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I'm going for my first trip to BBNP in late Feb '08. Are there any exposed sections on the Pinnacles trail or Laguna Meadow trail that I should be wary of? Here's a section of the Nankoweap trail (Grand Canyon) which would definitely turn me back:If one were to slide off that sloped section, the next flat spot would be several hundred feet below *gulp*.
I've never felt so close to death as hiking in the Grand Canyon.
Of the more than 600 documented deaths in 140 years of recorded history only 50 are the result of falls.
Of the more than 600 documented deaths in 140 years of recorded history only 50 are the result of falls. Most of those we people on the rim who did things like back up one more step to get a photograph. I read "Over the Edge" and as far as I can recall not one of the falls involved someone falling off the trail while hiking. Interestingly, there also are no children who have ever fallen off a cliff in the park. (with the notable exception of a family that left the kids in a car and forgot to put it in "park"...)
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