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Three Deaths at Half Dome in a years time.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:09 pm
by Yosemite_Indian
Here is a story about three deaths in a years time at Half Dome;

Sacramento Bee
Editorial: Death on Half Dome
Popular hike can also be treacherous
Published 12:00 am PDT Friday, June 22, 2007
Story appeared in EDITORIALS section, Page B6

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Death on Half Dome
Popular hike can also be treacherous
Published on June 22, 2007, Page B6, Article 1 of 8 found, 537 words.
"The hike from the floor of Yosemite Valley to the top of one of its signature peaks, Half Dome, is about 8 1/2 miles. But it is the last 400 feet that are the trickiest.
By then the hiker has made it to the steepest part of the dome, an ascent up the side that requires the use of two thick metal cables. They are held in place by metal bars that fit into holes that have been drilled into Half Dome's granite surface.
The final stretch is a heart-pounding, . . ."
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:15 pm
by Yosemite_Indian
Story form the San Francisco Chronicle;

No changes at Half Dome after fatal falls
Park officials say restricting number of hikers requires lengthy bureaucratic process
Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, June 21, 2007
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* The Hike up Half Dome is now so crowded that probably makes it more of a dangerous hike as people bump into each other on the way up and down Tseea.