70 Cabins Coming Out of Yosemite National Park

August 10, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on 70 Cabins Coming Out of Yosemite National Park

Officials are taking steps to remove more than 70 historic cabins from an area of Yosemite National Park’s popular Curry Village that was permanently closed after a series of rock falls in 2008, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The buildings in question — 72 cabins and six other structures — are in an area that was deemed too dangerous for access after two major rock falls in October 2008 on Glacier Point, which looms above the camping spot known for its 1920s-era cabins.

Most of the original 600 buildings were reopened after a temporary evacuation, but about one-third were closed permanently. The proposal addresses the remaining 78 structures, which are fenced off in a designated “rock fall hazard zone.”

Still, the buildings draw curious visitors who hop the fence to get a closer look, park officials said.


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