Feets First Into the Canyon

Manolo says, Ayyyyy! The flip-flops they are truly the shoes of danger!

An injured 38-year-old mother of two and a handful of rescuers spent more than two hours in sweltering Butte Creek Canyon Tuesday after the woman fell about 100 feet while sightseeing.

Julie Cordero and her family — husband Danny Jr., son Danny III and daughter Jamie — stopped between Paradise and the home in Chico about 4 p.m. to take in the view from Lookout Point.

As three family members studied a makeshift memorial to one of Lookout Point’s previous victims, Julie Cordero edged close to the canyon edge several yards away.

She was wearing flip flops,” said Butte County Fire/CDF Life Safety Officer Steve Fowler. “She turned to walk away and slipped feet first into the canyon.”

Wearing the flip-flops for the hiking on the rim of the canyon is, in the humble opinion of the Manolo, asking for the trouble.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Chuck for sending this story.