Zion National Park is home to majestic and wondrous canyons, cliffs, crags, mesas, rivers, and slot canyons. World travelers remain in awe as they drive, walk, hike, and climb into such a unique place that is filled with vibrant, sacred, and mystical energy. Gradually becoming transfixed, many push themselves further into the wilds, oblivious to weather and dangers, deeper into the backcountry, suddenly finding themselves in extreme predicaments.
These are the moments when accidents often occur. . .and these once beautiful, holy places become menacing and dangerous–sometimes leading to agonizing and horrific accidents–and even death!
Since the early 1900s there have been 73 accidental deaths that have taken place inside Zion’s park boundaries. Hundreds of rescues of outdoor enthusiasts have ensued as well. This book covers all of those deaths, and many of the gripping rescues that have occurred during the past century. Bo Beck, a senior Zion Search and Rescue member for over 17 years, also shares his personal accounts. You will marvel at the riveting stories, and take away a better understanding of how to be smarter and better prepared for your next great adventure!
NOTE: This is the original, 1st edition published in 2013. The 2nd Edition was updated by the author with recent tragedies and released in 2016 and is available from Amazon under the shortened title: Deaths and Rescues in Zion National Park.