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  • luvs_to_hike
    Church group narrowly escapes Zion flooding BY KEN PETERSON kpeterson@thespectrum.com ST. GEORGE - A church group of about
    Message 1 of 8 , Jul 31, 2007

      Church group narrowly escapes Zion flooding
      BY KEN PETERSON
      kpeterson@...

      ST. GEORGE - A church group of about 30 people in the lower part of The Narrows at Zion National Park had to escape to higher ground Friday when the North Fork of the Virgin River flash-flooded from heavy rains.

      Park superintendent Jock Whitworth said the group had hiked about three miles up the canyon and was making its way back when the water came up on them. He said they climbed atop some boulders to escape the flood.


      A few people got off the boulders before the water subsided. One woman lost her footing and was washed down the river for about a quarter of a mile before she was able to work her way out.

      Whitworth said a visitor waded across the river to give her a towel to dry off and she waited there until park rangers came to help her back across the river.

      Whitworth said another group was still camping in The Narrows Saturday, but is not expected to come out until late in the evening. Park officials are waiting to see if they make it out safely.

      Whitworth cautions people to watch weather forecasts and if rain comes and the water starts to rise, move to higher ground and stay there until the water subsides.

       

      http://www.thespectrum.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/NEWS01/707290305/1002

    • claytongarypalmer
      -I hiked the narrows to Orderville Canyon last week and the water had lots of ash in it. But only on the surface was it black the water itself was clear. Today
      Message 2 of 8 , Aug 1, 2007
        -I hiked the narrows to Orderville Canyon last week and the water had
        lots of ash in it. But only on the surface was it black the water
        itself was clear.
        Today its a thick muddy brown and flowing quite swiftly.-- In
        Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, "bruce silliman"
        <weabruce@...> wrote:
        >
        > heard that a group was caught in the narrows on Sunday and one woman
        > was swept away, only to be able to get ahold of something and survice
        > the rushing waters.
        >
        > also that the park service was waiting to see if another group made
        it
        > out on Monday after the flash.
        >
        > any news Bo or Tanya
        >
        > bruce from bryce
        >
        > p.s. also heard that the river was running black?
        >
      • luvs_to_hike
        It s a mess here! Trees falling... floods... expecting power to go out for another few hours tonight! Ouch!!!! ... The ... when ... three ... a ...
        Message 3 of 8 , Aug 1, 2007

          It's a mess here!  Trees falling...   floods...  expecting power to go out for another few hours tonight!  Ouch!!!! 


          --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, luvs_to_hike <no_reply@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > Church group narrowly escapes Zion flooding
          > BY KEN PETERSON
          > kpeterson@... <mailto:kpeterson@...
          >
          >
          > ST. GEORGE - A church group of about 30 people in the lower part of The
          > Narrows at Zion National Park had to escape to higher ground Friday when
          > the North Fork of the Virgin River flash-flooded from heavy rains.
          > Park superintendent Jock Whitworth said the group had hiked about three
          > miles up the canyon and was making its way back when the water came up
          > on them. He said they climbed atop some boulders to escape the flood.
          >
          >
          > A few people got off the boulders before the water subsided. One woman
          > lost her footing and was washed down the river for about a quarter of a
          > mile before she was able to work her way out.
          > Whitworth said a visitor waded across the river to give her a towel to
          > dry off and she waited there until park rangers came to help her back
          > across the river.
          > Whitworth said another group was still camping in The Narrows Saturday,
          > but is not expected to come out until late in the evening. Park
          > officials are waiting to see if they make it out safely.
          > Whitworth cautions people to watch weather forecasts and if rain comes
          > and the water starts to rise, move to higher ground and stay there until
          > the water subsides.
          >
          >
          >
          > http://www.thespectrum.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/NEWS01/70\
          > 7290305/1002
          > <http://www.thespectrum.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/NEWS01/7\
          > 07290305/1002>
          >

        • wininzion
          We got the same storm in T-ville yet Hurricane was almost dry. LaVerkin Cr behind the house is really flashing. Be safe, Win ... go ... of ... Friday ... came
          Message 4 of 8 , Aug 1, 2007
            We got the same storm in T-ville yet Hurricane was almost dry.
            LaVerkin Cr behind the house is really flashing.

            Be safe,
            Win

            --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, luvs_to_hike
            <no_reply@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            > It's a mess here! Trees falling... floods... expecting power to
            go
            > out for another few hours tonight! Ouch!!!!
            >
            >
            > --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, luvs_to_hike
            > <no_reply@> wrote:
            > >
            > >
            > > Church group narrowly escapes Zion flooding
            > > BY KEN PETERSON
            > > kpeterson@ <mailto:kpeterson@
            > >
            > >
            > > ST. GEORGE - A church group of about 30 people in the lower part
            of
            > The
            > > Narrows at Zion National Park had to escape to higher ground
            Friday
            > when
            > > the North Fork of the Virgin River flash-flooded from heavy rains.
            > > Park superintendent Jock Whitworth said the group had hiked about
            > three
            > > miles up the canyon and was making its way back when the water
            came up
            > > on them. He said they climbed atop some boulders to escape the
            flood.
            > >
            > >
            > > A few people got off the boulders before the water subsided. One
            woman
            > > lost her footing and was washed down the river for about a
            quarter of
            > a
            > > mile before she was able to work her way out.
            > > Whitworth said a visitor waded across the river to give her a
            towel to
            > > dry off and she waited there until park rangers came to help her
            back
            > > across the river.
            > > Whitworth said another group was still camping in The Narrows
            > Saturday,
            > > but is not expected to come out until late in the evening. Park
            > > officials are waiting to see if they make it out safely.
            > > Whitworth cautions people to watch weather forecasts and if rain
            comes
            > > and the water starts to rise, move to higher ground and stay there
            > until
            > > the water subsides.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > http://www.thespectrum.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
            AID=/20070729/NEWS01/70\
            > \
            > > 7290305/1002
            > >
            > <http://www.thespectrum.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
            AID=/20070729/NEWS01/7\
            > \
            > > 07290305/1002>
            > >
            >
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