Utah’s Outdoor News 8-10-18

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Welcome to Utah's Outdoor News for the week of August 10th 2018. Just when we thought there couldn't possibly be more fires. Phone systems and websites for several fire reporting agencies have gone down do to so much demand. Mistaken SMS were sent to people in Utah County telling them to evacuate. Which caused even more demand on the stressed departments. You can get all your fire updates here with no worry. Our site won't go down, because we never get more than 5 visitors at a time.

Upcoming Events
The Heber Outdoor Festival is this Saturday from 9am to 5pm. I highly recommend it. - HeberFestival.com.
Hike For Hunger September 8th in Park City, to raise awareness about hunger issues. - CCOFPC.org.
Tour of Utah Bike Race and all the road closures you should plan around. - KSL.com.
Several state parks will be offering outdoor yoga events - StateParks.Utah.gov.
Attend the mountain goat watch party in the Tushar Mountains near Beaver. - DWR Facebook.
Bat night is August 16th in the La Sal Mountains. - DWR Facebook.
Uintah Basin Adventure Day is August 25th Vernal. - DWR Facebook.

Map of current air conditions and air quality in Utah.This is very interesting. - KSL.com.
Hilltop fire in Sanpete county determined to be human caused. - Fox13now.com.
Coal Hollow Fire Doubles in size now past 17,000 acres. Flames from the fire are reaching up to 500 feet. - HeraldExtra.com.
If you want a more current update of fires in Utah check out. -@UtahWildFire on Twitter.
All of Utah Lake is now under Agal Bloom warning. - DeseretNews.com.
Apparently the Dollar Ridge fire is still burning. It has surpassed 9200 acres.- Inciweb.nwcg.gov.
Search and rescue save woman with severe broken leg, near Kanarra Falls. - StGeorgeUtah.com.
The DWR put some solar powered tracking collars on pelicans to track migration. - youtube.com.
Story on Trout Unlimited about the Utah Cutthroat Slam changing a young anglers life. - TU.org.
UDOT had a cool video on the wildlife bridge currently being built a cross Parleys Canyon. - Twitter.
Elk permits are selling quickly this year. So don't wait until the last minute.

Fishing Report
BFT had an interesting discussion on ho w well the Tiger Musky would help at Scofield - BFT Utah.
Kokanee Salmon are starting to change color for the year at Strawberry. - BFT Utah.
The DWR has stocked Brook Trout, and Brown Trout in Fish Lake recently.

Upcoming Site News
I will be adding four new lake pages to the Uintas in the next week. I'm also working on the Rock Creek Drainage section of the Uintas.

If you have any trip reports this week please post them on the forum. If you have any pictures you would like to submit  for next week's news please send them to junesucker@gmail.com

In honor of the Kokanee Salmon starting to change colors, here is a pic from a few years back.

Kokanee Salmon.