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14 killed so far this year in Yosemite

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Re: 14 killed so far this year in Yosemite

Postby Theodore » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:34 pm

We must nuke Yosemite! It's for the children.

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Re: 14 killed so far this year in Yosemite

Postby tommyboy360 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:44 pm

Theodore wrote:We must nuke Yosemite! It's for the children.


Nope, just close it down and put a talking moose out front until other litigious matters are resolved.
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Re: 14 killed so far this year in Yosemite

Postby steelfrog » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:48 pm

Just an interesting factoid.

Normally, apparently, they have 5-6 a year.

I'm headed there for 10 days in a couple weeks. Spend at least a week there every year. About 4 years ago, the wife and I heard someone screaming as they went over Nevada Falls into the Merced. We didn't know it at the time. But got to the end of the trail and there were a gaggle of rangers taking people's names and statements of what they heard/saw.

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Re: 14 killed so far this year in Yosemite

Postby tommyboy360 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:56 pm

steelfrog wrote:Just an interesting factoid.

Normally, apparently, they have 5-6 a year.


It's an average of 5-6 THROUGH July according to the linked article. I always remembered hearing the average was ~10 by the end of the year.
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Re: 14 killed so far this year in Yosemite

Postby peter303 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:12 pm

14er deaths have been increasing past two years.
But that may just be a statistical fluctuation and no systematic cause.
11 in 2010 and 7 so far in 2011.

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