- Mandatory Machete Climbing Closure
(posted: Feb 03, 2018)
The southern portion of the Machete Ridge rock formation and access trails are closed to all climbing and off-trail hiking.
Galen Rowell and His Wife Die in Plane Crash
posted: August 13, 2002
(excerpted from S.F. Chronicle article)
Ray Delgado, Chronicle Staff Writer
Acclaimed outdoors photographer Galen Rowell and his wife, Barbara Rowell, were killed along with two others in a plane crash near the Bishop (Inyo County) airport over the weekend on their way home from a photo workshop class in the Arctic.
Known for his wilderness photography of the Bay Area, the Sierra and across all seven continents, the Berkeley-born Rowell was killed instantly in the crash Sunday morning as the plane approached the airport. He was 61.
To learn more about Galen and his wife visit their Web site: Mountain Light Photography