August 25, 1996 |
Eagle Lake, a popular weekend backpacker destination, is accessible by one of Mineral King's easier trails. Relatively easier, that is. A 2,200-foot gain at high altitude in 3 1/2 miles is a good workout to say the least. When the light is right, the lake mirrors its scenic surroundings: weathered foxtail pines, polished granite walls, their shaded cracks and crevices, with patches of long-lingering snow. Eagle, like many Sierra lakes, was "improved" to render it more reservoir-like. Mt.
July 9, 1999 |
Eighteen people suffered minor injuries Thursday when an Amtrak passenger train carrying 234 people derailed in rural Texas after hitting a truck. The Sunset Limited was en route from Los Angeles to Orlando, Fla., when it hit the truck at a crossing near Eagle Lake, Texas, 60 miles west of Houston. The train's two locomotives and seven of its 10 cars derailed, but all five of the passenger cars that left the tracks remained upright.
September 16, 1991 |
Crews searching farm fields found an airplane part that came off a Continental Express commuter flight before last week's crash near Eagle Lake, Tex., that killed all 14 people aboard. The part, a nine-foot de-icing attachment, is considered a vital clue in the investigation into what caused Flight 2574 to crash while en route from Laredo to Houston. Investigators speculated that the de-icing boot fell off because 43 screws were missing from the leading edge of the plane's stabilizer.
July 10, 1999 |
A truck driver involved in an Amtrak accident that injured nearly two dozen people ran a stop sign before he was hit, investigators said. The Sunset Limited was headed from Los Angeles to Orlando, Fla., on Thursday when it slammed into the truck in Eagle Lake, Texas, about 60 miles west of Houston. Ten of the train's 13 cars were derailed, and 20 of the 235 passengers and an engineer were injured. Most were treated for bumps and bruises.
August 21, 1994 |
Lake Tahoe isn't the only lake in the Lake Tahoe Basin. A hundred lakes, both named and unnamed, are scattered like jewels in a slice of Sierra called Desolation Wilderness, just west of the great lake. Aloha, Avalanche, Boomerang, Hemlock and Half Moon are among the colorfully named lakes situated about 8,000 feet in elevation and bordered with impressive and photogenic granite backdrops.
December 20, 1992 |
"My dad doesn't worry about weeding his lawn," said San Diego environmental designer Anita bi'Yazi, "It is weeds." Indeed it is, but it is one weed in particular, an ancient herb named yarrow, and it was planted on purpose. Most books on lawns and turf grasses consider yarrow a weed, a tough and invasive one at that, but this toughness is what suggested that it might make a serviceable substitute for a blade grass lawn.