Skiers and snowboarders are elated after a storm dropped up to 28 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada over a two-day period.
Authorities say one of two hikers missing in California’s Sierra Nevada has been found safe. Fresno County officials say Matthew Hanson was found by rescue crews around 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Officials said 31-year-old Tom Heng of San Rafael left on what was supposed to be a day hike on Sunday to the summit of Mount Langley, which stands 14,026 feet, but never returned.
After a winter of light snow, a major road in Yosemite National Park is set to open on May 7, nearly six weeks earlier than last year.
Thousands of Sierra Nevada residents said they heard a loud boom on Sunday morning and many experts believe it was caused by a passing meteor shower.
A man riding a snowmobile has died after he apparently triggered an avalanche in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Alpine County.
A late winter storm that dumped at least 6 feet of snow in parts of the Sierra Nevada created ripe conditions for snow sports enthusiasts but also posed risks for back country skiers, one of whom was killed by an avalanche.
Using items in their car and the clothes off their back, Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace beat the odds to survive being stranded in a remote Sierra wilderness for three days.
A Sacramento couple reported missing Sunday during a trip to El Dorado County wine country have been found alive.
A pair of black bears orphaned as cubs last summer in the foothills near Reno have been returned to the wild atop the Sierra Nevada.