Standard-Examiner visuals editor Sarah Welliver took advantage of the warm Utah weather to hike up the Frary Peak trail Sunday, March 19, 2017, on Antelope Island State Park. A 360 camera took more than 2,000 photos over a span of a little more than an hour.
Gunnison Island rises out of the purse salty waters of the north arm of the Great Salt Lake. Few people visit the remote location except for a few scientists who periodically come out to study the massive flocks of pelicans.
Although this year’s unusually wet February created challenges around Northern Utah, one group has been enjoying all of the water. Despite freezing temperatures and icy water, kayakers have begun racing through the high water rapids in Ogden Canyon.
For the past three weeks, Pineview Water Systems has been releasing water from Pineview Dam at a rate that hasn’t been seen in years. This creates larger and more technical rapids, especially in the stretch of the Ogden River known as The Narrows near the mouth of the canyon. This 1.4-mile stretch of river is considered a Class V run when the water reaches such heights. American Whitewater describes Class V as “extremely long, obstructed, or very violent rapids which expose a paddler to added risk.”
Further upstream, the Ogden River is a more relaxed, but still technical route, with pockets of Class III and IV rapids spread amongst the homes and lodges.
Biologists with the state’s Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program study the iconic body of water on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. The lake has been shrinking for years, and the changes could have large impacts on the environment and surrounding communities.
When the snow begins to fall in Ogden, the quickest way to escape into the winter wilderness is by heading to the trails along the Ogden Bench.
Utah residents enjoy the fresh snow that blanketed the Wasatch Front on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016.
Snowbasin opened for the 2016-2017 ski season on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders waited on Thursday morning for the first lifts to start running at 9 a.m.
The first significant snow of the winter hit the Wasatch Front on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.
Photographs from the Standard-Examiner staff of the moon over Utah.
Construction crews raced to install the platform for a giant treehouse before winter arrived on Powder Mountain on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. The 16-by-16-foot structure, nestled in a grove of Douglas Fir trees, is near the site of future development planned by The Summit Group.
Hundreds of horseback riders moved around 700 bison across Antelope Island on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in the annual roundup.
The second week of October is recognized as National Wildlife Refuge Week by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. In Northern Utah, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge has managed the wetlands northeast of the Great Salt Lake since 1928.