Sierra Nevada

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Top Mountain Climbing Destinations In The U.S.

Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.

04/03/2015

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Drought-Stricken California Set To Measure Final & Most Likely Disappointing Snowpack

Drought-stricken California will conduct its final manual snow survey on Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada — and the outlook isn’t good.

04/01/2015

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

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California’s 3rd Snowpack Measure This Winter Far Below Normal

California’s third snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and leaning toward being the lowest on record in more than two decades.

03/03/2015

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Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Strikes Along California-Nevada Border Near Death Valley National Park

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that an earthquake measuring magnitude 4.6 struck along the California / Nevada border near Death Valley National Park Friday evening.

02/13/2015

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Hundreds Return To Eastern Sierra Towns Charred By Wildfire

More than 200 people from two communities ravaged by a wildfire in the Eastern Sierra are now being allowed back in.

02/10/2015

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Wind-Driven Wildfire Destroys 40 Homes At Base Of Sierra Nevada

Fire crews have increased containment of a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, but say they don’t know yet when residents evacuated from two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada will be able to return home.

02/08/2015

(L-R) A Sierra Nevada IPA and a Lagunitas IPA. (CBS)

Beer Battle Over IPA Label Between Lagunitas And Sierra Nevada Fizzles Out

After threatening to sue Sierra Nevada Brewing Company over the styling of the IPA in the company’s Hop Hunter beer, Petaluma-based Lagunitas Brewing Company has done an about-face.

01/14/2015

Sierra Nevada's 'Hop Hunter IPA' (Source: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada Beer Makers Going To Court Over ‘IPA’ Lettering

Two Bay Area beer makers are going to court over how their brews are labeled.

01/13/2015

A wolverine. (Wikimedia Commons)

Rare Sierra Sighting Confirms California’s Lone, Wild Wolverine Is Still Alive

There have only been 2 dozen documented sightings of California’s only wolverine since the solitary predator was first observed in March 2008 about 15 miles northwest of Truckee

01/10/2015

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