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Review: 7 outdoor products for late-summer fun

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:39am

With summer vanishing before our very eyes, it’s time to plan at least a couple more adventures while the warm weather is here. This review looks at a handful of products that may be a good fit for your next outing.

Are wolves a 'Miracle' in Yellowstone? Science seeks answers

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:58pm

Are wolves responsible for a "miracle" that "changed the rivers" of Yellowstone? That provocative claim in a widely seen 2014 YouTube video has ignited excitement about the impact of wolves on their environment. But what does the science say?

Video: National Park Service celebrates 100th anniversary

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:35am

Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and they are inviting you to come join the party.

A beginner's guide to rock climbing

Jon Vickers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:35am

There must be something about climbing considering its popularity. Recent publicity around climbing has made more people want to try it, but we understand it can be daunting to make sense of the jargon, equipment and climbing styles with the sport.

Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 11:29am

Fences can be great for keeping intruders out of your yard. But their effectiveness is limited when the intruder is capable of jumping up to 15 feet high.

Rock art, bighorn sheep and big fish all part of easy eastern Utah hike

Geoff Liesik, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 11:36am

An easy hike from Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery to the Green River offers a chance to see Fremont Indian rock art, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and large trout swimming in the crystal clear creek that runs along the trail the entire way.

5 go-to fly patterns for late summer fishing success

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 11:34am

When late summer sets in and the fly fishing gets tough, use these tried-and-true patterns to put more fish in your net.

Utah wildlife biologists rescue fish from path of wildfire

Dave Cawley  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 9:28pm

DWR staff edged close to the perimeter of the Briggs Fire near Beaver Monday. They removed a valuable population of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout from a small creek to protect them from the fire.

Feds see 2018 shortage in Lake Mead water supply

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 7:33pm

Amid punishing drought, federal water managers projected Tuesday that — by a very narrow margin— the crucial Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River won't have enough water to make full deliveries to Nevada and Arizona in 2018.

State wildlife board opposes Bears Ears monument in letter to feds

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 7:03pm

The Utah Wildlife Board voted Tuesday to voice its opposition to the proposed Bears Ears monument in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The letter reiterated the state's commitment to preserving hunting, fishing and trapping.

Popular Arches campground, trails to be closed in 2017 due to construction

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 11:29am

A major road construction project in Arches National Park will close a popular campground for the summer of 2017.

Hike to Lake Solitude offers beautiful scenery and hidden cave/mine

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 15th - 3:46pm

If you like beautiful mountain lakes and going inside cool caves that used to be old mines, the hike to Lake Solitude is right up your alley.

Tips to stay safe while towing a trailer

Carlos Baquerizo, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 12th - 7:03pm

Summer is a great time of the year to hit the road and visit a lake, campground or national park. However, many of these trips include towing a trailer. Here are some safety tips to help prevent accidents while pulling a trailer this summer.

Utah company launches 'adventure blanket,' raises $15K in 12 hours

Carlos Baquerizo  |  Posted  Aug 11th - 11:30am

A local company's multi-purpose blanket can be used for anything and surpassed its Kickstarter goal by almost 400 percent.

Ride the Brim Trail at Powder Mountain for panoramic views

Justin McFarland, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 10th - 11:29am

Powder Mountain Resort has several summer trails for hiking and biking, giving views from Pineview Reservoir to the Great Salt Lake. The Brim Trail is a mild, 6-mile loop at the top of the plateau just southeast of Powder Mountain Resort.

Product review: Fly rods for every budget

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 9th - 12:19pm

Are you just getting into fly fishing, but aren't sure which rod you should buy? Or perhaps you're an experienced angler who needs a better rod. If so, here is some information on the best rods for every budget.

Scientists launch nutrient study, plan to map Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 8th - 5:16pm

A joint state team of experts from the U.S. Geological Survey began an extensive study probing nutrients at the Jordan River surplus canal. They also plan to map nutrients at the Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake to understand their distribution.

Walk across Cassidy Arch in Capitol Reef National Park

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Aug 8th - 11:29am

If you love looking at arches, the Cassidy Arch trail offers the chance to get even closer — by walking on top of one.

Low water level at Utah Lake could mean water restrictions for Riverton residents

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Aug 7th - 5:52pm

First, a toxic algae bloom in Utah Lake forced Riverton to shut down its secondary water system. Now, low water levels at the lake could shut the system down again more than a month ahead of scheduled, the mayor said Sunday.

2 more products to check out from the Outdoor Retailer

Michael Radice  |  Posted  Aug 6th - 10:29am

There is enough really cool hiking and camping gear available on the market to overstuff the largest backpack. Since I fall into that category of buying a bigger pack to carry more stuff, I wanted to see how I might reduce my load.