The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from May 2014

  • Art of the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine at UMFA

    Jean Arnold (American, b. 1961), Kennecott: Big Pit, 2012. Oil on canvas. ©Jean Arnold Once an 8000-foot mountain, the Kennecott Bingham Canyon Copper Mine is now the largest man-made pit in the world. The mine is 2 3/4 miles wide and 3/4 mile deep, and is the second largest copper producer in the

  • Hiking Utah’s Mount Olympus (and Beating Asthma)

    You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. ~Walt Schmidt Step pause, step pause, each one just little higher than the last. The trail seemed to have no end of "up," and I was struggling. About that time, and hiker training for a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon lapped me