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August 12, 2013
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On the Hill: Ziplining 200 feet above Alkali Creek

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: Ziplining through Alkali Canyon

Conditions: In Wolcott, the Alkali Creek has carved its way through the mountains to create the Alkali Canyon, although you wouldn't necessarily know it by driving alongside it on Hwy 131. By erecting six zipline features, Zip Adventures at 4 Eagle Ranch has created a way to see the canyon that provides views unlike anyone else has ever seen in its nearly 200 years of ranching history.

Today's weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. — National Weather Service

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