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On the Hill: Climb alongside the East Vail waterfall

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday.

Today’s activity: Rope climbing next to the East Vail waterfall

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Report: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte jogs up to, and climbs alongside, the East Vail waterfall. The East Vail Waterfall is a well-known landmark as well as a popular spot for summer hiking and winter ice climbing. The site provides habitat for migratory and resident birds and serves as occasional summer range for mule deer, fox, great horned owl, porcupine and black bear.

Today’s forecast: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.— National Weather Service

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