Yosemite National Park hiker dies in fall from Half Dome cables

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A hiker fell to his death on Monday while ascending Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome trail, the US National Park Service said.

The hiker was on the trail’s Half Dome cables, the park service said in a statement. He was hiking with another person during thunderstorm activity around 4:30 p.m. when he slipped and fell.

The cables take hikers up the last 400 feet to the summit of Half Dome, which rises nearly 5,000 feet above California’s

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