seven deaths on the Angels Landing trail since 1919

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seven deaths on the Angels Landing trail since 1919

Post by joebartels » Feb 07 2018 3:45 pm

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Re: seven deaths on the Angels Landing trail since 1919

Post by big_load » Feb 07 2018 7:10 pm

How sad. :(

I wonder how much traffic there was at the time.

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Post by KwaiChang » Feb 10 2018 5:41 pm

That's terrible - having done that hike tho I can see it very possible and quite honestly am kinda amazed that there are not more fatalities. There was one small portion that one step to the left just a little off would be at LEAST a 1500 foot drop.....

My one VIVID memory during that hike was seeing this poor woman frozen in fear when there was an 8 foot gap from the end of one chain to the start of another....all she could do was repeat..."The chain, the chain the chain......." It was a bear to hike around her, for her sake I hope she either made it to the top or back down without any permanent mental scarring. We aren't all meant to hike.....

My heart goes out to that family.....
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Re: seven deaths on the Angels Landing trail since 1919

Post by KBKB » Feb 10 2018 11:06 pm

This is indeed very sad.

I've only hiked to Angel's Landing once, but I did it on a very busy summer day. I was amazed at the continuous stream of hikers going both up and down. I saw various levels of comfort with the height and the exposure, ranging from a terrified woman who had her arms wrapped around one of the poles supporting the chains to other hikers who were jogging to the top with nothing but thin air only a matter of feet from the path they were on. Looking back at my photos just now, it's not hard to imagine having a mishap on this route.
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