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Death in Zion National Park: Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in Utah's Grand Circle

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Morbid, but strangely fascinating accounts In 2015, a group of seven hikers were killed when a sudden flood struck Keyhole Canyon in Zion National Park. Prior to that, the steep, narrow route to Angels Landing led to at least five fatalities. Numerous people have found that high, exposed places in Zion--such as rim trails--are bad places to be in lightning storms. Death in ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published May 1st 2017 by Lyons Press
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Diana
This was a different read, it goes through the people who died in the park, mostly through accident though there are a few suicides mentioned. Luckily, statistically, there are very few deaths compared to the number of people who go through Zion each year. The basic concept is if you follow the signs, stay within the allowed areas and know what you're doing if you're climbing or rappelling then you should be fine though of course accidents can happen.
Ursula Johnson
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
Excellent Chronicle of Deaths & Dangers in Zion

Another excellent book from author Randi Minetor, this one covering deaths in Zion National Park. This book is a cautionary one, naming the various ways people have died in the park. Many are due to carelessness, ignoring ranger's advice and more. The author doesn't want to scare people away, but to inform them of the dangers that exist and to take special care. A book park goers and others interested should read.
Jeff
Sep 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book as an impulse buy at a gift shop because I wanted to buy an ice cream with a credit card and I needed to buy something else to meet the $5 minimum. (And also because I'd just hiked the Narrows and wondered how many people had died there during flash floods.)

Now I've given a little too much thought about what it would be like to fall to your death.
Julie,
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Interesting topic, but a rather dry presentation. I read it for research purposes. A tad disappointed he didn’t try to at least give the stories a little flare. It was more of a recitation of facts than stories at all.
Edward
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: survival
Pretty good read, good information to take away for a future visit, particularly the sand covering the slick rock. Kinda morbid, but fascinating.
Lydia
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This account of those who have died in the park was difficult to read but extremely interesting. How is it possible to feel both more and less safe at the same time...
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Crisscrossing America since 1992 in a quest to see all 50 states, 408 national parks (103 to go), and more than 900 species of birds, Randi and Nic Minetor bring their expertise and their love of the wilderness, American history, and birding to readers who share their many passions. A working writer for more than 30 years, Randi is now the author of 35 books in print under her own name, and a ...more