Posts Tagged ‘hiking death’

New Rules to Hike Half Dome

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

It looks like hikers will need to be a little more proactive when it comes to scaling Yosemite’s iconic natural monument known as Half Dome. Starting in the 2010 hiking season, Yosemite will begin issuing permits to make the climb, limiting the number of persons to 400 per day.

For now, the permits will only be utilized on the weekends (Fri-Sun) and holidays, and will, consequently, result in hundreds of hikers being turned away. The permits are free, though there is a $1.50 fee to reserve a permit, up to four per party. There are currently no limits on the number of hikers visiting during the week (Mon-Thur).

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Young Hiker Dies After Coyote Attack

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Taylor MitchellTaylor Mitchell, 19, died Wednesday morning after sustaining injuries from a coyote attack. Mitchell was reportedly hiking alone in Nova Scotia, Canada on Tuesday when the attack occurred.

Mitchell, whose screams were heard by another hiker in the area who called for help, was responded to by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and airlifted to a hospital in nearby Halifax. She died the next day.

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