Yosemite hantavirus victims put spotlight on a rare disease

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  1. rwoman
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    USA Today: Yosemite hantavirus victims put spotlight on a rare disease

    I have family who live near Yosemite and my uncle hikes through the region all the time.

    Certainly something to keep in mind and good cause to stay away from the critters out there, keep food in sealed containers to avoid attracting rodents, etc.

     
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    Great, I was there in July.
     
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    Glad that we're prefer urban areas.
     
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    To each their own. Writing this from the urban area of Vienna, Austria. But I'd prefer places like Yosemite if I had to choose. Fortunately I can have my cake and eat it. Strawberry cake at the moment, actually.
     
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    I was there just last week. Just got over soreness in my limbs (from climbing Half Dome).
     
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    Congrats! I never made it further than Nevada Falls, which I think is perhaps half the distance and a tenth of the difficulty :). Half Dome is on my bucket list, but I need to do some serious practice hikes and go during the shoulder season. The trail from Curry Village to Vernal Falls was too darn crowded in July. Felt like Broadway.
     
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    Indeed, hard to tell whether it was harder going up or coming down the cables

    Going up
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    Coming down

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    We had a 5am start to avoid the crowds :) The cables were still a bit crowded (in spite of the new permit system in place this year).
     
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    A wise choice. At 5am I was still earning 100,000 points at the Park Inn Fresno, I think. But yes, for a serious attempt at hiking I'll book Curry Village next time. I stayed in those cabins many years ago in March when there was still some snow around and a lot fewer tourists.
     
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    We had an outbreak of hantavirus in my city of then 200K people about 20 years ago, so urban areas aren't immune.
     

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