Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rocks fall in Yosemite: Park Service closes 1/3 of Curry Village

Via the Yosemite Blog, the National Park Service has decided to permanently close down about a third of the tent cabins and other facilities in the Curry Village area of Yosemite Valley. The decision follows a series of rock falls over the last few years that have killed or injured several people. Investigations are seeking an explanation for an increase in incidents below the cliffs of the Glacier Point area.

The photo of the day shows some of the trees at Happy Isles that were snapped off by a huge rock fall in 1996 that killed one person and damaged the Nature Center.