Hikers Found Dead in Apparent Fall at Yosemite’s Taft Point

Photo by Tori Mercedes – torimercedes.com

The bodies of a man and a woman were recovered in Yosemite National Park on Thursday who, according to park officials, apparently fell off Taft Point. The two people have not yet been identified. The incident is still under investigation by the National Park Service.

Taft Point has become one of the most popular destinations in Yosemite due to its picturesque scene off its high cliff. Accessible from Glacier Point Road, the cliff provides great views of Yosemite Valley and El Capitan, but lacks any guardrails.

An image of taft point recently went viral when a photographer took a photo of a mysterious couple in the midst of what seemed to be a wedding proposal. The photographer posted the photo to social media in hopes of finding the couple:

More than 10 people have died in Yosemite this year, including 8 in the past 6 months.

Two rock climbers died while scaling El Capitan in June and another slipped and fell from the cables section of Half Dome in May. In August, a former army ranger’s body was discovered after being missing for two weeks. Just last month, an Israeli teenager died while trying to take a selfie near Nevada Fall.

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