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A handmade wooden cross is wedged into the rocks near Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park, where three young hikers were swept to their deaths after they climbed over a safety barrier at the 317-foot waterfall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Ranger R. Hiller patrols the rocks and keeps an eye on visitors on the trail leading to Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park. Later this day, a search-and-rescue team recovered the body of one of the three young people who were swept over the waterfall in July.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Backpackers trudge up the steep and slick Mist Trail against the backdrop of a gushing Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Hikers slop around on the wet rocks on the Mist Trail heading up to Vernal Fall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Park visitors snap photos from behind the safety barrier at scenic Vernal Fall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

While tourists watch from a safe distance, a National Park Service search-and-rescue team works to recover the body of one of the three young hikers who slipped and fell over the side of Vernal Fall. They had ignored warning signs and climbed over a protective barrier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

The safety railing that three young people climbed over at Vernal Fall. They were swept to their deaths.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Visitors to Yosemite National Park stand behind the safety railing at 317-foot Vernal Fall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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Vernal Fall at Yosemite National Park

Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park is strikingly beautiful. Recently, three young hikers from a Modesto-area church climbed over a safety railing and were swept to their deaths over the 317-foot drop-off.

2 Comments

  1. October 17, 2011, 1:44 pm

    Nice Picture!

    By: aaron
  2. October 17, 2011, 2:50 pm

    nice picture

    By: aaron

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