Provo Canyon is a popular destination for hikers, whether they want a strenuous climb or a moderate hike. All hikers need to be aware of potential dangers and take precautions: watch for changes in the weather; carry sufficient drinking water; and stay on the marked hiking trails. Those are obvious safety issues.
But avoiding deadly medieval-style booby traps is usually not on the agenda. An alert military-trained Forest Ranger officer who was patrolling the area noticed some trip wires and disabled two dangerous booby traps on the Big Springs Trailhead last spring before anyone got hurt. Read More