Arizona Hiker Dies After Yosemite's Half Dome Trail Fall - NBC Southern California

Arizona Hiker Dies After Yosemite's Half Dome Trail Fall

Rangers install the cables to assist the climbs of thousands of hikers who make the popular 14-mile round trip to the top of the 8,800-foot rock face.

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    YOSEMITE VALLEY, CA - JULY 1: People take pictures at Glacier Point with Half Dome as a backdrop on July 1, 2019, in Yosemite Valley, California. With the arrival of summer, visitors are greeted in the Valley with large crowds, traffic congestion, road construction projects, and hot weather. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

    A hiker in Yosemite National Park fell to her death while climbing to the top of the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome, where cables are installed each summer.

    Park spokesman Scott Gediman says 29-year-old Danielle Burnett, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was scaling the steepest part of the trail Thursday when she fell more than 500 feet down the rocky terrain.

    Gediman says Burnett was dead when Park Rangers arrived on the scene.

    Rangers install the cables to assist the climbs of thousands of hikers who make the popular 14-mile round trip to the top of the 8,800-foot rock face.

    Gediman says the incident remains under investigation.

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