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Mirror Lake Highway reopens after big snow season; some campsites remain closed

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:44pm

Summer is here, and Mirror Lake Highway finally reopened for the season Monday. While the road is open, some of the recreational areas in northeastern Summit County remain closed, according to U.S. Forest Service officials.

Tech makes it easier to search wilderness for missing people

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:33pm

Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looking for a missing hiker.

Premier trout artist A.D. Maddox paints trout that are 'alive with color'

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:08am

Artist A.D. Maddox, world-renowned for her amazing paintings of trout, will have a grand opening of her new art gallery in Livingston, Montana, on Friday June 28, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

Evolv, Scarpa and La Sportiva present what’s new in climbing shoes

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:10pm

Evolve, Scarpa and La Sportiva, among other climbing shoe retailers, presented their newest climbing shoes at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver this week.

Outdoor clothing brands bring new styles and ideas to the table for 2019

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:23pm

Many companies the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market have been launching new clothing lines to accommodate different needs and backgrounds. Here are a few innovative clothing companies venturing into new spaces in outdoor fashion development.

UDOT says it sees results from wildlife bridge

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:49pm

UDOT and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources now have evidence that wild animals are using a wildlife bridge over I-80 at Parleys Summit built last year.

50 years as a state park: Looking back at Antelope Island’s long and unique history

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:07pm

For the past 50 years, Antelope Island has been a popular spot to check out wildlife, the Great Salt Lake and more. Here’s a look back at the island’s history and how it became Utah’s largest state park.

USU’s outdoor product design students invited to Outdoor Retailer to make chalk bags

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:30pm

Utah State University’s outdoor product design students were invited to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver this year to make chalk bags, on the spot, out of used textiles.

4 outdoor gear companies disrupting their corner of the industry

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:15pm

These gear companies are changing the game for their corners of the outdoor industry, setting new trends and creating new ways to optimize outdoor recreation.

Outdoor brands embody corporate social responsibility, cater to cause-conscious youth

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:51am

As younger generations emerge into adulthood in a world oversaturated with constant advertising and thousands of brands, those that have an interesting story with valuable ideals seem to do the best — at least in the outdoor industry.

4Ocean calls for plastic reduction, invites retailers to fight pollution in the way they manufacture

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:13pm

A dedicated session at the Outdoor Retailer Market in Denver showcased 4Ocean, the world’s largest ocean cleanup company, and their mission to reduce and clean up plastic pollution.

Outdoor Retailer honors the outdoor community’s most inspiring individuals

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:21pm

Outdoor Retailer attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Denver Tuesday night to see some of the most inspiring members of their community receive awards for work in getting others into the outdoors.

What events like Outdoor Retailer do for the outdoor industry

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:09pm

Outdoor Retailer has been a staple of the outdoor recreation industry for years, but many people don’t fully understand what it does for the outdoor industry or why it has such a massive economic impact.

State water expert not predicting major flooding, warns about high, dangerous waters

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:01pm

The State’s water expert is not predicting major flooding this season, even though rivers are running very high.

Summer 2019 Outdoor Retailer market to showcase gear, sustainability and recreation in Denver

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:21am

Outdoor Retailer’s June event is getting ready to kick off the summer outdoor recreation season in Denver from June 18-20, and companies are gearing up to show off their latest advancements.

Activity passes bundle Utah’s top attractions into affordable packages

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:50pm

Several activities passes are promising to save families money by bundling Utah adventures into a single pass.

Multi-million dollar project restores aspen ecosystems on Monroe Mountain

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:25am

Multiple organizations have invested millions of dollars in recent years to restore aspen tree ecosystems on Monroe Mountain in southern Utah.

What to get your outdoorsy dad for Father's Day

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 15th - 7:13am

REI Salt Lake City’s Kieran Balazs is an outdoorsy dad as well as an industry expert, and he offered his advice to in picking gifts under $100 this year.

Massive lake trout smashes the catch and release record at Flaming Gorge

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 14th - 2:31pm

A 48-inch lake trout caught (and released) at Flaming Gorge last month has been officially recognized as the new state record.

Spending time in nature boosts health, study finds

Maureen O'Hare, CNN  |  Posted Jun 14th - 7:25am

We're told to eat our five a day, get 150 minutes of exercise a week -- and now a weekly blast of The Great Outdoors might one day be part of recommended guidelines too.