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Falling Boulders Force Yosemite To Shut Sites

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MSNBC.COM - Yosemite National Park is shuttering lodges, cabins and other structures in areas found to be at greatest risk of boulders crashing down.

In a statement released Thursday, the park said it made the decision after a new study for the first time delineated "a rockfall hazard line" in the Yosemite Valley. 

Eighteen more cabins will be off limits in Curry Village, where in 2008 the equivalent of 570 dump trucks of boulders from the 3,000-foot-tall Glacier Point hit 18 cabins and sent visitors fleeing for their lives. The park fenced off 233 of the 600 cabins in the village after the scare. The 18 closed Thursday will be relocated to safer areas. click here to read more

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