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The Backcountry Squatters on a backpacking trip together (Courtesy of Tory Peters)

Backcountry Squatters: A Nature Club for Women and Nonbinary Students

By Jack McIntyre, News Writer September 27, 2023

  Backcountry Squatters, a club that organizes outdoor recreational activities for women and nonbinary students, is gaining popularity on the University of Utah campus. Tory Peters and Mary...

University of Utah student Garrett Slack mountain bikes at the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Salt Lake City on Sept. 29 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U.S. Forest Service Proposal Would Bring Fees to Utah Trails and Campsites

By Stevie Shaughnessey, Home Stretch Producer, Host October 1, 2022

  The U.S. Forest Service recently proposed the idea of adding fees to many popular trailheads across the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Of the 472 recreation sites managed by the U.S. Forest...

Jamie McDonald reads a book by Little Cottonwood Creek in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah on Sept. 5, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Forth: Gondolas Will Ruin Little Cottonwood Canyon

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer September 7, 2021

  Little Cottonwood Canyon’s winding roads, majestic mountains, mighty pines and pristine lakes make it a prime location for outdoor recreation. Seeing the wildflowers bloom in the summer,...

Photo by Richard Bowditch

Moab Music Festival Explores Utah’s Landscape with Music

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor August 31, 2019

Entering its 27th year, the Moab Music Festival is, at heart, a celebration. Held each year over Labor Day weekend, outdoor enthusiasts and music lovers alike gather in the home of the red rocks to enjoy...

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Find and Feed Your Inner Artist

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites May 25, 2019

  Summer is the best time to fill your life with the arts. If you've been pushing off your goals of becoming a more artistically-driven and self-aware human, you now have several months to achieve...

Adams Canyon Trail Waterfall. (Photo by Fiona Thomas)

Get Your Vitamin D Hiking in Utah this Summer

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer May 19, 2019

  Pleasant Salt Lake City weather is giving everybody the motivation needed to search for outdoor activities. It's lucky we have within our reach several moderate, yet fulfilling, hikes and walking...

(Photo Courtesy of Tommy Barker)

My First Time Mountaineering

December 11, 2014

  The wind burned my lips. Snow blurred out the peak, and the guides waiting at the end of the trail weren’t all that visible either. For a moment, it was easy to imagine myself alone — just...

(Photo by Taylor Dickinson)

The Trail That Has it All

October 8, 2014

  It’s hard, when you’re tasked with cutting down the multitude of fantastic hikes that comprise the Wasatch Range, to pick just one good fall hike. I’ve spent many years exploring the beautiful...