Gear Junkie in "The Week" magazine

Gear Junkie in “The Week” magazine

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My musings are apparently important enough to be lumped with “the best in domestic and international commentary, and the latest developments in business, health, science, technology, the arts, culture, consumer products and travel.” That’s the subject matter for “The Week,” a popular magazine on politics and news where this week Obama is on the cover, and the Gear Junkie is inside.

O.K., not Gear Junkie, actually. But my article from November in the New York Times on Bonneville Seabase aquatic center made The Week’s list of aggregated media mentions, titled
“Utah’s deep-sea diving”.

Here’s how the editors paraphrased my story. . .

Utah’s deep-sea diving: Bonneville Seabase is “an aquatic center in, of all places, the desert outside Grantsville, Utah,” said Stephen Regenold in The New York Times. At almost a mile above sea level, and 10 miles from the Great Salt Lake, experienced snorkelers and scuba divers can swim year-round with thousands of saltwater fish, “from flitting minnows to a pair of 9-foot-long nurse sharks.” Over the past 20 years, the husband-and-wife team of George Sanders and Linda Nelson have put more than a million dollars into building the “interactive aquarium,” which consists of three different pools with differing depths and ecological environments. One cold morning, I drove up a lonely desert road for my first dive at Seabase. I suited up in scuba gear, dove to the bottom — and nearly ran right into a sleeping shark. After getting my bearings, I went down to take another look, actually running my hand over the eerily still black form. I took a few deep breaths, “then gave the shark a final touch and stroked away, kicking carefully.”

Go here for a link to the full story: http://thegearjunkie.com/new-york-times-bonneville-seabase-story

Stephen Regenold
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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.
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