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Three months after Robert “Bob” Woodie set out on a four-day hiking and fishing trip through Sequoia in October 2016 and never returned, his family — seeking a sense of closure — gave him a memorial service back home. Their wounds were reopened last week, when 7 feet of snow melted in Bishop Pass to reveal a body that was airlifted and...
The remains of a Manhattan Beach man who went missing while hiking in Sequoia nine months ago were recovered near Bishop Pass last week, the National Park Service announced Thursday. A group of hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail notified authorities July 6 of human remains about 300 feet off the Bishop Pass trail in a talus slope, according to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office. The body was airlifted the next day and later identified by the Inyo County coroner as that of...
Enough with the heat, already. How can you have summer fun and get some exercise when temperatures soar? Enjoy Mother Nature at night. Sunset or night hikes are a great way to enjoy the cool of the twilight or the glow of the silvery moon. From Oak Glen to Griffith Park to Palos Verdes to Irvine, with more stops along the way, adventures await. “It’s a different kind of experience. We have knowledgeable docents who help out. You might hear an owl. You...
LOS ANGELES >> Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California’s gargantuan winter finally caught up to her. While crossing a partly submerged log in Yosemite National Park, Sellsted was sucked under the tree and down the rushing creek. She gasped for air as the weight of her 55-pound backpack pushed her under the frigid water. No one was within miles as she was...