2011 Yosemite Deaths

The summer of 2011 was a tough one for Yosemite National Park. The number of deaths was very high at 20. 13 were classed as “traumatic.”  Here’s what went down:

* Man fell off Half Dome
* Teen dies from fall on Mist Trail
* Woman falls off Half Dome cables
* Three people go over Vernal Fall, 2 currently still missing
* Man dies after slipping into Merced at Mist Trail
* 2 men die after slipping off bridge at Hetch Hetchy, 1 currently still missing
* Man goes missing from Upper Yosemite Fall Trail, currently still missing
* Man has heart attack on Upper Yosemite Fall Trail
* Minor dies in car accident
* Man slips at Houskeeping Camp, hitting head on rock, later dies of injuries
* 7 die from natural causes


Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Dead Man’s Curve, it’s no place to play. Dead Man’s Curve, you best keep away. Dead Man’s Curve, I can hear ’em say. Won’t come back from Dead Man’s Curve.” – Jan & Dean 

*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome


About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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