A judge this morning rejected the Orange County Fire Authority's plea for $55,000 in restitution from a rescued hiker facing charges of having had methamphetamine in his car while he and a friend were being sought in Trabuco Canyon. Orange County Superior Court Judge Gerald Johnston says there is n ... More >>
Despite the urging of county Supervisor Todd Spitzer, the Board of Supervisors decided against charging teen hikers in Trabuco Canyon for $160,000 in rescue costs--although the board did agree Tuesday to seek state legislation that would allow passing future rescue costs on to reckless victims.But S ... More >>
[Summer Guide 2012] Gold Rush history is as close as your back yard
The OC group goes into the California wilderness to find the missing—and to honor a brother who was swept away
Joe Le (Anaheim)UPDATE: APRIL 4, 9:11 A.M. The OC Register now reports that the Los Angeles County Coroner's office has confirmed that the body found in the Angeles National Forest near the San Gabriel River was that of Joe Le. His body was found on Sunday.UPDATE: APRIL 3, 7:30 P.M. The OC Regist ... More >>
Active hiker Scott Gossard left his Anaheim home in his silver Toyota Tacoma truck on Friday evening to go hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains.The 44-year-old who had been reported missing over the weekend was found this afternoon.
[Summer Guide] Get your stomp on over hill, dale and canyon with these highly recommended hikes
El Moro Canyon
Backpacking Through Asia
I like the idea of bribing me with food in order to get me to pay attention to a cause. PETA, for one, would do better to give away free vegetarian food that tastes good rather than getting celebrities to act like idiots -- sorry, but I'm not gonna spare the poor animals' lives if it means eating d ... More >>
Hiker John McKinney puts a happy face on the remaining wild lands
'I like twats better than twits, and can play a twat just like a fiddle back home'
A night of illegal camping
The year in not-so-open space