Category Archives: Utah

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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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.

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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.

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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) .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Avalanche Near Canyons Ski Resort at Park City, Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News report 3 to 5 people were killed in an avalanche near the Canyons Ski Resort at Park City, Utah. The avalanche broke near a ridgeline above Dutch’s Draw. The avalanche was 500 yards … Continue reading

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2 Climbers Spend 4 Wintry Days Stranded on Zion Cliff

KSL TV reports two experienced were stuck on a 1,500 foot cliff for 4 days in Zion National Park. Rescue efforts were thwarted by bad weather. The climbers were hungry and cold but did not need hospitalization. ——- Here’s the … Continue reading

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