The Daily Utah Chronicle

Barron: Stay Home from National Parks this Summer

Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronical)

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

June 3, 2020

  During winter break, my family and I planned a trip to Yosemite for late July. We booked an Airbnb, discussed how to split up the drive and I set a reminder in my calendar to apply for a hiking permit for Half-Dome months in advance. The same day I entered the permit lottery, COVID-19 claimed its second known victim in the United States. Like most Americans at that point, I had no idea how...

Meet Rexchanger, a Utah Start-up Making Adventures More Accessible


By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

July 19, 2019

  If you count yourself among the most dedicated of outdoor enthusiasts, you may likely resonate with the words of famed poet and ecologist Henry David Thoreau: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately." For University of Utah student Cara MacDonald, the drive to discover the...

MTP Student Laura Rizzo in Idaho Summer Stock Theater

 MTP Student Laura Rizzo

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

May 27, 2019

  As regional theater across the country close their traditional seasons, "summer stock" theaters open their performances to the public. Current third-year Department of Theatre student Laura Rizzo started rehearsals for the regional theater company Yellowstone Playhouse just after the end of...

Get Your Vitamin D Hiking in Utah this Summer

Adam's Canyon Trail Waterfall. Photo by Fiona Thomas.

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 trails. So on the few days that you have off of work and your dreaded summer semester classes, be sur...

Get Your Gear at Outdoor Adventures

(Photo by Kiffer Creveling)

March 5, 2015

It’s a Friday, and your buddy wants to ski the Pfeifferhorn in the Wasatch Mountains. And he’s leaving tomorrow morning — with or without you. You really need to get out, but there’s one catch: You don’t have an ice axe, skis, a warm jacket, or any energy left after your sixth math midterm...

Find Solitude for $130 by Climbing in the West Desert

(Photo by Derek Edwards)

March 5, 2015

Sometimes vacations call for real solitude. You want “getting away” to mean something different than heading to a resort or hotel filled with other tourists. Luckily for those of us living in Utah, we have some options for escaping in a state that still has real wilderness. With its high winds...

Bryce Canyon: Dramatic Views and Winter Adventure

(Photo by Conor Barry)

December 11, 2014

  A forest of needle-shaped rock formations mixed with actual coniferous trees greets those approaching the Paunsaugunt Plateau in Bryce Canyon National Park. The park, which saw 1.3 million visitors last year, is well-known for having an exceptional concentration of sandstone structures. This makes the ...

Fly Fishing for Dummies

(Photo by Conor Barry)

September 6, 2014

I’m not about to proclaim that I’m an expert. I’ve caught a fair share of fish, but I still consider myself a novice. I have a lot to learn, but I thought I would share a few tips from my experience of getting into the sport. Luckily, I’ve had a great mentor and father-in-law who has shown me the rop...

Editor’s Note, Sept. 2014

(Photo by Conor Barry)

September 6, 2014

  Fall is my favorite season. The days start getting a little shorter and the air a little cooler. I can’t wait for the leaves to start turning this year. There’s nothing quite like spending an autumn evening whipping flies on the river. That’s why this issue is all about angling. I’m pr...

Arches: Stuck in the Stone Age

(Conor Barry) Arches National Park is silhouetted by the night sky.

August 6, 2014

We’ve all seen it. It’s on the license plates, the “Welcome” billboards, and the cheesy tourism commercials. It’s that famous sandstone formation that has become synonymous with this state: Delicate Arch. It’s basically the symbol of Utah. Delicate Arch lies in the beautiful red desert in t...

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