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September 01, 2009 12:46PM
Yosemite National Park Employee Dies in Climbing Accident
Date: September 1, 2009

Jeff Maurer, a Wildlife Biologist at Yosemite National Park, died Sunday, August 30, after falling from the Third Pillar, a technical rock climbing route on Mount Dana. Maurer, 47, has worked in the park for the past 3 years. Prior to that, he worked at the Yosemite Institute, taught at the University of California at Davis, and did research for many conservation organizations.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident. This is a huge loss to the Yosemite National Park and National Park Service family. Our deepest condolences go out to Jeff’s loved ones,” said Acting Yosemite Superintendent Dave Uberuaga.
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September 01, 2009 05:39PM
I am not familiar with this "Third Pillar" -- is is something on the East side approach?? (I only remember a summit)
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September 01, 2009 06:09PM
It has to be something coming up from Dana Lake.



Old Dude
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September 01, 2009 06:28PM
Nope. It's on the East Side of the Dana Plateau.

Even if you don't climb it looks like an incredible place to visit.
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September 01, 2009 06:34PM
peek-chure??
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September 01, 2009 06:59PM
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September 01, 2009 07:17PM
The threads above don't give a feel as to where (when you look down from Mt.dana) the Pillar is. on the picture below, is the Pillar on the back side of dana, or the back side of the flattened platau (dana plateau) located on the east side of the canyon.

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September 01, 2009 08:28PM
Not sure what part of "It's on the East Side of Dana Plateau" was not clear...

But exact location is here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/MoreJunk#5376706161073023250

Zoom in to get a clear picture.
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September 01, 2009 09:42PM
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Poopy Head Goatie
Not sure what part of "It's on the East Side of Dana Plateau" was not clear...

See PM...

Thanks for the Peek-chur



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/01/2009 09:43PM by Bee.
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September 02, 2009 07:08AM
My condolences to family and friends...
(sorta don't like to put anything other than that in this thread)

But..

The Pillar is not on Bee's photo above... it's further North.

Here's an annotated photo : (zoom in to see the text)

http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/MoMaps#5376870700764086610
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