Four years after the 2 rockfalls at Curry Village, the NPS has gone through the required legal processes and has decided to bulldoze the 72 buildings that have been behind a fence. These tent cabins and wooden rentals were squashed in October 2008 when the granite tumbled down. No one was hurt but we lost about 200 summer sleeping units and a very nice shower facility. Although “only” 17 cabins are actually hit, that area was deemed unsafe and will forever be a place we gawk at from afar. No more scrambling to the Glacier point wall. Oh well.
Officials have signed off the Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures Project Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Note: this has nothing to do with Fonzi of the old TV show Happy Days.
The park may move some of the buildings elsewhere in the Curry village area. No contractshave beenlet for the effort and it may be a while. I don’t think I’d want to be on the crew that does the work. Look out!!!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “George, George, George of the Jungle, strong as he can be. Watch out for that tree.” – TV cartoon theme song
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com