California Gray Wolf On Endangered Species List

California Gray Wolf On Endangered Species List Thursday, June 05, 2014 | Sacramento, CA Capitol Public Radio (AP) — California officials have decided to add the gray wolf to the state’s endangered species list. At a meeting Wednesday, the state’s Fish and Game Commission voted 3-1 in favor of the listing, which will keep the […]

Fishing Along the High Sierra | NBC Bay Area

Fishing Along the High Sierra | NBC Bay Area HIGH SIERRA H2O: When you pictureYosemite National Park, and you picture yourself within it, what do you see? Do you see yourself hiking, admiring waterfalls, taking photos of rainbows in the spray? Maybe you’re lounging at the Ahwahnee or taking an open-air tram tour or riding a bike or saddling up […]

Pullman Railroad Cars to Roam Sierra Nevada Again

Restored vintage Pullman cars to ride rails over Sierra Nevada Mark Anderson Staff Writer-Sacramento Business Journal May 23, 2014, 6:44am PDT Key Holidays is putting vintage restored Pullman rail cars into service for a limited series of first-class trips from the Bay Area to Reno this summer. The Pullman Gold Service travels on the Amtrak California Zephyr route from Emeryville […]

San Francisco should keep the promise of a Hetch Hetchy ferry

Op-Ed: San Francisco should keep the promise of a Hetch Hetchy ferry Spreck Rosekrans Updated 10:58 pm, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 [ Link to Article ] It is time for San Francisco to make good on its century-old promise to improve access to the Hetch Hetchy area of Yosemite National Park. If the city fails to […]

High Sierra Regatta canceled by low water at Huntington Lake

High Sierra Regatta canceled by low water at Huntington Lake BY TIM SHEEHAN The Fresno BeeApril 2, 2014 For the first time in six decades, the High Sierra Regatta sailing competition held each summer at Huntington Lake is being canceled — another casualty of the drought that is gripping Central California. The cancellation of the […]

California Snowpack Measure Could Reveal Future of Drought

National Geographic: California Snowpack Measure Could Reveal Future of Drought Surveyors will ski into the Sierra Nevada on Tuesday to gauge prospects for water runoff this spring. Lisa M. Krieger for National Geographic PUBLISHED MARCH 31, 2014 Surveyors will ski into the Sierra Nevada mountains Tuesday to perform what has become an anxiously watched rite of […]

NASA Begins Regular Sierra Snow Surveys

Associated Press: NASA Begins Regular Sierra Snow Surveys Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014  |  Updated 3:00 PM PDT   The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff. […]

California Drought Spurs Mini Gold Rush in Sierra

SCI-TECH TODAY.com: California Drought Spurs Mini Gold Rush in Sierra March 27, 2014 1:20PM Amateur prospectors are digging for riverbed riches in in the Sierra Nevada foothills in spots that have been out of reach for decades. Thanks to low water levels created by California’s drought, prospectors are flocking to the region and trying their luck […]

The Essential Ten

The Essential Ten: A Guest Blog post contributed by “ERIC” at HighSierraTopix.com, June 2003 Ever wondered what items are the most important to bring on a backpacking / camping trip? Well in the 1930s, The Mountaineers, a Seattle-based hiking, climbing, and conservation organization, came up with a list of 10 essential items that no climber or backpacker […]

Exploration Beyond The Trail

Exploration Beyond The Trail: A Guest Blog post contributed by “Yosemite_Guy” at HighSierraTopix.com, July 2004 Do you always stay on the trail? I’m not talking about cutting switchbacks or stepping away from the trail to fish at a nearby lake. I’m talking about going cross-country — aka off-trail — a mile or more. After many years […]