Several times over the last 10 years a columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune has claimed that a representative in the Utah House voted down a bill outlawing bestiality, saying "Rep. Pignanelli just doesn't understand the pressures on the farm in rural Utah." Is there any truth to this claim? [more inside]
My wife I will be visiting Bryce Canyon in early June with our 2-year-old son. We want to do the Navajo/Queens Garden loop. Would this hike be safe/doable considering one of us will be (mostly) carrying our son in a pack? We are in decent physical shape, but online I'm seeing some hikers say it is an easy hike and others saying it is strenuous and very steep.
We're also looking for suggestions for other good bang-for-your-buck hikes in Bryce, Zion, Grand Staircase/Escalante area that would be good for us with the little one.
Thanks in advance!
Is there a store in Salt Lake City that sells Utahn USGS 7.5 minute topo maps that's open on Saturday? Or, alternatively, a place in Moab that's open on Sunday? For instance, does REI sell topo maps? We're visiting Utah from Vancouver Canada and we don't have enough time to have maps shipped from the USGS, but unfortunately the way things are timed we're going to be passing through SLC and Moab on the weekend. We'll need the maps by Monday morning, otherwise we'd hang around. Any help would be appreciated.
We are in Salt Lake City just for today. What are fun things that are open? What about Park City--worth a visit or is Sundance a shitshow? We have a car.
We are planning a drive, mostly in southern Utah, in late February. What can you recommend or advise? [more inside]
So, the National Parks are shut and husband and I are on a US road trip of a lifetime, during which we were due to visit/camp at many of those National Parks. Boo! Please help us salvage our trip and tell us about your favorite State Parks/hikes/non-NPS camping spots in OR, CA, AZ and southern UT! [more inside]
Looking for ideas to keep a mentally sharp but nearly blind and mobility restricted 95 year old Grandfather/former rocket scientist busy during my week visit to see him. [more inside]
Looking for fun places to go on and off the beaten path in Utah and the Arizona Strip. [more inside]
There are plenty of websites that ordain laypersons as ministers, but we want to a.) Find a legitimate ordination website, and b.) make sure that we can do this in Utah in Grand County. We would like a relative to marry us and she is not currently ordained. [more inside]
what is a good property management companies in Utah? [more inside]
Where should I live: Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, or Utah? Or beyond? [more inside]
What other avenues should I be pursuing to find the camera we lost on our honeymoon in Utah? [more inside]
What's the most scenic way to make a combined flight / drive to Jackson, Wyoming from Seattle? [more inside]
We're planning a very small wedding in Salt Lake City. Can anyone recommend an officiant in the area?
What is this plant (or weed) growing in my back yard? It has multiple, thick stems with tiny thorns, green leaves that turn light green/reddish as the plant gets bigger, and a big root system with roots that are woody and slightly rubbery. It does not have any tendrils or flowers and left to grow, it begins to resemble a small tree. [more inside]
What should we see and where should we stay between Salmon, ID and Salt Lake City for a few days this fall? [more inside]
We are new to Utah and planning a camping trip to the southern part of the state. We're trying to decide which parks/attractions to hit in our small time frame. This could be our first and last trip to do this, since we don't think we'll be living here much longer and have limited vacation time to take at work. [more inside]
Oregon to Texas Roadtrip: which is the better route, down through California/AZ/NM or through Utah/NM? [more inside]
3-4 days free in Utah; what fun adventures can I have? [more inside]
Two Canadians road-trippin' in the USA in May. A few questions. Itinerary suggestions welcome. [more inside]
I'm going to Salt Lake City next year for a conference. Please help me figure out whether my idea to tack on a trip to the Grand Canyon in just a few extra days is feasible, sensible, brilliant, or not so smart. [more inside]
My wife and I will be driving from Spokane to Salt Lake City soon and were wondering how we should space out our trip, and what there is to see/do/eat along the way. [more inside]
I'm flying down to Salt Lake City as part of the installation team for an interactive sculpture that's going into the Leonardo. We'll be there about three weeks. I'm generally vegan at home and vegetarian/ vegan out of the house. [more inside]
Leaving tomorrow for Scottsdale.
