Explore Outdoors: Plunging waterfall, Flying Fortress crash site

Even in a year of below-average snowmelt, the spring runoff in the Sierra is creating a majestic sight as water tumbles down Bassi Falls in the El Dorado National Forest. The hike from a trailhead located nearly 17 miles off Highway 50 along Icehouse Road is a relatively level, 4-mile roundtrip. But did you know there is a link between the namesake family of the waterfall and an old World War II-era plane crash? See more in the video above.