Even when she's in a bad mood, Mother Nature remains beautiful.
Too many news stories this week involving death. We talk about and post these death stories to help others understand when we venture into the wild, it is just that, and to be prepared for anything. A simple day hike, family camping trip, or flat-water paddle session can turn from fun to dangerous in moments. What is most beautiful and alluring about wilderness areas can also be the most dangerous. The ol' Scout motto remains the best advice when courting Mother Nature, "Be Prepared."
Ogden Sunrise as seen from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail
Every sport has it's season. Right now, it's Everest time. By now, most of heard of the "brawl on Everest" which included three prominent alpinists, but we hadn't heard the point of view from the most famous climber involved, Ueli Steck. Outside Magazine posted Ueli's version late last night, "Brawl On Everest: Ueli Steck's Story."
Join the Ogden Nature Center for this year's Earth Day Celebration!
For a full schedule of events see below, or click here.
Saturday, April 20, 12 noon - 4 pm
We're packing the house with tons of earth-friendly ideas, booths, workshops and activities! All of Utah's green gurus will be on hand and activities will range from bee keeping lectures, to Llama cart rides! Children love the water trailer and the rock climbing wall while adults enjoy taking home special plants from the native plant sale. Read more for all the details.
Cost: $2 per person / we encourage the use of alternative transporation or carpooling to Earth Day
Would you like to buy some water-wise plants to grow at home? Or, would you like to get out of the house for a fun spring day with the kiddos? There will be something for all ages at the Ogden Nature Center’s annual Earth Day Celebration. Come learn something new!
When: Saturday, April 20 from 12 noon - 4 pm
Where: Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street
Admission: $2 per person
Earth day will be held rain or shine
Alternative transportation and carpooling is encouraged
ACTIVITIES – running throughout the day from 12 noon – 4 pm
• Make your own head wreath
• Llama cart rides with Weber Pathways
• Face painting by The Painted Otter
• Building birdhouses with the Home Depot
• Composting workshops
• Climbing wall
• Live animal presentations by Ogden Nature Center
• Children’s Hour
• Solar array and green building tours
• Nature Scavenger Hunt
• Story hikes
• Nature crafts
EXHIBITORS – set up all day from 12 noon – 4 pm
• Native bees with Mason Bee Habitat for Pollination
• The Nature Conservancy
• Slow Food Utah
• Youth Impact
• Ott Planetarium
• Utah Population Environment Coalition
• Utah Transit Authority
• Bike Valet by Ogden Bike Collective
• Ogden City Public Works – with info about solid waste, storm water and forestry
• Watershed Trailer & Wetlands with Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the US Forest Service
• Utah Environmental Congress
• Pollution Awareness with Breathe Utah
• Utah Moms for Clean Air / Recycling with Utah Recycling Alliance
• Wild Aware Utah
• Weber Basin Water District
• Bloom Recycling
• Hogle Zoo Biofacts
• Live birds of prey with Hawkwatch International
• Local First Utah
• Utah Department of Environmental Quality
• Weber Pathways
• Crepes by Crepes Etc.
• Lemonade & Coffee by Grounds for Coffee
• Snowcones by Brainfreeze Snowies
• Polynesian food by Pauni Island Catering
• Pizza by The Lucky Slice
GREEN PRODUCT VENDORS
• Native Plant Sale by Willard Bay Gardens
• Recycled & upcycled goods by Our Children’s Earth
• Henna by An Array of Artistry
• Green products by Green the World
• Handmade bird feeders by KC Wood Arts
• Handmade wares by Kathrin Duffy
• Upcycled goods by Brooke Anne Fuller
• Terrariums by Lessie Swenson
EARTH DAY PRESENTORS SCHEDULE
Live Entertainment On the Earthen Stage Behind the Visitor Center
Wild Bird Presentations at the Ogden Nature Center Amphitheater
Wild Bird Presentations will start at 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 and 3:30 pm. Ogden Nature Center educators and volunteers will present several of the birds and animals that call the Nature Center home. Learn about bird species native to Utah, including owls, hawks and eagles.
