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What travelers need to know about California's wine country fires: Napa winery and Santa Rosa's Round Barn destroyed - Los Angeles Times

In Sonoma County, the Alta Peak fire started Sunday and swept through the east side of the county in Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley. On Wednesday, new evacuations were ordered for the entire towns of Calistoga and Geyserville. In Napa, the Tubbs fire ...

Summer of tragedy in Kings Canyon: 3 more deaths - SFGate

Three people were killed and two others seriously injured in recent incidents in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, according to the Fresno Bee. On Saturday, a 37-year-old solo hiker fell about 25 feet in the Alta Peak area above Pear Lake ...

He's bear-hind you! Adorable cub leaves its mother confused as it climbs a huge tree while she looks away - Daily Mail

'It started to snow heavily about a mile from the peak so we turned around and headed back down the mountain. 'When we got to the parking lot the mother bear and her cub ran across the street, I assume the snow had forced them off the mountain as well.

'Abrupt change in the weather' looming for Alberta: wind warnings issued by Environment Canada - Globalnews.ca

The weather agency said the change in weather is expected to begin Tuesday evening and peak by midday Wednesday bringing rain and significant wind throughout much of the province. ... Wind warning for The CIty of Edmonton & much of central Alta.

Lone Peak girls shock Alta in tourney first round - Daily Herald

TAYLORSVILLE — The Lone Peak girls basketball team came from behind and executed down the stretch to defeat Region 3 co-champion Alta 59-57 in a first-round thriller at Salt Lake Community College on Monday morning. It was the initial game of the 5A ...

High school girls soccer: Lone Peak outlasts Alta to advance to 5A championship - Deseret News

DRAPER — Just nine minutes into undefeated Lone Peak's semifinal matchup against Alta, Jessica Smith drove down the sideline and sent a beautiful pass right to the waiting feet of Natalie Lewis, who punched in the early goal to put the Knights up 1-0.

Lone Peak stuns Alta in 5A quarterfinal shootout - Daily Herald

SANDY — Cassidy Smith says she doesn't like facing penalty kicks. It's her job as Lone Peak's goalie to try and stop them. And when a 5A quarterfinal game at Alta came down to a shootout, the junior was suddenly on full alert. "I'm not excited when it ...

Lone Peak girls soccer beats Northridge in 5A first round - Daily Herald

The Lone Peak Knights survived the icy wind to take out Northridge in the first round of the 5A state soccer playoffs 2-0 and in the process earned the right to take on the No. 1-ranked Alta Hawks on Thursday at 4 p.m.. Lone Peak coach Heather Dahl ...

High school football: Led by Mack Richards, Alta defeats Lone Peak 35-17 - Deseret News

Sandy – If one were to peer into the mind of an Alta player early in Friday's night game against Lone Peak, they might have found doom and gloom. The Hawks were in a 10-0 hole, Knights quarterback Baron Gajkowski was toying with their defense, and ...

High school tennis: Alta's doubles team forces a tie for 5A title - Deseret News

It had major state title implications. A win for Lone Peak would clinch the Knights the outright state championship. A win for Alta meant the schools would share the title. In a dramatic 3-setter, Alta's doubles team battled back after dropping the ...

Alta Peak a rewarding test for hikers - Fresno Bee

The word alta means "tall" or "high" in Spanish, so it's easy to assume Alta Peak is aptly named. And while Alta Peak is indeed quite tall and high, one glimpse from its 11,204-foot summit proves there are dozens of peaks up and down the Sierra Nevada ...

Alta Peak is in Sequoia National Park not far from Giant Forest. Before 1896, the mountain was known as Tharps Peak. By 1903 it was generally known by its current name and Alta Peak appears on the Tehipite quadrangle, USGS 30 minute topographic map of 1905, and was officially recognized by the Board on Geographic Names in 1928. The Sierra Club Bulletin noted that the name Alta Peak was "euphonious". A meadow on its southern slope had long been known as Alta Meadow. A rocky outcrop, 0.5 miles southwest of the summit, is now known as Tharps Rock. Hale Tharp was the first euro-American to explore the Giant Forest area. His summer camp, a hollowed out Sequoia log near Crescent Meadow known as Tharp's Log, is popular with park visitors.

Alta Peak
Alta Peak is located in California
Alta Peak
Alta Peak
Alta Peak is located in the US
Alta Peak
Alta Peak
Location of Alta Peak in California
Highest point
Elevation 11,208 ft (3,416 m) 
Prominence 124 ft (38 m) 
Listing Sierra Peaks Section
Coordinates 36°35′26″N 118°39′48″W / 36.590579589°N 118.663385947°W / 36.590579589; -118.663385947Coordinates: 36°35′26″N 118°39′48″W / 36.590579589°N 118.663385947°W / 36.590579589; -118.663385947
Geography
Location
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Lodgepole
Climbing
First ascent 1896 by William R, Dudley
Easiest route Hike, class 1

Alta Peak is in Sequoia National Park not far from Giant Forest. Before 1896, the mountain was known as Tharps Peak. By 1903 it was generally known by its current name and Alta Peak appears on the Tehipite quadrangle, USGS 30 minute topographic map of 1905, and was officially recognized by the Board on Geographic Names in 1928. The Sierra Club Bulletin noted that the name Alta Peak was "euphonious". A meadow on its southern slope had long been known as Alta Meadow.

A rocky outcrop, 0.5 miles (0.8 km) southwest of the summit, is now known as Tharps Rock. Hale Tharp was the first euro-American to explore the Giant Forest area. His summer camp, a hollowed out Sequoia log near Crescent Meadow known as Tharp's Log, is popular with park visitors.