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Dramatic Yosemite Falls Rescue

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:31 pm
by maiathebee
A hiker slipped into the middle falls of Yosemite Falls and was lucky enough to get himself up onto a rock in the middle of the cascades. He was pulled out via helicopter.

Please be smart about water, everyone. My guess is he was trying to go close to see or take photos. It's not worth your life. He's lucky to be alive.

http://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/Hiker-Sli ... -Falls.htm

Re: Dramatic Yosemite Falls Rescue

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:44 pm
by macchiolives
I've done both Yosemite Falls trails from the valley and Yosemite Creek. I've always been too scared to get close to the water when reaching Yosemite Falls. I don't know how people can sit on the ledge over looking the Falls but maybe I'm just a scaredy cat. But that's not to say I haven't made bad decisions. I hiked up Yosemite Falls from the valley once with slip-on vans and no socks. I'll never do that again. But then again, I might of scored points for looking like Spicoli with my long hair (at the time) at the top of the falls. Should've ordered a pizza up there and had it delivered from Curry Village. Good thing the hiker got saved.