| Jun 21, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Some Los Angeles Kings fans were celebrating the team's Stanley Cup win outside the Staples Center last week when they noticed a Phantom-model quadcopter drone buzzing above, surveying the scene.
Angry at the intrusion, they knocked it down using a T-...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:27 PM
If you'd like to know where your kids want to go this summer, just ask them. Sixty-three percent of U.S. parents say their children influenced where the family went on summer vacation, a 2014 Portrait of American Travelers report says. Before anyone...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:39 AM
I had been flirting with the idea of climbing Mount Rainier in July and tried goading a dozen friends into joining me for a trek to the top of the 14,410-foot peak southeast of Seattle. It's a relatively technical trek, involving ice climbing, ropes, axes...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:06 PM
MARKLEEVILLE, Calif. — Tess Castle, drinking a mid-afternoon pint at the Wolf Creek Restaurant & Bar on a recent afternoon, admitted something she had never told anyone before: She doesn't vote.
"Shame on you. I didn't know that," said bartender...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. Happiness is right around the corner.
It's an expectation written on the Facebook page of San Jose Family Camp near Yosemite, which was scorched on the edges by fire last summer but will be ready for returning generations of campers when...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:55 PM
The harrowing rescue of a man who almost plunged to his death at Yosemite National Park last month was captured on video and released Tuesday by park officials.
On May 28, just before noon, a backpacker nearly died when he almost fell over a waterfall,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Could they do it?
It was a tough hike for six and eight year olds -- up 600 slick granite steps to the top of a waterfall, getting thoroughly splashed in the process. (I guess that's why they call it the Mist Trail.) We were in Yosemite National Park and...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If you want to know what a national park smells like, head to Yosemite National Park and inhale. Maybe you'll catch the sweet scent of lupine or the butterscotch aroma of a ponderosa pine. What you are unlikely to smell is wild strawberries -- unless...
| May 4, 2014
| 6:27 PM
To harp on Mike Trout’s strikeouts would be like hiking through Yosemite on a gorgeous spring day, taking in the grandeur of Half Dome rising above the tree line and saying, “That’s nice, but where’s the other half?”
| May 10, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Super Bowl Sunday was a quiet day for wildlife disease expert Mourad Gabriel. He and his wife, Greta Wengert, an ecologist, planned to watch the game, then peel off to do some work.
Their house, on the crest of a wooded knoll near the Northern...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If you want to jump the line to get to the top of Half Dome, go next week. The metal cables and wooden planks that allow hikers to scale the steep final pitch up Yosemite's 8,800-foot rock face are being installed today, a week earlier than usual....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Rescuers had to airlift a rock climber out of Yosemite National Park after he suffered major injuries in a 30-foot fall Sunday, authorities said.
A 26-year-old man from Palo Alto, Calif. was climbing with a partner Sunday morning and was about halfway...