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Cool weather keeps mountain roads, scenic byways closed longer than usual

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:13pm

Rain and, in some areas, snowfall have thrown a wrench into Memorial Day plans for many Utahns.

Report: Utahn dies climbing Mount Everest

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:07pm

A Utahn has died while climbing Mount Everest, according to reports from the region.

Ski tourism in Utah hit an all-time high this season

Kristina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 5:13pm

Thanks to above-average snowfall this year, Utah's ski resorts have benefited from a record high amount of visits. Skier days were up 12 percent from the state's previous record and 24 percent from last year.

New wave of tariffs on outdoor gear might hit recreation industry hard

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 19th - 6:05pm

A new wave of Chinese import tariffs will likely hit the outdoor recreation industry hard, impacting the costs of gear for both retailers and customers.

How to find camping spots in Utah that are off the beaten path

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted May 18th - 1:00pm

Get your camping gear ready, for Memorial Day weekend will be upon us soon. It may be hard to find the great outdoors any greater than in Utah: Hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, off-roading and in several places – well, crowds.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium receives highest accreditation

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted May 17th - 4:09pm

While there are thousands of zoos and aquariums in the United States, less than 10 percent achieve AZA accreditation. Utah's own Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is now among this exclusive group. Here's why it matters.

What you need to know to start rock climbing outside

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 17th - 1:40pm

Rock climbing on real rock is both an exhilarating and challenging way to experience the outdoors. Despite the sport’s apparent accessibility in the gym, transitioning from rope climbing inside to rope climbing in the wild is difficult.

Hike of the week: Red Reef Trail offers a slice of paradise in southern Utah

Rhiannon Bent, Contributor  |  Posted May 16th - 1:42pm

The Red Reef Trail, the most popular in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area, offers an adventure hiking to waterfalls in the beauty of the southern Utah desert.

Salt Lake City to install new Jordan River Trail safety markers to improve safety

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted May 16th - 1:21pm

The first of 164 new markers was installed along the Jordan River Parkway Trail on Thursday.

4 'green' products causing a buzz in the crowdfunding world

Brooke Nally, Contributor  |  Posted May 15th - 5:13pm

If you're unfamiliar with platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, they're essentially crowdfunding sites where entrepreneurs can debut a product and "backers can buy. Here are four "green" products you might want to check out — some even from Utah.

5 summer family vacations that have direct flights from Salt Lake City

Hilarye Fuller, Contributor  |  Posted May 15th - 4:07pm

With summer rapidly approaching many families are planning that quintessential family vacation. Planning a trip from the Salt Lake City area, there are lot of great options with direct flights for a unique and fun family adventure.

More protection sought for rare poppy found in southern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 14th - 3:04pm

Federal officials and environmentalists are working together to boost protection for a rare poppy that is only found in southern Utah.

Provo startup's device can detect pollen levels in real-time

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 13th - 9:16pm

A startup in Provo invented a device to measure the pollen in the air, detect the worst areas and times for pollen exposure, and report the information in near real-time.

Thousands of tiger muskies swim into new reservoir home

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 13th - 6:21pm

Wildlife officials have released into a northern Utah reservoir thousands of tiger muskie fish, a hybrid predator that's popular with anglers and helps keep other species in check.

A beginner's guide to canyoneering

Josh Allen, Contributor  |  Posted May 13th - 12:16pm

For anyone looking to get into canyoneering, it's essential to know some of the basics. This guide will get you started.

Current air quality efforts in Salt Lake Valley might actually make pollution worse, U researchers say

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 12th - 1:25pm

A new study by researchers at the University of Utah has revealed that the processes producing pollution in the summer might also trigger wintertime air pollution.

The best multi-day backpacking trips in Utah

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted May 12th - 12:13pm

If you're looking to escape the crowds and see some of Utah's most jaw-dropping scenery this summer, these multi-day backpacking trips have to be on your list.

Congress to weigh permanent protections for US grizzlies

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 12th - 10:45am

Lawmakers in Congress are scheduled to take up legislation protecting grizzly bears against future hunting as federal and state officials appeal a court ruling that blocked planned hunts in Wyoming and Idaho.

A deep snowpack makes for excellent warm-weather skiing at these destinations

Ian Dempsey, Contributor  |  Posted May 11th - 10:01am

Don't put the skis and snowboards away just yet. A deep snowpack at these Utah ski and snowboard destinations means you can ski some great corn snow and work on your tan all summer.

Why and how should you travel alone?

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 10th - 12:16pm

Traveling alone can be both a fun adventure or a harrowing journey. Joel Pieper, a travel agent with VIP Travel Partners in Park City, told why an individual should or shouldn’t go solo traveling and offered some advice.