Woman falls to her death from Angels Landing in Zion National Park
Pocatello, Idaho, resident Tammy Grunig, 50, was hiking the steep and narrow trail when she fell.
After receiving a 911 call from another hiker, park rangers closed the trail for a short time Friday while conducting a search operation, which concluded later that day with the recovery of Grunig's body.
This is the second death on the trail this year. In August, 55-year-old Glendora resident Nancy Maltez died after falling about 1,000 feet from it.
Colleague Julie Sheer, who wrote the related posts linked below, concluded that perhaps more extreme warning signs and limiting access to permit-only hiking might prevent deaths such as the one that occurred this weekend. I wonder now if more serious thought will be given to such measures, or if it even should be.--Kelly Burgess
Photo: A portion of the Angels Landing trail. Credit: Julie Sheer/Los Angeles Times