Avalanche Fears Highest Near Lake TahoeCounty officials on the Nevada side of the blizzard-bound Sierra are urging residents of two neighborhoods on Lake Tahoe's north shore to stay indoors because of the high avalanche danger.
Dangerous Blizzard, Flooding as New Storm Hits Sierra, CaliforniaForecasters warned of up to 10 feet of snow in the highest mountains, with up to 7 feet of snow around the resorts of Lake Tahoe, high risk of avalanches, and wind gusts to 60 mph.
Top Mountain Climbing Destinations In The U.S.Among the country's five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world's most famous natural landmarks.
Researchers: Wolverine Appears To Be Thriving In SierraResearchers say a wolverine appears to be thriving in the northern Sierra Nevada seven years after being confirmed as the first one in California since 1922.
Snow Allows More Sierra Ski Resorts To Fully Open A string of storms has allowed some ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada to finally open all of their terrain, but others still need more snow before they can swing into full operation after an unusually dry winter.
Man Falls Out Of Helicopter In Calif. Pot Cleanup A California outdoorsman who led crews of volunteers through the Sierra Nevada mountains repairing trails and cleaning up marijuana grow sites has died after falling 50 feet from a helicopter, authorities said.
Snowboarder Dies In Avalanche At Sierra Ski ResortA 49-year-old California man died Monday after being buried in an avalanche while snowboarding at a Sierra ski resort, one of several avalanche-related emergencies in the Lake Tahoe area after recent storms dumped up to 3 feet of fresh snow.
Climber Rescued After Hanging Onto Sierra Nevada Mountain Ledge For 2 DaysAs Lawrence Bishop lay battered, bruised and weakened from two days without food or water, clinging to a narrow ledge of slick granite high in the Sierra Nevada, Deputy David Rippe made a split-second decision that likely saved him.