HIKERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HIKERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 8 clues that you should NOT hike Angels Landing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57770259-117/landing-angels-hike-chain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57770259-117/landing-angels-hike-chain.html.csp">8 clues that you should NOT hike Angels Landing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T16:23:38.458-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 04:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A lot of hemming and hawing went into this season’s Hike of the Week premier: Angels Landing. For years we have resisted posting this hike because of its proven risks. In recent memory, at least six people have fallen to their deaths while attempting to ascend this lofty massif. It makes me queasy to imagine that the next person’s body could be found clutching a copy of our Hike of the Week. But here’s the deal: Angels Landing already is the most popular hike in Zion National Park. People will ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57770259@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:23:38 MDT Hikers find unreported oil spill into Grand Staircase monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728795-78/oil-spill-wash-valley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728795-78/oil-spill-wash-valley.html.csp">Hikers find unreported oil spill into Grand Staircase monument</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T22:53:11.269-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Federal officials are investigating an apparent spill from an aging Garfield County oil field that has contaminated a wash flowing into Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The Bureau of Land Management’s Utah state office, which administers the monument, sent a team to examine the leak Wednesday, a day after receiving photographs from hikers who discovered oil damage over a 4-mile stretch of Little Valley Wash. The spill, which may have occurred years ago, is the second time in as many ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728795@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:53:11 MDT Yosemite kicks off lottery system for Half Dome http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57621209-68/lottery-park-system-yosemite.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57621209-68/lottery-park-system-yosemite.html.csp">Yosemite kicks off lottery system for Half Dome</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T20:17:59.578-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 08:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Yosemite National Park, Calif. • Park rangers say hikers can now apply for permits to ascend the summit of Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome. A maximum of 300 hikers are allowed on the metal cables on the mountain’s steep granite shoulder each day. Reservations are required, and a limited number of permits for this year can be obtained through a lottery system that started on Saturday. The 17-mile trail is strenuous with a 4,800 feet elevation gain, and it is dangerous when wet. The rout...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576212092014-03-02T20:17:59.578-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-02T20:17:59.578-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57621209@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:17:59 MDT