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Monsoon turns Ute Canyon into perfect place to play nice

By Bill Haggerty

The word of the day is Mud. Spread the mud. You have no choice if you’re hiking around Western Colorado and Eastern Utah these days. We used to call August the Dog Days of Summer here in the desert. This month seems more like the ...


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August brings more changes to Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,636 msl Water Temperature 78-82 F PAGE, Ariz. – Adult stripers are now separated from shad forage in the main lake. Predation from all game fish has been intense and very effective for the past two months. What shad ...


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Rugged, pristine Oregon Coast is the perfect place for a reunion

By Bill Haggerty

Kites and Frisbee discs, beach buggies and flip-flops. Hoodies and fleece jackets, wet suits and surf boards.  Boogie boards and badminton, smash ball and salt water taffy. Some say Oregon has the most rugged and pristine coastline in ...


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Beware: Hiking in desert tricky this time of year

By Dave Buchanan

Bruce McCabe, who works at the Canyonlands National Park visitor center, said he rarely deals with hikers caught in flash floods, simply because it’s too darned hot to be hiking in the desert in late July and early August. However, his ...


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Recent rains send water racing through canyons

By Dave Buchanan

That ribbon of subtropical moisture stretching across the Four Corners is drenching the area in torrential downpours. These are the storms the Navajo called “male rains,” with clouds the color of old pewter, spitting raindrops ...


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Striper ‘boils’ start to happen at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,636 msl Water Temperature 80-84 F PAGE, Ariz. — Stripers and shad are in transition mode again. “Slurps”, where stripers casually eat tiny shad and ignore most angler offerings, are coming to an end. Shad ...


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Grant will pay for rerouting pleasant monument hike, as a way to thank landowner

By Bill Haggerty

Canyon tree frogs love Echo Canyon. I’m sure they like to hear their own echoes, but they also appreciate the cool, shallow pools along an intermittent stream found in this colorful canyon on the southeastern end of Colorado National ...


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Full moon, summer heat cool off the fishing at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,636 msl Water Temperature 82-87 F PAGE, Ariz. — It appears full moon during the heat of the summer in July cools fishing off. Slurps are still happening night, morning and mid-day but fish are finicky and hard to ...


State parks offer free entry on Colorado Day

By Staff

Colorado state parks will help celebrate Colorado Day on Aug. 2 by offering free entrance at all 42 parks. This year marks Colorado’s 134th year of statehood, which was granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the ...


Grand Mesa Moose Day set for July 31

By Staff

One of Colorado’s most-charismatic animals will have its day July 31 when the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service celebrate Grand Mesa Moose Day. Activities will include moose viewing information, presentations ...


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