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Death in the National Parks

Hiking, backpacking, running, biking, climbing, rafting, and other human-powered activities in Yosemite National Park

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Death in the National Parks

Postby balzaccom » Fri May 24, 2024 10:57 pm

You might think it was lions, tigers and bears; or even rattlesnakes and scorpions. You might think...

But here's the answer, according to the National Park Service:

Car accidents


Hiking misadventures

Read the whole story here:

https://www.mensjournal.com/news/nation ... e-of-death
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Re: Death in the National Parks

Postby Grzldvt » Mon Jun 03, 2024 11:13 pm

Well been a couple of years since I have been here, life has been beyond hectic.
A very close family friend was on the Yosemite Search and Rescue team and he told me there is a fair amount of death in the park. Most of which is not advertised to the public, so this article is no surprise.
Some of the stories he told were beyond sad, but equally had some that had us all laughing so hard we were in tears.
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Re: Death in the National Parks

Postby Justin-T » Sat Jun 15, 2024 3:02 am

For Yosemite specifically though, the number 1 by a clear margin is slips/falls, according to this page:

https://www.randsinjurylaw.com/deaths-i ... 0in%201890

Car accidents is only number five, perhaps because traffic is often moving very slowly due to congestion…!
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