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Category Archives: California
The Port Townsend Leader reports that only 50 people completed the 2,658-mile trail Pacific Crest Trail in 2005 thanks largely to heavy snowpack which closed many of the passes in the Sierras.
News10 reports climbers near the summit of 13,710-foot Mount Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park found the head and shoulder of a man protruding from the ice at the base of a glacier and it is believed he is the … Continue reading
Time Magazine has a short blurb on Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald who got a Grand Jury indictment of Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff.
The AP reports a soloist on Yosemite’s Half Dome was the park’s sixth fatality this season.
Objections have been raised to a 27-luxury home development on the Whitney Portal Road 4.5 miles west of Lone Pine.
NBC San Diego reports two people died in Separate water-related accidents Yosemite National Park last week.
The Tribune reports Jefferson Adam Bruckner fell between 50 and 80 feet from a ledge on Bishop Peak in California.
Chintan Chokshi, 24, was swept 300 feet over Yosemite’s Vernal Fall after jumping a fence.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports a Scout leader was killed in a lightning strike at 10,500 feet on Mount Whitney.
Accuweather is reporting the heat wave in the Southwest is breaking record high temperatures across the region. In Las Vegas, Nevada, a new record high was set Monday when the mercury topped out at 116 degrees. It may not be … Continue reading
The AP reports there have been 6 water/snowmelt fatalities in Sequoia National Park following the record snows this winter.
Tahoe World reports there was a light turnout for its first annual Tahoe City Trailday for Pacific Crest thru-hikers.
The San Francisco Gate reports Yosemite will not open its popular camps above 7,000 this summer because of snow — 12 feet in places.
A climber survived a fall on the eight pitch of the East Buttress Route on El Capitan in Yosemite.
CBS5 reports Kathy Karlen used a lighted cell phone to flag a rescue helicopter at Shiloh Park near Windsor, California.