Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

California Trails

Lost Yosemite Hiker Shares Survival Secrets

How an Oakland man made it through six days stranded in the snowy wilderness.

Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition, and adventure courses and more than 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ Sign up for Outside+ today.

Search & Rescue teams at Yosemite National Park reported a happy ending for a hiker lost for six days near Hetch Hetchy: Alan Chow, 36, of Oakland, was successfully rescued by helicopter in February. After getting lost in the snow during what was supposed to be a weekend backpacking trip, Chow hunkered down in his tent and melted snow for water; he had packed enough extra food to last through his ordeal. Rescuers eventually spotted his tent above Wapama Fall.