Hiking

A hiker is rescued by CHP using infrared cameras (CHP)

Rescuers Use Infrared Camera To Find Stranded Hiker In Nevada County

The California Highway Patrol has released dramatic video of a rescue in the Sierra foothills.

07/27/2015

Screenshot of virtual tour inside a brewery on Street View in Google Maps (CBS)

Virtual Tour Of North Bay Vineyards, Breweries, Scenic Spots Along Highway 101 On Google Street View

You won’t need a designated driver to tour wineries and breweries along California’s Route 101 anymore now that the scenic route has been added to Street Street View on Google Maps.

06/30/2015

Biking Bicycle, bicycling, cycling, trail

Marin County Cyclists, Hikers Butting Heads Over Trail Use Rights

A debate over trail use is raging in Marin County, with cyclists and hikers butting heads over rights-of-way.

05/14/2015

El Capitan and Half Dome (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Half Dome Opens Early Because Of No Snow In Yosemite

The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening Saturday — three weeks ahead of schedule because of the low snowpack

04/29/2015

(CBS SF)

Palo Alto Hiker Found Dead After Going Missing In Sunol Regional Wilderness

Irwin “Don” Meyers had left his home at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to take a hike on the Maguire Peak Trail.

04/16/2015

A North Pacific rattlesnake (Croatalus oreganus oreganus) (Mike Spencer/Sonoma County Reptile Rescue)

Watch Your Step! Rattlesnakes Out Early On Bay Area Trails

Rattlesnakes are out a month earlier than usual in the Bay Area, so watch your step out on hiking trails.

03/30/2015

Warning sign posted in parking lot. (CBS)

Popular Point Reyes Trail Section Where Hiker Died Likely Never To Reopen

A popular hiking trail in Point Reyes National Seashore will likely never be repaired after the ground gave way Saturday, sending two hikers tumbling 70-feet, leaving one dead.

03/22/2015

Hiker at Thousand Island Lake with Banner Peak in the Distance, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sierra Mountain Range, California. (Getty Images)

Truckee Duo Completes 1st Winter Hike On Pacific Crest Trail From Canada To Mexico

Moments after finishing a historic wintertime trek of the Pacific Crest Trail, Justin Lichter reassured bystanders the pale, desquamated look of his rain-soaked hands was “totally normal.”

03/09/2015

Reese Witherspoon in "Wild" (credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Pacific Crest Trail Expects More Hikers Thanks To Reese Witherspoon and ‘Wild’

Thanks to “Wild” starring Academy award-winner Reese Witherspoon, more hikers are taking on the PCT.

01/26/2015

Witnesses told police that they saw two men on the trail just 
before they heard the gunshots. (Oakland Police Department)

$10,000 Reward Offered For Information On Gates Foundation Educator Found Shot Dead In Oakland Hills

Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of a longtime Northern California man who worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

12/01/2014

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