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Injured Hiker Airlifted From Yosemite After Overnight Stay

Dino Vournas / AP File

In this 2005 file photo, visitors view Half Dome from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park. A massive sheet of rock has fallen from the vertical face of Half Dome, making one of the most popular routes attempted by climbers in North America.

Dino Vournas / AP File

(AP) - A 63-year-old woman is being treated after she was airlifted out of Yosemite National Park due to injuries.

The Fresno Bee reports that the Palo Alto resident was hiking the Nevada Falls trail on Saturday when she slipped on an icy patch and fell about 10 feet. She was too injured to walk or be carried out, so search-and-rescue personnel sheltered her overnight.

Sunday a California Highway Patrol helicopter was able to retrieve the woman after her impromptu camping. She was taken to a Modesto hospital, where she was treated for a possible back fracture.