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East Portal Road open to public

By Staff

The East Portal Road to the Gunnison River is now open. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation this morning said the road, which offers access to Crystal Dam, the Gunnison River within the Curecanti National Recreation Area and the Blcak Canyon of ...

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Bring a camera, Grand Staircase/Spooky Gulch full of spectacular views

By Bill Haggerty

“Work, work, work,” said retired Denver area teacher Larry McKenna. “You’re my hero.” Sitting in the lawn chair next to our camping spot along Harris Wash in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with ...

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Warming trend keys bass spawn at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,609 asl                 Water Temperature: 51-57 degrees F PAGE, Ariz. – The aquatic tension in Lake Powell is reaching critical mass. Days are getting longer. Water ...

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Grand Staircase/Devil’s Garden is ‘masterpiece’ worth trip

By Bill Haggerty

The Devil’s Garden is a fairyland of goblins, hoodoos, gnomes, knobs and arches. It’s also Heaven for rock hounds, scientists, historians, photographers and other desert rats like me. Although it’s located only a ...

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Warmest water provides fastest action at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,609 asl                 Water Temperature: 51 – 57 degrees F PAGE, ARIZ. – The report this week finds most striper fishing success in the southern end of Lake ...

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Best spring fishing indicator? Check the weather first

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,611 asl                 Water Temperature:  51 – 56 degrees F PAGE, Ariz. – Good fishing in March happens when weather warms but that is often followed by a ...

Trails leadership training offered

By Staff

Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado will host a weekend of learning trails crew leadership skills April 16-17 at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. The workshop will emphasize preserving, maintaining, and building area trails and will include hands-on ...

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Dominguez Wilderness Area has multiple uses for hikers

By Bill Haggerty

Last year, I wrote about a great trail that leads into Big Dominguez Creek and the Dominguez Wilderness Area from Cactus Park. Problem was, I was in Virginia and made a few mistakes on directions since the area had become wilderness and the ...

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Escape the world’s troubles, hike to Monument Canyon

By Bill Haggerty

The world has changed. Earth has shifted on its axis. Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, radioactive fallout. Flying over Tulsa, Okla., on our way home from Virginia, Delta pilot Captain Christopher Smith has asked flight attendants on Flight ...

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Gold Star Canyon close to home, full of multi-colored rock

By Bill Haggerty

Gas prices continue to rise as tensions in the Middle East and Northern Africa disrupt oil supplies and as commodity traders scam the holy crude out of us. Time for a local hike, so we can save a little gas and pay for the slight rise in fees ...

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