Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sad To Hear
A hiker fell to his death in Zion National Park.
ST. GEORGE — A 55-year-old man died Friday after falling about 20 feet while on a hike with friends at Zion National Park.

The man fell around 3 p.m. on an unnamed canyon trail near state Route 9, about two miles west of the park's east entrance, according to park officials. A visitor to the park who reported the fall told officials the man had fallen about 20 feet and landed mainly on his head.

My condolences to his friends and family.

Update: the hiker has been identified.

Craig B. Forster, a professor behind many environmental initiatives at the University of Utah, fell to his death Friday in Zion National Park.

Forster, 56, was hiking with his wife and three friends Friday when he scrambled up an unnamed canyon near Highway 9 and he fell about 20 feet.

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