Friends of Kings Peak on Facebook

We’re delighted to find a “Friends of Kings Peak” page on facebook!

Friends of Kings Peak.


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Opinion Piece Favoring Fees on Henrys Fork Trail on Kings Peak

An opinion piece in the Salt Lake Tribune calls for fees on the Henry Fork approach to Kings Peak to hire rangers after a hiker notice that garbage and feces litter the trail.


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Toilet Bowls and Landslide Shortcuts on Kings Peak

The official and most popular route for Kings Peak is from Henry Fork to Dollar Lake up Kings Peak takes you up Gunsight Pass down into the Painters Basin and then back up to Anderson Pass on to the summit. This is longer and involves signicant elevation loss. However a lot of people take the “landslide shortcut” which is no a fairly worn trail which cuts across about halfway down from Gunsight. Hardcore folks try to cut directly across from Gunsight to Anderson but that route is fairly treacherous. The Deseret News has this analysis of the shortcut. Even more hardcore is avoiding Gunsight together via the “Toilet Bowl” to Anderson Pass Here’s a map. Here’s the discussion over the years on the forum.


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Park Roundup: Mountaineer Lodge Snoqualmie Fire, Donald Trump Park, Delicate Arch Climb, Rocky Mountain Reprieve

Here’s the May 13 summary of park news including: Mountaineer Lodge Snoqualmie Fire, Donald Trump Park, Delicate Arch Climb, Rocky Mountain Reprieve.
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Backcountry Accidents in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah

Here’s the May 13, 2006 round up of backcountry accidents Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah.
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2006-02-24 Backcountry Accident Reports on Kilimanjaro, California, Colorado, Hawaii, UK, Utah


Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006

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Uintas Closed in Fatal Avalanche


About 600 square miles of the Uinta National Forest were closed to the public Tuesday as frequent avalanches continued to hit the area where a snowshoer was lost on Saturday.
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"Lost" Utah Hiker Winds Up in Jail


KSL reports Bryan Butas has wound up in a Utah jail on a charge of insurance fraud following a massive search for him in August when it was reported he was missing on a hiking trip.
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RCMP Hug A Tree And Survive Campaign


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have put up a coloring book urging children to hug a tree to survive — in other words stay in one place until rescuers come.
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Rescuers Wondering Why 11-Year-Old Brennan Hawkins Headed Uphill in Unitas


The four day search for 11-year-old Brennan Hawkins in the Unita Mountains has a lot of people scratching their heads.
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