fisticuffs?

4 tips to eating healthy while camping

Laura Gelder, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 8:40am

Don't throw your eating habits out the door when planning a camping trip. There are a lot of nutritious meals and snacks that can help make your vacation enjoyable and healthy.

Salt Lake laments, Denver celebrates Outdoor Retailer move

Jasen Lee; Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 6th - 6:09pm

As the large white tents begin to fill the huge downtown parking lot between North Temple and South Temple, and 200 West to 300 West, the finality of a decadeslong relationship comes into focus.

100-year-old skier sets example for health, family values

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jul 5th - 10:20pm

Dozens of family and friends gathered at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort on Wednesday to celebrate the 100th birthday of a man who continues to ski and inspire those around him.

5 ways to save money when visiting London

Hilarye Fuller, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 5th - 2:08pm

London is a popular bucket list destination for many people, but often goes uncrossed because of the price tag that can come with travel to this city.

1 injured during rockslide at Zion National Park, officials say

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jul 3rd - 7:23pm

At least one person was injured during a rockslide Monday evening at Zion National Park, according to Park spokesperson John Marciano.

3 local places to go for camping and fishing

Brad Kerr, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 3rd - 2:02pm

These three local sites are available for both camping and fishing, as well as an escape from the hot summer temperatures.

Steed Pond offers relaxing local fishing, casting practice for blue gill

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 30th - 12:15pm

Are you a beginning fly fisher or a seasoned veteran looking for a few hours of fun and relaxation? Grab your fly rod and a few beetle patterns and visit Steed Pond in Clearfield. It's a great place to practice casting and catching willing bluegill.

Warnings posted for visitors due to algal bloom in Provo Bay

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:36pm

An algal bloom prompted public health officials to post warnings Thursday at Provo Bay in Utah Lake, though it was not formally closed.

Spooky Slot Canyon vandalism strikes nerve with local hikers, officials

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:01pm

A local photographer is fuming after vandals scratch up walls to a popular southern Utah canyon. He said he believes social media is playing a factor in the rise of public works vandalism.

Intermountain Healthcare adds wheelchair accessible hikes to Healthy Hub app

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:27pm

Intermountain Healthcare has added hundreds of healthy hikes — including new wheelchair accessible ones — to its Health Hub app.