473 people who work at Yosemite were tested voluntarily for the hantavirus.This means they had blood drawn and sent off to be analyzed as the CA Dept of Pubic Health attempts to put some logic into why 9 people came down with the virus – yet no workers did. On Oct 16 and 17 the workers were stuck in the arm and a small vial of the red juice as extracted. , from Mammoth Memorial Hospital did the honors. The work was done in the Valley Auditorium. A year ago after my Harley dump near Bodie, I spent 5 days in Mammoth and probably had the some of the same folks poking me. This “survey” is reportedly the largest hantavirus survey done in the US of A. Results will take a while to compile.
In the meantime the 91 Signature tent cabins will be bull-dozed and the park is considering what the units will be replaced with. Would YOU stay in one after the Grim Reaper has made his rounds this summer?
Yo! We had 10,000 page views here in Oct – thanks for your support. And now for somethng completely different: I’m open for guest blogs. Think you can whip out an interesting story to entertain and inform hundreds of Half Dome groupies?? Send me a PM and go for it.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.” – Robert Alton Harris
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