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Half Dome

Inside the National Parks, Size Matters!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Whether they be super small, or ridiculously tall, there's a force that drives our travel compass towards the superlative. Being peppered with some of the most incredible mountains in the world, this continent boasts an almost unparalleled collection of sceneries framed by peaks.

Anna Almendrala

LA Times' 'Postcards From The West' Series Celebrates Oft-Snapped Destinations | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Today's tourists want to discover the unknown, go off the beaten path or do as the locals do. But there are some iconic destinations that have loomed ...

Letters From the Mountain

Sierra | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

Steve Matteson -- who created the default fonts on the Android and Windows smartphones and the letters players see when they turn on their Xboxes -- finally decided to create a set of letters, he says, "for the sake of making myself happy." He looked to the mountains for inspiration.

Big Changes Coming To The Half Dome

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 03.06.2013 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. — The hike up the granite monolith Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic in the nationwide system, but on...

Bad News For Half Dome Hikers

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 03.30.2012 | San Francisco

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — There was a time not long ago when a climb to the top of Yosemite National Park's Half Dome was a solitary trek...

Woman Dies On Yosemite Half Dome

AP/ The Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2011 | San Francisco

By TRACIE CONE, Associated Press YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A woman slipped to her death Sunday while descending Half Dome in the rain,...