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When the wilds call some of us have to answer – Part 3

Your Turn

Last week I wrote about the adventure of getting stuck on an ice floe in Iceland.

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Village quiets with new season

The Village

The Village is so quiet — I can even sit on my front porch without hearing those loud toys running up and down Johnson.

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Rim Holidays - Mother's Day

Back When

Mother’s Day in Rim Country was hardly a time for light-hearted celebration because so many pioneer children died.

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When the wilds call some of us have to answer – Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I broke off at the point where I had reached Iceland, where the sight of the midnight blue Arctic Ocean lying in one direction and a range of snow-clad mountains in the other had told me I was in for some great hiking, but then I learned that the only way we were allowed off base was in a blue Class-A uniform armed with a pass to a town or city! 

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Fire on the Rim race weekend is here

Rattlin' the Rim

A full year of preparation and planning for the Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race culminates at noon today, Friday, Sept. 16, with the opening of a free campground, which many racers and spectators will call home for the weekend.

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Signs of changing seasons making a subtle show

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek woke up to a thunderstorm last Monday morning foreshadowing perhaps the end of a strange monsoon. Early next week may be the last of it.

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Elk bugle in Rim Country this time of year

Outdoors Under the Rim

When the bull elk begin to sound off in the Rim Country, one knows that fall is in the air. Not only is autumn approaching, but also the elk herd has begun the mating season as bulls begin to become vocal, declaring an interest in gathering a mate.

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Village turned into Tent City over holiday weekend

The Village

The Village was in the holiday spirit for Labor Day weekend. Many of the part-time residents took the risk of going through the mass migration to the high country.

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Rim Country holidays - Easter

Back When

When the Mormons settled up and down Pine Creek in 1877 they were already a congregation, having come to the Rim Country at the behest of their bishop.

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A day trip to Boyer Cabin

Jeepin' in Rim Country

A while back we took you on a trip with the Rim Country 4 Wheelers (RC4W) to an old remote cabin. Today we are going to do it again, and our destination this time is going to be an old ranch place called Boyer Cabin, north and east of Roosevelt Lake.

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Mountain bikers pre-ride Fire on the Rim course

Rattlin' the Rim

Mountain bikers from around the state have been descending on Pine and Strawberry each weekend to pre-ride the challenging Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race course which is 15 miles per lap with an elevation gain of 2,421 feet.

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When the wilds call, some of us have to answer

Your Turn

Some people are happy to spend their lives in a town or city surrounded by concrete and asphalt. And that’s fine; we’re each different and we have a natural right to be whatever we feel we are. But that’s not me; I’m happiest when I’m in the great outdoors.

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1970 Labor Day Flood memorial unveiled

Christopher Creek was well represented at the dedication and unveiling of the Flood Disaster Memorial down in Green Valley Park in Payson last Saturday morning.

Seems autumn is edging its way into Rim Country already

The Village

August is behind us and now on to September and autumn, my favorite time of year. I love the colors of the season — the reds, oranges, all shades of brown and maybe a bit of green now and then.

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Rim holidays - April Fool's Day

Back When

Practical jokes were a regular part of the Rim Country settler’s daily life. Laughter was a necessity amid the dangers of the frontier and the hardships of survival.