August 2, 2011 by staff
Laflamme fell to her death Sunday while descending the Half Dome in the rain, the last accident in Yosemite National Park in a year, reports Seattle Times.
Of all those who have died so far this year, three were swept by the Vernal fall two weeks ago, while taking photographs of the Merced River upstream.
In 2007, seven people died in the park, the most in a recent year until this, which is breaking records of the deadliest toll in recent history.
A factor in the high number of deaths is a record snowfall has created treacherous melting, streams and rivers of inflammation.
The changes come at a time of year when the nature of Yosemite is supposed to be relatively quiet, reports The Seattle Times.
For Laflamme was probably off-season rain that developed in the day her group of four secured a permit to climb unusual park is an icon, the huge smooth granite dome.
They were among a group of 20 hikers who were facing rising 8.5 to the summit despite the wet conditions, slippery granite and lightning and distant thunder.
At 11 am the people in the park began to send Twitter messages about a furious storm with rain
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