All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Yosemite Rockfall’

Yosemite Rockfall Leads to Hiking Trail Closure

A hiking trail has been closed at Yosemite National Park after 16,000 tons of rock fell 500 feet near Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on March 31, the National Park Service said Monday. According to Yosemite National Park officials, nobody was hurt in the rockfall. The rockfall reportedly occurred during the afternoon of March 31, when the rocks fell 500 feet, then …

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Yosemite Rockfall: Massive Boulders Block Trail

A rockfall on March 31 at Yosemite National Park in California has blocked a hiking trail. About 16,000 tons of rocks fell from a cliff near the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, causing a cloud of smoke. The fall was reportedly a 500 foot drop. Some of the boulders broke into pieces hitting nearby trees before tumbling into water. Other boulders have caused the …

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