We are driving from Seattle, through Utah. We'll have at least one night in Zion, visit Bryce....and hopefully a night in Sedona. (Skipping the Grand Canyon, went there last year) Any suggestions on things we ought not miss? I love fun restaurants, food trucks, roadside attractions. Thanks for your help!
My partner and I are moving to Oregon at the end of the month from out of state (utah) and we are very poor. Our car's registration ended last month (July 2011). Since Oregon says
we have to register our vehicle within 30 days of moving there, I want to wait till we get to Oregon to do our car's registration. We wont really doing any driving before the end of the month (we both walk to work and the grocery store), I can't see any problems with this, besides possibly getting a ticket on the drive to Oregon. Are we likely to run into problems registering our car in Oregon if our registration from Utah is expired? Thanks!
Road Trippin' questions. Driving from Denver, CO to Blue River, OR, down through California and back to CO. Here's the link to my tentative map. [more inside]
What are the most awesomely beautiful camp sites in Zion and Bryce in late May? Also where's the cheapest place to buy supplies? [more inside]
Help me find an Optometrist in Salt Lake City or South Jordan, Utah. [more inside]
I'm doing Denver-Utah-Vegas later this week. Suggestions on food/sights/activities? [more inside]
What are your favorite trails in Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park? [more inside]
Have you used child care at the Utah Shakespearean Festival? Would you feel comfortable dropping your 2.5 year old there for an 8 o'clock show? [more inside]
I'm moving to Orem, Utah in a few weeks. What are some of the "nicer" neighborhoods? [more inside]
What is this metal wire
for? I found it while hiking an animal trail in the mountians in Utah. It was stretched across a canyon going up the the rocks on either side was at chest height when I ran into it. [more inside]
Help us plan our road trip out West [more inside]
Does anyone know how busy Coyote Gulch would be in late June (say, in people per day)? Or how busy the Escalante backcountry area in general would be? Or alternately, is there a message board for people to talk about the Escalante area, like there is for Death Valley
What are some great gloves for real cold weather? [more inside]
Have you been to the Sundance Film Festival? What should I desperately know about attending it as a press person? [more inside]
Driving from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone to Bryce Canyon during Christmas week. Everything's planned, except for the car... Am I screwed? Rental car options, and do I need AWD and/or chains? [more inside]
Which form of bobsledding is best for spectating? [more inside]
Have you been to Powder Mountain, Utah? Where should we stay? [more inside]
What do you wish you knew before you did the Narrows hike in Zion National Park? [more inside]
I'm a big fan of foods and restaurant chains that are region-specific (think Moxie soda
, whoopie pie
, and Maid-Rite
). I'm taking a roadtrip through Montana, Utah, and Idaho next month. What should I check out?
Are businesses moving to Utah because Mormons make better employees? [more inside]
BasketballFilter: History of the games "21" and "Utah"? [more inside]
How should I interpret these recent interactions with my new, very-LDS neighbors in Sandy, UT? Will a housewarming party be more awkward than it's worth? [more inside]
Driving from Arizona to Bozeman, Montana in about two weeks. What things must we see along the way? [more inside]
What is there to see on I-80 in the Western US? [more inside]
Has anyone got suggestions for points of interest, rest breaks and layovers along the I-15 between Zion and Grand Tetons? [more inside]
Any recommended bike rental shops in Moab (for next week)? Google turns up many places to rent but if you have good/bad experiences or suggestions, please share.
We live in the East and have never visited the mountain states or the southwest.
Our plan is to fly to Denver in mid-September and then drive to Las Vegas via southern Utah, where we hope to see some of the major sights like Bryce Canyon, Zion NP and Monument Valley. [more inside]