Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NEWS STORY

Warm weather returns for the weekend

PROVO – Forecasters are calling for summer through the weekend.
The National Weather Service said Utah Valley residents will see temperatures near 80 Friday and near 90 on Saturday and Sunday.
Skies will clear and sunny ...

Friday, April 3, 2015

Notes from an Angels Landing rookie


By David Kennard
Daily Herald

ZION NATIONAL PARK -- The Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park is the roller coaster of outdoor hikes.
The 2.5 mile trail to Angels Landing takes hikers on a very aggressive, but mostly paved trail 1,488 feet above the Virgin River, which quietly winds its way through Utah’s first national park.
There are two numbers there that are important: 1,488 feet and 2.5 miles. Any fifth-grader putting that on a graph will understand that that’s a steep hike, really steep. Imagine going on a two-mile walk then taking the stairs to the top of the Empire State Building (1,250 feet) or the The Willis Tower in Chicago (1,451 feet), and back again.
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