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10 Things That Will Lure You to Stop the Car on Scenic Byway 12

Posted on June 3, 2014 10:58AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Google says this 131-mile trip will take about 2 hours and 45 minutes. Ask anyone along Scenic Byway 12, and they'll tell you to plan on much longer. And with so much to stop the car for, you won't be able to help but talk to a few folks along the way to share in the rugged landscapes, diverse adventure and extensive human history that make up Utah's All-American Road, Scenic Byway 12.
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+

10 Things Salt Lake City Loves to Share With You

Posted on May 22, 2014 1:39PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

On the heels of Ty Burrell's love letter to Salt Lake City, we've assembled a few of our favorite things about this town that we love to share with our visitors. It's a slideshow we're calling, "10 Things Salt Lake City Loves to Share With Its Guests."
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: Undiscovered Desert Southwest Utah

Posted on May 2, 2014 8:46AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Utah's desert southwest blends Utah's iconic red rock formations of the Colorado Plateau with the dramatic ecosystem of the Mojave Desert and Great Basin. Photographer James Glover has discovered some of the unique ways of experiencing the world-class outdoor landscape of Southwest 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+

Postcards From the Road: Dinosaur Country

Posted on April 22, 2014 2:18PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Mark Osler got a lens full of Utah's spectacular dinosaur country on a trip that spanned the Beehive State. See his epic journey through epochs of Utah's prehistory and learn how to follow in the literal footsteps of giants.
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+

Utah Lodges

Posted on April 15, 2014 7:23AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Utah is home to an amazing array of lodges, resorts, cabins, yurts and more. Many visitors choose to experience places like the canyons of the Wasatch Front or Southern Utah and its Mighty 5® national parks a specific way, from rustic adventure lodges and dude ranches to luxurious resorts. Here are several accommodations to consider when planning your visit to 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+

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+