Tom McGhee
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September 30, 2012
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Woman dies in hiking fall at Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park rangers and a rescue unit are recovering the body of a 50-year-old woman who fell to her death Saturday while hiking in who was hiking on Deer Mountain.

At 5:50 p.m., a caller reported the Littleton woman had fallen 40 to 50 feet on the north side of the mountain, where she was hiking with a family member.

Park rangers reached her body at 8:10 p.m., and stayed with her body overnight, according to a release.

Her body was approximately 3 miles from the Deer Mountain Trailhead in rocky, steep terrain.

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