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Fairfield's infamous 'Glass House' destroyed in Atlas Fire

A hexagon-shaped house of massive glass walls atop the San Francisco Bay Area's highest privately owned peak was destroyed by a raging wildfire.

A Napa pet cemetery is an oasis of green in a charred landscape after wildfires swept the Atlas Peak area

One of the only green patches on the southwestern edge of the Atlas fire burn area is a pet cemetery off Atlas Peak Drive. The sound of its babbling brook was interrupted intermittently with the sound of a fire truck or utility crew's diesel engine powering up the mountain to extinguish hot spots...

Humidity and winds bedevil firefighters as wine country wildfires grow

Don't let the lighter breeze fool you. The recipe for fire remains at Atlas Peak in Napa County, as dry air continues to transform grass and vegetation to kindling. The return of the windy, hot conditions Saturday once again put firefighters in defensive mode as they dealt with the sixth day of...

Humidity and winds bedevil firefighters as wine country wildfires grow

Don't let the lighter breeze fool you. The recipe for fire remains at Atlas Peak in Napa County, as dry air continues to transform grass and vegetation to kindling. The return of the windy, hot conditions Saturday once again put firefighters in defensive mode as they dealt with the sixth day of...

Desperate calls to save those trapped by fire, but emergency alert system failed many

The distress calls crackled over the Napa County sheriff’s dispatch radio in a rapid staccato late Sunday as flames sped toward residents on Atlas Peak Road. “Parents trapped in garage,” an officer called in to the central dispatcher. Then: “The fire is moving quickly through here.” Two minutes...

Elderly couple identified as first casualties of Wine Country fires

A Napa husband and wife who couldn’t escape their home as the Atlas Peak Fire advanced were identified by authorities Tuesday as fatalities in the inferno ravaging Wine Country. Charles and Sara Rippey were found Monday in the charred ruins of their Westgate Drive home, officials said. Show More Summary

Antica 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak

Our Level IV Sommelier candidates were required to submit tasting notes for several wines, including the fantastic Antica 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak in Napa Valley. Yeah, hard times. We’re setting up a GoFundMe account for their recovery. It’s time to vote […] The post Antica 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak appeared first on Wine School of Philadelphia.

High-living geckos survive snowy peaks by cuddling up

Living at an altitude of up to 4000 metres above sea level, the Atlas Day gecko has a suite of adaptations to help it cope with the cold

AO Video Investigation: Movie Worms Ranked By Size

It's autumn at Atlas Obscura headquarters in New York City, and we're lucky enough to be enjoying crisp weather, peak foliage and bars that serve warm drinks. But when we look down at the ground, we worry. What's going on in there? If movies are any guide, quite a lot. Show More Summary

Some wine highlights so far from Napa

Over the last few days we’ve tasted quite a few wines. It seems a bit unfair to pick favourites, but here are is a personal selection of some highlights. Antica Townsend Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Atlas Peak, Napa This is from the Foss Valley, which is a valley in the Atlas Peak AVA above Napa Valley, at [...]

Clouds But No Rain

Dawn in the Napa Valley Vineyards of Yountville. The clouds over Atlas Peak brought us no rain.

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 trailer brings more bangs and booms

Yesterday, PAX East attendees were treated to a sneak peak of the trailer for Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged. Today, it is available for mass consumption. Things are heating up on Pandora for Rhys, Fiona, and the gang. Show More Summary

Berber Fervor in the High Atlas

Tucked into the peaks of Toubkal National Park, named for North Africa's highest summit, a crop of modern guesthouses has transformed Imlil, Morocco--once known as a no-frills base camp--into a comfortable retreat for day hikers.

Napa Harvest Dawn 9/24/13

The last of the storm clouds clear out as the sun returns over Atlas Peak to dry the vineyards of Yountville.

Wine Country Vistas

Dawn Atlas Peak Yountville AVA #Napa Valley 8/25/13

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