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By Nate Carlisle, Jason Bergreen, Erin Alberty and Brett Prettyman

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FILE - This July 27, 2003, file photo, shows a suspension bridge over the Manistee River southeast of Mesick, Mich., where the North Country Scenic Trail follows the river for miles. The North Country National Scenic Trail runs 4,600 miles from North Dakota to New York's eastern border. From there, it's about 40 miles across Vermont fields and mountains to the Appalachian Trail. Closing the 40-mile gap is a priority for the Michigan-based North Country Trail Association, the group responsible for the trail. (AP Photo/John L. Russell, File)
Trail Mix: Trouble in Paria Canyon, art hikes, one long trek

Remember a few weeks ago when the Bureau of Land Management placed that video on YouTube promoting Paria Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area?

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Remember all the href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogshiking/54209582-150/area-arizona-video-wilderness.html.csp" target="_blank">safety warnings issued in the video? Now we know why.

The Associated Press reports href="http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/ap/transportation/2-texas-men-rescued-from-arizona-utah-hike/nPN8C/" target="_blank">two Texas men had to be rescued in Paria Canyon. One of the hikers had a medical problem. It's a reminder that the thing about wilderness areas is problems become emergencies easily.

Mother Nature the artist

The Southern Utah Museum of Art doesn't confine beauty to a gallery.

The museum is sponsoring art hikes this summer. An outing last weekend took hikers and art lovers to href="http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/19028994/article-SUU’s-SUMA-Art-Hikes-Venture-into-Kolob-Canyons-Zion-National-Park-with-Anne-Weiler-Brown-?instance=home_first_stories " target="_blank">on the Timber Creek Overlook Trail in Zion National Park, according to KCSG.

More outings are planned for the summer. href="http://www.suu.edu/ad/pr/news/archives/viewarticle.aspx?id=1100" target="_blank">Click here for information.

An American Trail

Departing from Utah for a moment, check out what someone wants to do back east.

Someone wants to connect the North Country National Scenic Trail, which runs from North Dakota to New York, to the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia,href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/54371715-68/trail-north-appalachian-hiking.html.csp" target="_blank"> according to the Associated Press. The trails are separated by 40 miles.

The National Park Service is doing a feasibility study, the AP reports. Congress will need to give final approval.

— Nate Carlisle

Twitter: href="http://twitter.com/utahhikes" target="_blank">@UtahHikes

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