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RMNP fall

Postby 2giqs » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:42 pm

Woman dies in hiking fall at Rocky Mountain National Park
Posted: 09/30/2012 11:49:43 AM MDT
September 30, 2012 5:53 PM GMTUpdated: 09/30/2012 11:53:36 AM MDTBy Tom McGhee
The Denver Postdenverpost.com

Rocky Mountain National Park rangers and a rescue unit are recovering the body of a 50-year-old woman who fell to her death Saturday while hiking in who was hiking on Deer Mountain.

At 5:50 p.m., a caller reported the Littleton woman had fallen 40 to 50 feet on the north side of the mountain, where she was hiking with a family member.

Park rangers reached her body at 8:10 p.m., and stayed with her body overnight, according to a release.

Her body was approximately 3 miles from the Deer Mountain Trailhead in rocky, steep terrain.

Four members of Larimer County Search and Rescue are assisting park rangers in recovering the body.

The woman's name is being withheld until next of kin are notified, according to the release.

The Deer Mountain Trailhead remains open. The north area of Deer Mountain will be closed until the recovery efforts are completed.

Tom McGhee: 303-954-1671, tmcghee@denverpost.com or twitter.com/dpmcghee





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Re: RMNP fall

Postby ChrisRoberts » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:23 pm

OneArmSteve wrote:There are some cliffs/steeper sections on the southside of Deer...a few routes up like the mid 5~5'7s I think....never been to the north to speak for that aspect.

Theres a huge rock face on the north side. Never heard of anyone climbing it
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