MADE IN CALIFORNIA
Whiskey and watches! Grains and guitar strings! Stationery and sandals! They’re beautiful, functional, sometimes even edible, and all were made right here in the Golden State. Join us as we celebrate creators and crafters and tell the stories behind their work.
MIRACLE ON THE MOUNTAIN
Deep in California’s Trinity Alps, two firefighters battling a fast-moving blaze were gravely injured by a falling boulder. Their best option for survival: a four-person Coast Guard team adept at sea rescues.
FIVE MEN, SIX DAYS, AND 34 MILES ACROSS THE SIERRA NEVADA
In which Alta Journal commissions an expedition to retrace the first east-to-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada by non-Native people. In 1833, the journey was marked by blizzards, frostbite, and near starvation; 189 years later, the wintry conditions are not terribly different.
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