3,000 battle wildfire spreading rapidly near Yosemite

World Jul 21, 2017

3,000 battle wildfire spreading rapidly near Yosemite

A raging wildfire in Central California that has forced thousands from their homes spread rapidly on Thursday, threatening a town outside Yosemite National Park, fire officials said. The so-called Detwiler Fire, which is menacing Mariposa and other communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is only ...

Yosemite parachute jump claims noted extreme BASE athlete Dean Potter

World May 19, 2015

Yosemite parachute jump claims noted extreme BASE athlete Dean Potter

Rock climber Dean Potter and another man died while attempting parachute jumps from a 3,000-foot-high (900-meter) cliff in California's Yosemite National Park, officials said on Monday, the latest in a string of deaths nationwide in the extreme sport of BASE jumping. The bodies of Potter ...

Yosemite climbers make final push to top of El Capitan

World Jan 15, 2015

Yosemite climbers make final push to top of El Capitan

Two climbers trying to scale a sheer granite face of the 3,000-foot (900-meter) El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park without climbing tools made a final push toward the summit on Wednesday, hoping to reach the top by late afternoon. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin ...

Yosemite climbers expect to reach top of El Capitan on Wednesday

World Jan 14, 2015

Yosemite climbers expect to reach top of El Capitan on Wednesday

Two climbers trying to become the first to scale a 3,000-foot (900-meter) face of the El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park in California without bolts or climbing tools believe they will reach the top on Wednesday, representatives said. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, ...