Mike Godfrey

4 outdoorsy resolutions for the new year

4 outdoorsy resolutions for the new year

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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, KSL.com Contributor  |  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.
Yellowstone's wolves 25 years after reintroduction: The effects on hunters and human safety

Yellowstone's wolves 25 years after reintroduction: The effects on hunters and human safety

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 30 - 12:15 p.m.

Early conservationists and hunters were unenthusiastic about predators generally and wolves in particular. Here's a look into the effect Yellowstone wolf reintroduction has had on hunting and human safety.
Why legendary Mount Timpanogos is Utah's 'Everest'

Why legendary Mount Timpanogos is Utah's 'Everest'

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 7:32 p.m.

As home to dozens of mountain ranges, Utah represents an extremely crowded field of high-elevation splendor, but Mount Timpanogos in Utah County rises above all other (some taller) peaks as Utah's Everest. Here are four reasons why.
Hiking to Cassidy Arch in Capitol Reef

Hiking to Cassidy Arch in Capitol Reef

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 3 - 12:15 p.m.

Capitol Reef National Park — A land of rugged beauty, rich history and legendary outlaws. Here's what you need to know before hiking the moderate trail to Cassidy Arch.
Family-friendly outdoor adventures in Red Canyon and Bryce Canyon

Family-friendly outdoor adventures in Red Canyon and Bryce Canyon

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 11 - 1:48 p.m.

Looking for a great family-friendly bike trail that offers access to some of Utah's most iconic natural treasures? Look no further. Here's what you need to know about the Red Canyon Bike Path.
Video: Heavenly autumn scenes in Utah's mountains

Video: Heavenly autumn scenes in Utah's mountains

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 25 - 12:55 p.m.

Remnants from Hurricane Rosa earlier this month transformed Utah's idyllic Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest into a heavenly scene of autumn colors, snow covered mountains and dramatic clouds.
Video shows Dollar Ridge Fire blanketing western Uintas in smoke; Tips to decrease wildfires

Video shows Dollar Ridge Fire blanketing western Uintas in smoke; Tips to decrease wildfires

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 9 - 3:44 p.m.

Take in the view from the summit of Bald Mountain as thick smoke from the Dollar Ridge Fire reaches the western Uintas and review these resources to help minimize damage to Utah's public lands this fire season.
7 of Utah's greatest natural wonders

7 of Utah's greatest natural wonders

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 25 - 1:27 p.m.

Discover some of Utah's most wondrous natural features, and what can be done to preserve them.
Floating the Green River: An intro to white-water rafting

Floating the Green River: An intro to white-water rafting

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 12 - 2:35 p.m.

The first 7 miles beneath the Flaming Gorge Dam have a blend of stunning scenery and beginner- friendly white water rapids. Enjoy the video and learn how to add a float down the Green River to your adventure list.
Video showcases Utah's stunning landscapes, other national parks in 8K

Video showcases Utah's stunning landscapes, other national parks in 8K

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 31 - 2:38 p.m.

Take a short video tour of some of Utah's most iconic landscapes in eye-popping 8K.
Feeling stressed? Watch this soothing video of Utah's winter scenery

Feeling stressed? Watch this soothing video of Utah's winter scenery

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 6 - 12:44 p.m.

Experience the relaxing beauty of a Wasatch Mountain snowstorm in crisp 4K.