Outdoor Updates: Hiker Killed in 500-Foot Fall While Climbing Half Dome at Yosemite

29-year-old Danielle Burnett plummeted more than 500 feet to her death after slipping off a steep trail at Yosemite National Park, authorities said. Burnett was scaling the granite cliffs of Half Dome on Thursday when she slid off the trail and fell from one of the steepest sections. She was declared dead when park rangers arrived on scene. Authorities are still investigating her death.

Each year, park rangers install cables along the Half Dome hiking trail to assist park goers who scale the 8,800-foot canyon and encourage hikers to follow marked paths for conservation and safety purposes.

Riding the Future: 3D-Printed Saddle

Fizik reveals the Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive saddle, or as they like to call it, the “future of performance racing saddles with Adaptive.” The saddle uses 3D-printed material for its cushion, which allows Fizik to control the placement and density of the saddle’s cushioning with “precision down to the millimeter.”

The company has partnered with the 3D-printing company Carbon, which “prints” the material into form out of a pool of liquid resin by using its trademarked Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology.

Residents of Ocracoke Island on the North Carolina Outer Banks are Still Recovering from Hurricane Dorian.

Ferry access to the area was limited to authorities and supply crews on Sunday as it was still under an evacuation order and people continued work on what’s expected to be an extensive recovery effort. A staging area was set up at the fire station where people could get supplies such as food, water, and cleaning supplies. The Salvation Army and the county were serving meals along with counseling services.

Dare and Currituck counties were staging re-entries for residents and visitors further north on the Outer Banks, which were subject to a mandatory evacuation order ahead of the storm’s arrival.

Hyde County spokesman Donnie Shumate said that the assessment of damage is still underway and there is still no power or any sense of when it could be restored. About 800 people remained on the island to wait out Dorian, which made landfall Friday morning over the Outer Banks and swamped Ocracoke with floodwaters. No deaths or injuries were reported, but residents say the damage is by far the worst they’ve ever seen.

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