Capitol Reef National Park

High red rock cliffs, deep narrow gorges, carved natural bridges and arches all linked by a verdant fruitful valley. Each of Utah’s other four national parks share a couple of these features, but Capitol Reef National Park has a little … Continued

Grotto, Brighton Lakes and Temple Quarry Trails

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Brighton Lakes Trail Summer up Utah’s canyons may not offer the greatest snow on earth, but where downhillers skied and boarded in the winter you’ll find wildflowers lining hiking trails to magnificent vistas among alpine lakes and grand rocky peaks … Continued

A Visit to Experimental Breeder Reactor – I

Seventy years ago the United States dropped devastation, death and desolation on Japan demonstrating to the world truly terrible power by means of atomic energy. Less than a decade later, scientists in a small brick building in Idaho demonstrated that … Continued

Bristlecone Pines of Great Basin National Park

There is a relatively small number of living things in this world that have watched as civilizations have grown, prospered and fallen around them, and they all seem to be trees. A collection of these ancient organisms known as bristlecone … Continued

Lehman Caves – Great Basin National Park

Absalom Lehman, rancher on the Snake Range in Nevada, was enjoying a sandwich one warm afternoon when a pack rat made off with it. The sandwich was too good to let the varmint make off with it, so Absalom hopped … Continued

Beauteous Birds of Tracy Aviary

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In 2007, I placed second in the Utah PR Student of the Year competition. Our client was Tracy Aviary, a small menagerie of birds in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park. To prepare for the competition and my proposal I visited … Continued

Golden Spike National Historic Site

Hailed as the greatest engineering feat of the 19th century and a bandage on a broken nation, the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, is one of the more important events in U.S. history. The story of … Continued

Arches National Park Devils Garden Trail

A list recently came out of 10 life-changing trails in Utah. As I read through the list I was happy to have some of them already checked off including Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Delicate Arch at Arches National … Continued

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