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How to pack for a backpacking trip

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:14pm

Spring has arrived and backpacking season is beginning to kick into gear. This guide illustrates how best to pack for a backpacking trip and optimize your experience.

2 rescued after being buried by 'extreme' avalanche in Cardiff Fork

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 24th - 12:39pm

Six people were caught in an avalanche in Cardiff Fork Sunday afternoon and two of them were buried, leaving one of them injured.

A Salt Lake City photographer’s guide to adventure photography in Utah

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:04am

Utah’s a hot-spot for outdoor adventure photography thanks to its active recreation community and beautiful, sprawling landscapes. A local photographer offered his recommendations to maximize what Utah has to offer.

Fun early spring activity recommendations

Ian Dempsey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 9:35am

Spring has arrived and it's time to free yourself from winter hibernation. Here are some picks to help you get out of the house.

Would fees help the Cottonwood canyons? Ski officials discuss Wasatch Front dilemmas

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 8:11am

A group of key Wasatch leaders discussed recreation-related issues facing the Wasatch Front, highlighting the need for more funding.

5 destinations for early-spring hiking

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:17pm

The following hikes describe some options for early-spring hikers looking to get outside as soon as possible. Though they may still have some snow and mud, these hikes should all be navigable with the help of boots, poles, or snowshoes in spring.

5 tips for traveling to Jamaica

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:20pm

Jamaica offers beautiful beaches, rich culture and unbelievable food. Here are five tips to consider if you're planning a trip to the island.

These sports are most likely to send kids to ER with brain injuries

Dr. Edith Bracho - Sanchez, CNN  |  Posted Mar 17th - 11:31am

Almost 2 million children and teens -- an average of 283,000 each year -- were seen in emergency rooms across the United States for traumatic brain injuries between 2010 and 2016, according to a new government report.

Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

Matthew Brown and John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 11:37am

A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators already are proving to be resilient in states where hunting and trapping occur.

Alaskan Native Pete Kaiser wins Iditarod sled dog race

Mark Theissen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 13th - 12:17pm

Pete Kaiser won the Iditarod early Wednesday, throwing his arms over his head and pumping his fists as he became the latest Alaska Native to claim victory in the iconic sled dog race.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway to reopen Wednesday after weather-related closure

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 12th - 7:00pm

The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway will reopen Wednesday afternoon after a rainstorm damaged the road earlier this month.

Experienced Utah rock climber offers advice to beginners

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 12th - 12:15pm

Rock climbing is a sport which incorporates skill, stamina, flexibility, balance, and intellect into one package, making it a growingly popular activity across the globe. Read this beginner's guide to climbing to learn more.

Researchers say tool could improve chances of surviving an avalanche

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Mar 11th - 8:05pm

A small team of researchers are finding that a special type of air bag can significantly prolong the timeline of survival for a person trapped in an avalanche. To study it, they pack participants under snow for an hour at a time.

How to pack light for your next vacation

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 11th - 12:48pm

Overpacking for trips causes a host of problems for earnest travelers, ranging from skyrocketing bag-check prices to massive inconvenience resulting from trying to carry large, heavy bags. Here are some of KSL’s best tips for traveling light.

Humane Society holding baby shower for infant wildlife

Mark Saunders, CNN  |  Posted Mar 10th - 1:54pm

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Rancho Coastal Humane Society's San Diego Wildlife Center (SDWC) will collect donations for cottontail rabbits, squirrels, hawks, raccoons, owls, and other wildlife.

Deer migration and daylight saving time bring hazards to Utah drivers

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 10th - 9:19am

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has warned Utahns that lower-visibility driving early in the morning leads to higher rates of deer deaths on Utah roads.

European mushers, Alaskan battling for Iditarod lead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 9th - 11:24am

Two men living in Alaska but with European ties and a Fairbanks musher are battling for the lead in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Another big storm dumps almost 2 feet of snow in mountains overnight

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 9th - 10:06am

Another big storm dumped snow across the Wasatch Front.

The gray wolf may soon lose endangered species protection

Amanda Jackson, CNN  |  Posted Mar 9th - 7:31am

The US Fish and Wildlife Service will soon propose a rule to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list in the continental United States, US Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced Wednesday.

Experts warn of high avalanche danger in all Utah mountains this weekend

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 8th - 9:45pm

Avalanche danger remains high in all of Utah’s mountains as more new snow piles up.