Hiking

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

A Sonoma County Sheriff's Helicopter (sonomasheriff.org)

Young Hiker Airlifted From Bodega Bay After Falling From Bluff

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s helicopter airlifted a hiker, who fell 20 feet from a trail at Bodega Bay and suffered significant injuries on Saturday.

11/10/2014

Joseph Wong and his friends on a hike to Mission Peak in Fremont. (CBS)

People Living Near Mission Peak Say Curfew Does Little To Stop Selfie-Obsessed Hikers

People who live near Mission Peak in Fremont are upset that hikers are ignoring a new curfew. The new rules were prompted by the trail’s sudden popularity, stemming from hikers eager to take selfies from the top and post them on social media.

10/07/2014

(credit: Tom Stienstra)

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Cougar mountain lion. (National Park Service)

California’s Drought May Be A Factor In Cupertino Mountain Lion Attack; Wildlife Advocates Say

Amid the search for the mountain lion that mauled a six-year-old boy near a Cupertino Winery on Sunday, wildlife advocates say California’s drought may have been a factor in the attack.

09/08/2014

(CBS SF)

Boy Attacked By Mountain Lion Near Cupertino Winery Released From Hospital; Hunt For Big Cat Continues

A hunting expedition is being organized Monday morning to go after a mountain lion that attacked a child in the hills just outside Cupertino on a popular hiking trail.

09/08/2014

(credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Guide To Yellowstone National Park

Refer to this visitor’s guide to Yellowstone National Park – the world’s first national park featuring more geysers than any other location in the world.

07/31/2014

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