Family Recounts Surviving Deadly Sierra Storm

In News

San Jose Mercury News: ‘It just snuck up on us:’ Family tells of surviving Sierra storm

“An experienced backpacker, Frank Horath knew to check the weather forecast before leaving on an overnight hike with family members to an alpine lake in the Sierra National Forest.

It called for clear weather in the mountains through the weekend, with a storm moving in Monday. They would be home well before then, he thought.

As Horath, his brother-in-law and their sons huddled in their camp Saturday night at nearly 9,900 feet on the shore of Rae Lake, it became clear the forecast had been wrong. The weather had turned, bringing the storm early – and it was worse than they ever imagined.”

You may also read!

FREE Entry to Yosemite Returns Sunday, Aug. 25th

It's time again to celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service by giving everyone free entry to our

Read More...
Traffic by Dolan Halbrook

Free Entry for Earth Day, April 20th, 2019

Entry to Yosemite National Park will be free on Saturday April 20th in celebration of Earth Day, National Junior

Read More...

Camp 4 Going to Lottery System Similar to Half Dome

Yosemite National Park is going to test a new pilot program from late May to early September, using a

Read More...

Mobile Sliding Menu