Tag Archive for Deaths

Will Climate Change Make Yosemite More Dangerous?

Backpackers this year were not fully prepared for how spectacular the spring runoff was. Although warned by rangers that Yosemite had one of the biggest snow packs of recent memory hikers are finding trails are especially muddy and slippery and two hikers have died trying to cross the bridge at Wapama Falls. In fact this…

Yosemite Claims 18th Casualty of 2011

September 5, 2011 – Yosemite’s 750,000 wild acres draw 4-million visitors in a typical year so its probably a wonder that more people don’t die than the 18 that have died so far this year. The 18th was a 69-year-old hiker who died in his tent of apparent natural causes. The five previous were very…