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Re: Precipice Trail fatality

Postby Bark Eater » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:58 pm

That's very sad. The Precipice certainly has exposure but the ladders take the risk out unless the rock is wet. And if it is wet one really shouldn't be up there. I have fond memories of climbing it with my dog Rainier back in the 80's. I'd pick her up, hoist on the shoulder, and climb a ladder. She'd then forge on ahead and wait for me at the base of the next ladder. That was one great trail dog!

I'm happy to learn that they reopened the trail after the Peregrine Falcon thing. Seems like it had been closed for many years.
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Re: Precipice Trail fatality

Postby AlexeyD » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:36 pm

Florida Frank wrote:The Precipice certainly has exposure but the ladders take the risk out unless the rock is wet. And if it is wet one really shouldn't be up there.


According to the linked article she fell on one of the sections between the ladders. As for the rock being wet, it very well may have been - the whole region had received substantial rainfall late last week and on Saturday. Very tragic indeed, and an awful reminder that these things can happen even on established, non-technical "hiking"trails.
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