Mike Godfrey

2 old movies every American should watch on Jan. 6

2 old movies every American should watch on Jan. 6

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 6 - 7:46 p.m.

With a shared history and rivalry dramatic enough for the big screen, two classics from Hollywood's golden age are now more relevant than ever.
Video: Visiting the largest Christmas tree on earth

Video: Visiting the largest Christmas tree on earth

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 23 - 8:48 p.m.

Meet the Christmas tree that dwarfs all others when visiting this sacred grove in Kings Canyon National Park.
Video: The absolute best gift for lovers of the outdoors and other awesome gear

Video: The absolute best gift for lovers of the outdoors and other awesome gear

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 3 - 10:33 a.m.

There is at least one absolute best gift you can give any of your outdoor-loving friends or family this year.
Video: How to intelligently fuel your body for the rim-to-rim hike at Grand Canyon

Video: How to intelligently fuel your body for the rim-to-rim hike at Grand Canyon

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 5:02 p.m.

Avoid falling prey to the internet's misinformation about endurance hiking with these critical nutrition tips.
Video: Grizzly bear hit by truck in Yellowstone National Park

Video: Grizzly bear hit by truck in Yellowstone National Park

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 8:06 p.m.

What never-before-seen footage of an injured grizzly bear can teach you about getting the most out of your trip to Yellowstone National Park.
How to intelligently train for the granddaddy of all-day hikes: Grand Canyon, rim to rim

How to intelligently train for the granddaddy of all-day hikes: Grand Canyon, rim to rim

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 11 - 8:11 p.m.

The Rim-to-Rim trek at the Grand Canyon is so challenging that the National Park Service strongly discourages all Grand Canyon visitors from attempting such a strenuous journey in a single day.
Video: 'America the Beautiful' can unite us

Video: 'America the Beautiful' can unite us

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted July 4 - 10:28 a.m.

What we need most this Independence Day is a reminder of all we have in common — like the land itself.
Video: Is historic flood a threat to Yellowstone's iconic wildlife?

Video: Is historic flood a threat to Yellowstone's iconic wildlife?

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 10:36 a.m.

Some people worry about wildlife at Yellowstone National Park and whether the recent flood that closed the park has harmed the park's iconic animals.
Video: What it was like during Yellowstone's historic, park-closing flood

Video: What it was like during Yellowstone's historic, park-closing flood

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 6:22 a.m.

Exclusive footage and a firsthand account of the record flood that closed Yellowstone, from someone who witnessed it there.
Video: Yosemite Valley and the failures that sparked the national park idea

Video: Yosemite Valley and the failures that sparked the national park idea

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 1:27 p.m.

Before Yellowstone National Park there was the Yosemite Valley land grant and had it not been for the missteps of a California state commission the national park idea might not have been born. Enjoy a stunning 4K HDR tour of Yosemite Valley and learn how this landscape influenced the conservation of public lands.
Video: Enjoy a rare rim-to-rim trek across the Grand Canyon in beautiful HDR

Video: Enjoy a rare rim-to-rim trek across the Grand Canyon in beautiful HDR

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 11 - 12:28 p.m.

The Grand Canyon fewer than 1% of visitors ever see. Take a stunning HDR tour of the hidden world beneath the rim of the Grand Canyon.
Video: Enjoy Yellowstone National Park in amazing HDR

Video: Enjoy Yellowstone National Park in amazing HDR

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 12:15 p.m.

High Dynamic Range, or HDR, video is the most recent iteration of display technology, making images more lifelike than ever. Enjoy a remarkable virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park like few people will ever see, right from your own home.
4 outdoorsy resolutions for the new year

4 outdoorsy resolutions for the new year

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 12:15 p.m.

The year 2022 is just getting warmed up, figuratively speaking. Here are four outdoorsy resolutions for the new year that will make you master of 2022.
Video: The problem with flash crowds at Angels Landing in Zion National Park

Video: The problem with flash crowds at Angels Landing in Zion National Park

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 10 - 12:15 p.m.

Like flash flooding, flash crowding has been added to the list of issues visitors to Zion National park need to consider when planning their visit to Utah's oldest and most popular national park.
Are you a biophobe? If so, your children probably are, too

Are you a biophobe? If so, your children probably are, too

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 7:03 p.m.

Biophobia is surging across the globe with serious consequences for people and the planet. Here's what you can do to reverse that trend.
Video: Explaining North America's uptick in bear attacks

Video: Explaining North America's uptick in bear attacks

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 11:00 a.m.

Eight months in and 2021 is already one of the deadliest years on record with regards to bear attacks. Why are bear attacks so conspicuously high? And should you be concerned about your next outing?
Video: Fighter jet buzzes by hikers on Utah's tallest peak

Video: Fighter jet buzzes by hikers on Utah's tallest peak

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 19 - 7:33 p.m.

A group of hikers got more than they expected while summiting Utah's highest mountain peak when a fighter jet performed a low altitude flyover and "waved" at those on the summit.
Video: A rare look at grizzlies as gutsy coyote plays chicken with twitterpated bears

Video: A rare look at grizzlies as gutsy coyote plays chicken with twitterpated bears

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted July 30 - 3:52 p.m.

A video contains rare footage of the secretive romantic lives of Yellowstone's grizzly bears as they contend with a wiley coyote. What might we learn from this exchange about our dominant role on the landscape?
Mike Godfrey: Yellowstone video of mother grizzly charging woman reminds tourists to give wildlife space

Mike Godfrey: Yellowstone video of mother grizzly charging woman reminds tourists to give wildlife space

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 12:14 p.m.

A visitor to Yellowstone National Park repeatedly refused to heed warnings that she was too close to a mother grizzly and her two cubs. The mother grizzly managed to scare her straight.
Fur hunting, egg wars and nuclear waste: A virtual tour of the 'Islands of the Dead'

Fur hunting, egg wars and nuclear waste: A virtual tour of the 'Islands of the Dead'

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted April 28 - 4:31 p.m.

It may sound like a campy, made-for-cable B movie, but this is the stranger than fiction — and surprisingly hopeful — story of a forgotten American island chain and what states like Utah might learn from its turbulent history.
Utah and the Antiquities Act: So what's the deal?

Utah and the Antiquities Act: So what's the deal?

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted April 23 - 12:14 p.m.

With President Joe Biden expected to make an announcement regarding federal lands in southern Utah, learn just how deep Utah's connection to presidential land proclamations goes.
Mike Godfrey: 5 wildlife lessons from viral video of woman unwittingly holding venomous octopus

Mike Godfrey: 5 wildlife lessons from viral video of woman unwittingly holding venomous octopus

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 12:14 p.m.

While walking a beach in Bali, a TikTok user inadvertently placed herself in mortal danger by catching and handling a blue-ringed octopus. Here are five lessons to be learned from the viral video.
2020 got you stressed? Take a heavy dose of nature

2020 got you stressed? Take a heavy dose of nature

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 12:15 p.m.

2020 has been a rough year filled with stressors. The good news is that there's an effective and inexpensive method to help manage anxiety in these uncertain times.
Video: The Grizzly King of Yellowstone defends his throne

Video: The Grizzly King of Yellowstone defends his throne

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 2:02 p.m.

Two of Yellowstone's largest grizzly bears clash over an elk carcass offering a spectacular crash course in bear behavior, hierarchy, and safety.
Video guide: Preventing and treating acute mountain sickness

Video guide: Preventing and treating acute mountain sickness

Mike Godfrey for KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 20 - 12:48 p.m.

It's not the disease grabbing all the headlines, but as people take to the mountains it's essential they know how to prevent, recognize and treat acute mountain sickness.