As fuel prices rise, adventure seekers are looking for nearby places to enjoy the outdoors. For us west-siders, the Oquirrh Mountains are less than 10 minutes away. A vast number of hikes, bike trails, horseback trails and backpacking could await us — if Kennecott would open more land for public use.

Business may be business, but we have watched these mountains be put to no use for way too long. With almost all of the area north of Butterfield Canyon covered with no-trespassing signs, it is time to free the Oquirrhs.

Dallin Sweet

West Valley City