Stories tagged: yosemite
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
Family: British climber injured at Yosemite is recovering
A British climber who was injured last week by falling rock in Yosemite National Park that killed her husband is recovering, her family said Thursday.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Double rock falls at famed Yosemite don’t deter climbers
In the close-knit community of climbers who flock from around the world to cling to the mountainside precipices at Yosemite National Park, climbers were awed but undeterred by successive rock …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Rockfall strikes Yosemite for second consecutive day
The massive granite slab that fell from the iconic El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park and killed a British climber was a rare event – but only because …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Ranger: Yosemite rock fall kills 1, injures another
One person was killed Wednesday and another injured in a rock fall on the granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, an official said.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Not even desert safe from wildfire threat in blazing West
Triple-digit heat across much of the U.S. West hampered crews battling dozens of wildfires Thursday, including one threatening the main travel route to the Burning Man counterculture festival in the …
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite
LOS ANGELES – Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
‘Explosive’ flames destroy dozens of structures as 70,000-acre wildfire rages near Yosemite
A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park swelled to more than 70,000 acres overnight as flames destroyed dozens of structures and forced two towns to evacuate.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Solo climber is first up mighty California rock without ropes
Alex Honnold dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years but every time he looked up the massive granite wall …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Yosemite National Park adding 400 acres of meadow, forest
Officials say Yosemite National Park will add 400 acres of meadows and forest in its largest expansion in 70 years.
Sun., June 19, 2016
Obama, in Yosemite, calls for protection of national parks
President Barack Obama, standing before the backdrop of a waterfall cascading from soaring mountains, extolled the national parks Saturday and urged Americans to cherish and protect the country’s natural beauty.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Yosemite Park’s iconic attractions get new names
The prices of Yosemite National Park souvenirs have been slashed in half, and road signs directing visitors to iconic attractions have been switched.
Mon., May 18, 2015
Two BASE jumpers killed at Yosemite
LOS ANGELES – Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was among two people who were killed while attempting a wingsuit flight …
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
Yosemite climber hopes everyone conquers a Wall
His finger tips will eventually heal, and the attention of his feat will eventually fade, but Kevin Jorgeson hopes at least something will be remembered of the first free climb …
Thu., Nov. 27, 2014
Rich Landers: Clif Bar decision shows personal nature of assessing risk
The risk in cutting-edge outdoor pursuits is in the spotlight this month because of a bold decision by an energy food company. Clif Bar dropped sponsorship of rock-climbing sensation Alex …