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June 4, 2013
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On the Hill: Zipline offers adventure above Wolcott canyon

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

Today's activity: Ziplining through Alkali Canyon in Wolcott.

Conditions: In Wolcott, Zip Adventures has made the Alkali Canyon their home. They've set up a zipline course through the canyon, and on a nice day like today it's among the best ways to enjoy nature and adventure at the same time. While cruising 200 feet above the Alkali creek you can see it's moving steadily toward the lower Eagle River, which is currently running at about 2,000 cfs.

Today's river flows
Gore Creek at Dowd Junction: 125 cfs
Eagle River at Wolcott: 2,120 cfs
Colorado River near Dotsero: 3,720 cfs

Today's weather
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. — National Weather Service

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The VailDaily Updated Jun 4, 2013 10:53PM Published Jun 5, 2013 11:49AM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.