Rangers found the body of 73-year-old Kenneth Stensby of Edina, Minn., near the base of Vernal Fall, where he had apparently fallen after stopping to take a photo of a waterfall. Search crews had found his backpack on Sunday at the top of the waterfall. His camera was not in the pack.
Environmentalists on Wednesday pushed for curbs on plastic water bottle sales in San Francisco City as well the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
A few hours drive east of the Bay Area and we’ve got access to awesome winter sports and some of the most gorgeous views in the world. Hit the slopes!
Visitors might miss the 1920s-era ice skating rink in the winter or the summer bike and raft rentals, but they’ll likely be glad to hear that a plan released Tuesday to protect the river that runs through Yosemite National Park won’t reduce the number of daily visitors.
Climbing Yosemite’s Half Dome is one of the national park system’s most iconic hikes in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.
The Bay Area is a hotbed for year-round activities, from distance running and cycling to deep-sea fishing and sailing. But for winter sports such as ice climbing, snowboarding and skiing, residents know that the Bay Area rarely has any snow, let alone ice for climbing. Fortunately for winter sports enthusiasts, there is an abundance of prime locations throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains in which to pursue their sport of choice.
A proposal that could have led to the dismantling of San Francisco’s water system in Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley was roundly rejected by the city’s voters Tuesday.
A Canadian climber is recuperating from a mild case of hypothermia after being stranded in a snow storm on the largest granite monolith in the world.
Health officials were set to draw blood from hundreds of Yosemite National Park employees as part of a research project that aims to help scientists better understand a potentially deadly virus carried by deer mice.
San Francisco voters must decide in November whether the city should take a first step towards draining Hetch Hetchy and restoring the natural course of the Tuolumne River.