Grand Canyon Hiker Dies at 24

Approximately 975 miles between Lake Mead and Lake Powell, Hociota was short a few days hike from Lake Mead.

Photograph taken from NASA’s image catalog, Visible Earth.

Picked this up from my brother.

Ioana Hociota, described as an experienced hiker, died just short of reaching her goal of hiking the length of the Grand Canyon from Lake Powell to Lake Mead. Her hiking partner’s description of the events following her mis-step is rather chilling.

She would have been the youngest person to have hiked the entire length of the Grand Canyon – about a thousand miles off trail. Ioana Hociota, 24, was close to her goal when she stepped on the wrong rock and died in a hiking accident.

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2 Comments on “Grand Canyon Hiker Dies at 24”

  1. March 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Ooof! Oh that’s scary. One of my nightmares is The Fall…

    • March 31, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

      I have those dreams every now and then. Very scary, indeed.

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