Workshops & Lectures in the LS Peery Education Building, West Classroom
• 1:00 pm – Composting workshop
• 2:30 pm – Native bees workshop
• 3:00 pm – Composting workshop
Ongoing – Solar Array and Green Building Tours
20th Annual Birdhouse Exhibit
Additionally, the Ogden Nature Center’s 20th Annual Exhibit of Birdhouses will be on display along birdhouse trail! Some of the birdhouses are for sale, with all proceeds going to the artists. Birdhouses will be on exhibit until August 31, 2013.
Earth Day Art Poster Exhibit
Winners of the annual Earth Day Art Poster Contest will be announced at a ceremony at 11 a.m. Contestants and their families are invited. This year’s theme is “I Enjoy Nature By__________.” Entries for the contest should be two-dimensional on 9” x 12” paper. Entries are due on April 6. All children in grades K-6 are invited to enter. Entry forms are available at the Ogden Nature Center.
To make Earth Day affordable for families, the following sponsors have generously sponsored this event: ATK, Elliott-Hall Company, Ogden City Arts, The Standard-Examiner, Westinghouse, Bloom Recyclers, Grounds for Coffee, Lucky Slice Pizza, Only In Ogden and Kohl’s
Give 'er a listen and here why Daniel and Tim are stoked more than ever for this year's festival! For a complete breakdown of events, visit the official Facebook Event Page, here: 6th Annual Ogden Climbing Festival
You know you're hardcore when you're snowshoes are bright purple.
Despite this episode's title, we don't chat too much mountain man news. Instead, we burned a significant amount of the show incorrectly answering Outside Magazine's "Test Your Survival Skills"quiz! Let's just say, we might not be the first to give advice when it comes to landing a distressed Cessna, saving a child from a subway car, or stopping a vehicle careening down a mountain without breaks. Click here to take the test yourself. Good luck, hope you live.
Darwinism on display at Antelope Island. This is what happens when you shake a fence and throw rocks at a buffalo. It pins you, embarrasses you, and leaves you to reevaluate your food-chain status. Anyway, turns out this brilliant guy was OK, and maybe only received a bruised ego, we hope.
Quote of the Week: “I could see myself in a relationship with a girl; Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She's mesmerizing.” - Megan Fox (This is what happens when you Google 'mountains' and 'quote.'
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”- Edmund Hillary (That's better...)
Dolphins beat media. Multiple news agencies, including KSL.com, rushed to post a story about rogue weaponized Ukrainian military dolphins in which Outside Magazine set us straight by recognizing the hoax. Fun while it lasted though.
Utah Outdoor Rec Office in the works
Utah Forrests targeted by Al-Qaida
53 Yr. Old Becomes Oldest Iditarod Champ
Teen Survives Two Nights on Sugarloaf
Dolphins Gone Wild – Oh, it’s a hoax
Kayaker Finishes 4,000 Mile Expedition
X Games Drops Best Trick
Registration Opens for GoPro Mountain Games in Vail
Endurance SUP Racer Robbed
Honnold / Caldwell Free Four Zion Walls
Three North Faces Winter Soloed
Todd to the Top pulled out this reference:
March 15–16 – Ski Photography Workshop OVBA, Snowbasin
March 16th – Winter Wizardry SLUG Games - Featuring an enchanting course where riders will be forced to level up while dodging Ice Trolls, Mystical Dragons, and fellow Orcs alike. - Snowbasin
March 16th – On-Snow Demo Benefitting Snowbasin Adaptive Sports
March 16th – The Front Climbing Club Clipping Classic Comp
March 22-23rd - Antelope Island Buffalo Run 25K, 50K, 50 Mile, 100 Mile
March 23rd – Wolf Mountain Closes for Season – Pond skim, Rail Jam Retro
March 29th – Weber Pathways Presents Dinner w/Pete Fromm
April 12-14th – 6th Annual Ogden Climbing Festival
April 13th – 15th Annual Spring Session at Powder Mountain
June 7-8th – Rockwell Relay Series: Moab to St. George
July 20th – Rockwell Relay Series: Pamperfest Challenge
Black Diamond 2013 Digital Catalog Released
Pertex included in Black Diamonds Fall 2013 Apparel Line
Wasatch Powder Monkeys Smart XBars
SUUNTO Introduces new Elementum Terra Designs
Big Agnes Scout UL2 Tent Named Backpacker Editors’ Choice 2013
Skillz Session: Climbing: Train Like the Euro’s
My Lands: Utah Paragliders Concerned About Rock Excavation
“There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.” -Winston Churchill