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Zion Says 9 1/2 Hour Pine Creek Rescue Was Most Difficult in Memory

Newspapers said Zion National Park Rangers said the 9 1/2 hour rescue in Pine Creek Canyon was one of the most difficult in the park’s history. Like this:Like Loading…

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Snowmelt Runoff Closes Zion Narrows Trail But Makes Spectacular Waterfalls

The AP reports Zion National Park is not issuing permits for its popular Narrows Trail because of run off from this season’s heavy snow. Like this:Like Loading…

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USGS Lists 169 Volcanoes That Need to Be Watched

Spatial News reports the USGS has issued it first list of 169 U.S. volcanoes that need to be monitored through its National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) . Like this:Like Loading…

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Hypothermia Suspected in 2 Fatalities in Utah Canyon

Arizona Central reports hypothermia is suspected as reason two Brigham Young University students attempt to swim Choprock Canyon and wound up drown at the Egypt Trailhead in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Like … Continue reading

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Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints

Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state. Like this:Like Loading…

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Utah Thirteeners and Peaks With 200 Feet Prominence

David Rose has a guidebook to climbing Utah’s Thirteeners. His web page which lists the mountains also has a summit log and where you can buy the book. Like this:Like Loading…

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Soloist in Fatal Moab Fall

KSL-TV reports Scott Berneau fell 35 feet off a rock ledge while hiking hiking north of the boat docks along the Colorado River in Moab. He had been hiking with friends who had turned back prior to the accident. Like … Continue reading

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Peaks With 5,000 Foot Vertical Climbs in the Lower 48

Aaron Maizlish has an amazing peaklist.org site discussing prominence (the distance from the highest point to the next highest point). The most spectacular examples of these are the peaks where you have could have a at least 5,000 foot vertical … Continue reading

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Hiker Rides Avalanche on Utah's Mount Nebo for 1,000 Feet

The Sun Times reports Mark Thomas rode an avalanche feet first down Mount Nebo for 1,000 feet and survived with minor scratches. Like this:Like Loading…

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Buy Summit Markers from Mountain Climb

Mountainclimb.com has great collection of pewter benchmarks of highpoints. Like this:Like Loading…

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