Yosemite Death Highlights Concerns Rangers Have for Public | KCET
Yosemite Death Highlights Concerns Rangers Have for Public
A trio of winter storms took to the Sierra Nevada Mountains this weekend claiming at least one life in Yosemite National Park. The incident exemplifies the dangers that persist in some mountain areas after a wind storm wreaked havoc across the state last November.
"The real danger is that a lot of trees haven't completely come down. They are hanging, still buckling," said Nancy Upham of the Inyo National Forest, which abuts Yosemite, on Friday. "More wind will push the trees over eventually."
Upham explained that the lack of snow earlier this winter has allowed the Forest Service to get a head start on clearing out debris, but snow brought in this weekend may slow or halt progress. The Pacific Crest and John Muir trails are both impassable out of Reds Meadow, and much of the surrounding area has sustained damage. "We definitely know that we have our work cut out for us next summer," she added.
On Saturday a part-time National Park employee died when a tree was uprooted by winds and fell onto his tent cabin, according to the Associated Press. The 27-year-old man worked as a park ranger during the busy season and was working for a winter concessionaire.
Upham on Friday said forest visitors, many who will be cross-country skiers at this time of year, should be aware of their surroundings. "People need to be alert. . . Be safe, tune in; trees could come down."
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