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The Dean Jones Hill

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title The Dean Jones Hill
Description The other was, "The Red Point." south of Manti where Highway 89 curves southwesterly toward Sterling Both were challenging hills for beginners, but the Red Point was especially difficult because it was more densely covered with juniper trees. and steeper with longer runs. The "Sheep Trail" was an extension southeastward from the Red Point for about one mile and also zig-zagged through the juniper and scrub oak, which meant that one had to have complete control or he or she would end up in the tree tops. Near the west end of the Red Point on its north side was a very steep hill which had been cleared of junipers. It made an ideal slalom run as there was plenty of room to criss-cross back and forth to the bottom It was also a good downhill run for those daring enough to take it straight down However, for those doing so, there was a surprise awaiting them when they hit the bottom of the hill because it suddenly went from a steep 45 degree slope to zero slope or "flat " Unless you were ready for it, the momentum would sit you down on the seat of your pants. Legend has it that the first person to make the downhill run without mishap was Dean Jones (Bill Jones, the plumber, was his Dad). Thus, the hillside was named "The Dean Jones Hill " When you could challenge the Dean Jones Hill and make it to the bottom on a downhill run without crashing, you were considered a pretty good skier I remember the feeling of exhilaration as I safely made the downhill run for the first time I also remember witnessing many spectacular crashes on The Dean Jones Hill, more than one resulting in broken limbs. East of The Dean Jones Hill was a shorter, but steeper hill, which was a branch of the Sheep Trail The top of this hill was crossed by an irrigation ditch, which, when filled with snow, created a little jump before descending the hill. This was my favorite run because of the jump at the beginning of the descent. There were no ski-tows or lifts at the Red Point Thus we had to "herring-bone" up the hillsides which was hard work It would take about one hour to "herring-bone" up the Sheep Trail, and about five minutes to ski to the bottom, finishing at the Dean Jones Hill. One day 19
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326518
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326518