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Dinosaur Astronomy

Posted on April 4, 2014 9:30AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Dinosaur National Monument's celebrated dark skies can offer some of the most inspirational looks into our universe given the monument's unique context: see the stars on an unblemished canvas like our human — or dinosaur — predecessors did.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Postcards From the Road: Tranquil Utah

Posted on April 1, 2014 1:28PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Join photographer Dan Ransom on a journey through some of Northern Utah's most tranquil places. Up here, sunrises and sunsets are elemental, wildlife is abundant and outdoor adventure varies from deep-powder snowmobiling or a day on the river to hiking toward some of the state's most breathtaking views.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Postcards From the Road: The Wildlife of Tranquil Utah

Posted on April 1, 2014 8:25AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Photographer Dan Ransom's recent tour through spectacular Tranquil Utah was a wildlife lover's dream. Antelope Island and the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge alone are top wildlife and birding destinations not just in Utah, but in the nation.

Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Circle Back: Ski and Golf in One Epic Utah Day

Posted on March 28, 2014 7:29AM by Ray Grass

Here's something you might have missed: You can ski and golf lots of places. This time of year in Utah, you can do both on the same day, and get The Greatest Snow on Earth® and some of the nation's best public courses while you're at it. Plan a day during your visit to take advantage of the unique outdoor recreation experiences that define Utah: Life Elevated. 
Author: Ray Grass

For 47 years, Grass was on the staff at the Deseret News, 37 of those years as outdoor editor. Key responsibilities involved writing about all outdoor activities, such as skiing, fishing, camping, wildlife, hiking, rafting, biking and in-state travel stories, which included visiting and writing about all of Utah's outdoor wonders. In 1976 introduced the weekly Deseret News Outdoor Page. In 2005, Outdoor Writers Association of American voted the Deseret News Outdoor Page No. 1 in the country. Grass wrote a number of sports stories, including covering two Olympics and writing along with two co-workers a 2002 Olympic book, but ultimately prefers getting outdoors.

Mr. Grass was a founding officer in the Utah Outdoor Resources Foundation, which raised money for outdoor programs such as bighorn sheep transplant, building a disabled hiking trail at Snowbird and sponsoring a dozen children's fishing program at Fairmont Park, Murray Park and Mark Eaton's Standing Tall fishing program.

Grass retired from Deseret News in 2009 and is currently writing outdoor stories for Deseret News and KSL online.

Skyline Adventure

Posted on March 27, 2014 7:48AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

This is what happens when you combine The Greatest Snow on Earth with kites, crosswind attacks of 5 to 20 mph and nearly 10,000 feet in elevation in the mountains of Central Utah.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Top 10 Family-Friendly Hikes in Utah National Parks

Posted on March 20, 2014 7:49PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

From spring through fall, the perfect weather of Utah's red rock country lures families from all over the world to experience what will surely become among their top ten hikes of all time. With so many destinations, and so many trails, it can be difficult to decide where to begin in Utah's Mighty 5® national parks. Here are ten hikes, two per national park, you cannot miss.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Expert Witness: David West, Zion National Park Photographer

Posted on March 11, 2014 10:44AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Expert Witness: 5 Minutes with Photographer David J. West.

Why is Zion National Park a top bucket-list vacation destination? See Zion National Park through the lens of photographer David J. West, who was so inspired by the beauty of the West and Zion Canyon he moved to Utah several years ago. West now operates the David J. West Gallery in Springdale at the mouth of Zion Canyon and regularly photographs the park's natural splendor.

 



Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

The Journey Down 12: Utah's All-American Scenic Byway Redefines the Road Trip

Posted on February 25, 2014 3:05PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Utah's All-American Scenic Byway 12 redefines the road trip through nonstop, transformative landscapes, towns and experiences. Give yourself a few hours, or a few days; this is 124 miles of Scenic Byway you won't want to drive quickly.

Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

A Life Elevated: Philip Grubisa

Posted on February 18, 2014 3:59PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Head up to Canyons Resort for late-season fresh powder and fresh, locally sourced cuisine overseen by head chef Philip Grubisa.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

A Match Made in Utah: Snowshoeing and Chocolate

Posted on February 11, 2014 2:12PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Snowshoeing The Greatest Snow on Earth® and Internationally Recognized Chocolate? Both are found in Utah. Whether you're in town for Valentine's Day and the President's Day holiday or are planning a late-season ski trip, make sure you save room for some of Utah's artisan chocolate.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+