Stories tagged: yosemite
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
A Bay Area couple who died after falling from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park were intoxicated at the time, according to autopsy reports.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
The reality is that “the wall” has become a symbol more than a policy, and that symbolism resonates with everyone in the country – for or against. Meanwhile, the Ansel …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
Yosemite National Park rangers have recovered the bodies of two people who fell 800 feet from a popular overlook after working to reach them for hours, an official said Friday.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018
Yosemite National Park reopened its scenic valley Tuesday after a nearly three-week closure due to nearby wildfires but advised visitors to expect smoky air, limited lodging and food services at …
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018
The heart of Yosemite National Park, where throngs of tourists are awe-struck by cascading waterfalls and towering granite features like El Capitan and Half Dome, will be closed as firefighters …
Sat., July 7, 2018
They were red or yellow, and originally found in Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier and Mount Rainier National Parks. Book a bus ride and enjoy the historical encounter.
UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018
Two rock climbers were killed Saturday morning when they fell from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, officials said.
Wed., May 30, 2018
Two climbers have set a speed record for ascending the famous Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, one of the world’s most technical and dangerous verticals.
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018
A fierce Northern California storm is shutting down Yosemite National Park, threatening mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and possibly presenting the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the …
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018
The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – Yosemite National Park might not seem like an ideal winter destination, particularly if you’re from a part of the country where you’d like to trade …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Officials say Yosemite National Park will add 400 acres of meadows and forest in its largest expansion in 70 years.
Sun., June 19, 2016
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
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
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
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
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 …