First the Economy, then Yosemite

10 10 2008

Wall Street is not the only thing that came plummeting down this week.

Yosemite National Park in California has a second rock slide today after chunks of granite crashed to the Yosemite Valley floor in a cloud of dust Wednesday, injuring at least three people and destroying several cabins

The popilar lodging and retails area is defined by dramatic, sheer cliffs.

A park spokesman tells the television station KCRA that the first slide occurred shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday

The slide destroyed five cabins and partially damaged at least three others, according to a park statement. Three visitors were treated for minor injuries

A park spokesperson said the volume of rocks cascading from the granite face was estimated at about 1,800 cubic yards, or about 180 truck loads.

Source: Associated Press via Yahoo




One response

12 10 2008
Annette Piper

Its fortunate that it was on a weekday rather than a weekend or the casualties might have been higher. THat’s a lot of rock to clear away!!

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