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  1. [Trip Report] Great trip report! In Neon, why not cut the rope...

    Great trip report! In Neon, why not cut the rope in half when you left the entire 230' on a 35' drop? Just thinking it's too bad you didn't get to do the cathedral rap at the end.
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    Garfield county SAR has confirmed they were in...

    Garfield county SAR has confirmed they were in Sandthrax. Incredible.
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    [Trip Report] It was a good day to be in a wet Zion. I think...

    It was a good day to be in a wet Zion. I think we passed you going up canyon (after doing Birch). We passed a couple groups anyway. Our party of 4 finished the day with an afternoon run through...
  4. Conditions observed over the past two days: ...

    Conditions observed over the past two days: Mystery Lake is chest deep if walking along the right wall ldc. Birch Hollow has mud at the bottom of most drops and the pothole between the final two...
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    [Conditions] Zion appears to be mostly full of water now. Did...

    Zion appears to be mostly full of water now. Did Mystery, Birch, and Pine Creek yesterday/today and all had much water. Outside of Zion, the state is bloody hot and/or on fire. Canít imagine...
  6. Thread: Suggestions?

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    Skill level of your group? For an easy, fun day...

    Skill level of your group? For an easy, fun day I second the Maidenwaters, and South is better imho. Never seen more than knee deep water there and itís right at the end. We did it the day after...
  7. Thread: Mudfest Canyons

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    A few years ago in the Roost, the day after the...

    A few years ago in the Roost, the day after the infamous "tuxedo man" rescue in Alcatraz, we renamed a popular canyon "Not Mudbender". You should be able to guess the real name. Slippery, gooey mud...
  8. Fwiw, we did the Subway the day after...

    Fwiw, we did the Subway the day after Thanksgiving last year in wetsuits and were fine.
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    Speaking of Italy, we spent 10 days there last...

    Speaking of Italy, we spent 10 days there last summer and had a blast, especially in the Dolomites. This summer we were forced to be in Hawaii for 10 days (niece got married there). My question is:...
  10. Ok. This was SLCPD and U of U officers. Still...

    Ok. This was SLCPD and U of U officers. Still not DPS or UPD or Sandy PD, etc, etc. It was reported incorrectly in the media and it is an important distinction. Jeff Payne works for Jackie...
  11. There were no DPS officers present nor are they...

    There were no DPS officers present nor are they ever involved with the U of U. This was SLCPD exclusively.

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    Your contact info has been sent to the kid who...

    Your contact info has been sent to the kid who lost the rope.
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    I know the names of the boys who left the rope...

    I know the names of the boys who left the rope and would try to get it back to them if it ends up in my hands. Thanks yall.
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    Evidently they were rappelling single strand and...

    Evidently they were rappelling single strand and using a pull cord. The knot came untied as they were pulling, leaving their shiny new rope hanging from the anchor. So, free rope on the Icicle if...
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    GWI Rescue 8/21/17

    Monday, August 21, 2017 Eclipse day

    Search and Rescue team leaders had just finished meeting working on the Curriculum/requirements for Rope Rescue 2 certification.

    The full team had just...
  16. [Trip Report] The hat on the guy in the photo is from a...

    The hat on the guy in the photo is from a volunteer group out of California: "Life Rolls On". They have a web and facebook page. Perhaps a good place to start.
  17. A bit of a grey area but this is how it works in...

    A bit of a grey area but this is how it works in SLCo: We try to only use a helicopter for "life and limb" situations. There are exceptions. The medical helis only come for medical situations. There...
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    Final rap 260' plus. The others are all under...

    Final rap 260' plus. The others are all under 100' I think. Take a 300', 200', and a 100' probably.

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    It's a mostly straightforward approach. Use a...

    It's a mostly straightforward approach. Use a gully to the right (north) of the falls. It's steep, loose, not fun. You eventually climb level with the highest of the several falls. Traverse over...
  20. This was a good read a couple of years ago: ...

    This was a good read a couple of years ago:

    http://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/sltrib/news/54909102-78/county-rescue-grand-search.html.csp
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    [News] Now open to all except oversized vehicles.

    Now open to all except oversized vehicles.
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    [News] jman, I can relate to all of those thoughts. The...

    jman, I can relate to all of those thoughts. The first thing I would suggest, if you haven't already done it, is to learn the details of how Davis County operates their SAR team. Every county does...
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    [News] Thanks for starting this thread Jman, it reminded...

    Thanks for starting this thread Jman, it reminded me to check it out. As a member of SLCSAR, I can say this film was spot on. A couple of years ago, the producer/director filmed us training with...
  24. Currently, the USARAC is in the hands of the...

    Currently, the USARAC is in the hands of the State' attorneys. Need I say more?
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    [Beta] yes

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