Hiking

A Flight for Life Helicopter in south-central Colorado.  (AP Photo/The Mountain Mail, James Redmond)

Authorities: 5 hikers killed by Colo. rock slide

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) — Five hikers were killed by a rock slide on a trail in south-central Colorado on Monday, and another was pulled out with injuries and flown to a hospital, authorities said. […]

09/30/2013

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4 hikers reported lost in Sierra forest fire smoke

HUNTINGTON LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fresno County authorities are searching for four hikers who got lost in the Sierra National Forest because of the smoke from a nearby forest fire. Sheriff’s officials said they received […]

07/25/2013

Hikers return after fire in Santa Monica Mountains

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) – Ventura County hikers returned this week to the scorched hills and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains after fire tore through 14,000 acres of public park land. Local hikers trudged along […]

07/13/2013

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California couple dead along southern Utah trail

KANAB, Utah (AP) – Authorities say a California couple is dead after hiking a southern Utah trail in temperatures higher than 100 degrees. Kane County deputies say 70-year-old Ulrich Wahli and his 69-year-old wife Patricia […]

07/05/2013

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3 hikers found in San Bernardino Mountains

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Three hikers who vanished during a weekend hike in the San Bernardino Mountains have been found safe. A San Bernardino County sheriff’s helicopter crew found the men at about 10:15 […]

05/07/2013

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Drug find means hikers may be charged for search

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two teen hikers lost for days in a California forest might have to pay for part or all of the $160,000 search after a small amount of drugs was found […]

05/03/2013

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6 boys stuck hiking in LA, airlifted out uninjured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angles fire officials say six boys got stuck on a precarious hillside while hiking and had to be hoisted out by helicopter.

04/08/2013

Locator on Holy Jim Trail in the Cleveland National Forest, Santa Ana Mountains, Calif. (Google Maps)

CA hikers’ woes showed danger of urban wilderness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Southern California, a region where urban sprawl meets pristine wilderness, one can stand on a backwoods trail and be so close to the city as to witness its sights and sounds.

04/06/2013

Locator on Holy Jim Trail in the Cleveland National Forest, Santa Ana Mountains, Calif. (Google Maps)

1 hiker still lost, 1 found and recovering

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) — Crews are resuming the search for one of two teenage hikers missing in SoCal’s Cleveland National Forest, the morning after her male companion was found dehydrated and disoriented in heavy brush.

04/04/2013

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Half dozen stranded hikers rescued in mountains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A half-dozen stranded hikers have been rescued safely in Southern California mountain areas.

01/28/2013

Human remains found near LA-area forest grave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have found human remains in a Los Angeles-area forest, days after hikers found a shallow grave nearby.

01/21/2013

Climbers stand at summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park (AP Photo)

Half Dome cables will remain, hikers still limited

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Climbing Yosemite’s Half Dome is one of the national park system’s most iconic hikes in the nationwide system, but officials plan to permanently limit how many can do it.

01/05/2013

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