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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tips For The Holiday And Coming Weekend

Utah's public transportation services will not operate tomorrow, as employees celebrate the holiday. That includes UTA buses, TRAX and FrontRunner. Services will resume on regular schedules Friday, July 5.

Many people will be heading to the mountains and lakes for a long weekend. Below are some ideas and tips to help you enjoy recreation on an extended holiday.

Zion National Park ‏warns that afternoon thunderstorms are becoming more common – what we call our
Summer monsoon season. Always check the weather and flash flood potential before going into a slot canyon.

Lightning is a real danger and people need to use caution, particularly when they are on or near mountain peaks and on lakes/reservoirs. Seek shelter if a thunderstorm arises.

Cedar Breaks National Monument's 8th annual Wildflower Festival will begin this Saturday. It runs through July 21. Wildflowers are now peaking at high elevations.

The Unita Mountains are now fully accessible and are very inviting. Drive scenic the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway or one of the other access roads. Enjoy cooler temperatures at mountain lakes.

Remember, black bears live in Utah mountains. Our Division of Wildlife Resources created the video below with tips on how to stay safe.


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