User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-National
Category: Land Management :: Recreation :: Non-Motorized Recreation
Last updated: May 22 2018 12:33 IST RSS 2.0
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Amazing Earthfest provides an opportunity to explore and play on our wildlands 4.5.2021 The Wilderness Society
Image: I"ll let you in on a secret. There is a way for your family to experience the best of southern Utah and northern Arizona and all you have to do is get there. Yup, no need to develop a plan for how to spend your days, others have done that planning for you! Every year, the Amazing Earthfest takes place the third week in May and offers a sample of the rich cultural and natural world surrounding the area of Kanab, Utah. May 13 is the kickoff date for the 6th annual festival. Last year, I participated in a group hike within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that took us through the stunning Paria Canyon and to an incredible sea of color on a picture-perfect day. Contrast the oranges, yellows and whites of the Navajo sandstone with the deep red of Indian paintbrush in bloom, the unending blue in the sky and the greenish-grayish-brownish in the desert grasses and forbes all around. Afterward, I enjoyed a mouthwatering meal at the Rocking V Café and then walked ...
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Teen who started massive Oregon wildfire with fireworks ordered to pay $36 million 22.5.2018 Washington Post
The blaze, which came to be known as the Eagle Creek fire, burned for more than two months as it spread to 48,000 acres.
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‘Something was wrong with this cougar’: Animal that killed biker, injured another was emaciated 21.5.2018 Washington Post
‘Something was wrong with this cougar’: Animal that killed biker, injured another was emaciated
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Detours worth taking on your next road trip 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Not every mile of every road trip is a buffet. Here are some scenic pieces of a car trip pie across the Western U.S.
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From baseball to date shakes, these four California road trips are made for families 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Here are four family-friendly driving trips that might entertain your kids and sharpen your appreciation of California. I came across some of these spots during my years of reporting in the state and others while on vacation with my own family.

Carlsbad and San Diego

Head south on Interstate 5...

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A veteran Sherpa guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he’s already planning his next trip.
How the humble camping tent symbolizes our failure on homelessness — and promises a solution to it 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A few days ago I saw a man, clearly homeless, setting up a tent in Elysian Park, under a pine tree on a grassy knoll, with a fine view of the hilly landscape. It reminded me of a few nights I recently spent “under canvas” in the Mojave Desert camping with my kids. Our tents are nearly identical...

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A SloCal road trip gives you a geographic, climatological super sampler 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
After spending a week road tripping in SloCal-sand duning, big tree hiking, desert wandering and snowboarding-I'm convinced it's worthy of a road trip, whether you live in the Golden State or you're seeking a quieter vacay version of California.
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Camping without the hassle: Rent the gear you need — even the car 19.5.2018 Washington Post
Camping without the hassle: Rent the gear you need — even the car
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Beartooth Highway is fearsome fun, whether you're driving it or skiing it 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
It's safe to assume, I think, that any road named after a grizzly bear's fang can't help but lead to adventure. Beartooth Highway - a 68-mile ribbon of pavement snaking over an otherworldly 11,000-foot plateau along the Montana-Wyoming border - lives up to its ferocious name.
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On Maryland’s Gibson Island, year-round living and year-round play 17.5.2018 Washington Post
On Maryland’s Gibson Island, year-round living and year-round play
Climate change, crowding imperil iconic route to top of Mount Everest 17.5.2018 Washington Post
Climate change, crowding imperil iconic route to top of Mount Everest
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Veteran Sherpa guide scales Everest for record 22nd time 16.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A veteran Sherpa guide has scaled Mount Everest for the 22nd time, setting the record for most climbs of the world’s highest mountain.
In Gaza Strip protests, the anger has many targets 14.5.2018 L.A. Times - World News

As a child, Fahad would fashion kites from wood, plastic and paper to fly with his friends at the beach. It was a rare and joyful respite from the grinding poverty in refugee camps across the Gaza Strip.

Now he is applying his kite-building skills toward darker ends: to deliver bundles of flaming...

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In this part of Colorado, the West is still wild — and it’s keeping its rural roots alive with wanna-be Westerners and horse drives 12.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
It is the most visible sign that the horse ranching that emerged with the 19th-century settlement of the West may survive as an economic and cultural mainstay in northwestern Colorado. Locals here claim the area to be -- as they put it on the town sign at Maybell -- "where the West is still wild."
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Open acres beckon hikers, dog walkers and cyclists in the West Valley 12.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Our city has great walks in the most unexpected places. This terrific open space is nestled against the housing developments of the West Valley. A hiker or biker could spend an entire weekend — or more — exploring hundreds of acres. This is a brief introduction to the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon...

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Altadena offers varied architectural styles but few places left to build anew 11.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Altadena was first envisioned as a suburb for the rich when, in 1887, Iowa natives John and Fred Woodbury opened their 937-acre subdivision above newly incorporated Pasadena.

Part of the northernmost Rancho San Pasqual Mexican land grant, the Woodburys’ residential development borrowed its name...

The girls at my Boy Scout camp made us better young men 11.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

There were two female Boy Scouts at Camp Cherry Valley on Catalina Island in 1984, present because a loophole allowed girls to enroll in the organization as camp counselors. They were rising high school seniors, 17 to our 13, and looked sharp and exotic in the uniform shirts and shorts we knew...

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Developer to Delco residents: We want to preserve archdiocese land, but we need your support 11.5.2018 News
After a previous developer failed to get the support he needed, Sproul Road Developers LLC hopes to be the one to successfully redevelop a 213-acre tract of land in Marple Township. But some residents are having second thoughts.
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REI Adventures takes $600 off Texas hiking and kayaking tour 9.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

REI Adventures gives outdoor lovers a chance to explore the dramatic west Texas landscape for a week by foot and by kayak — and save money.

The deal: For a limited time, the travel outfitter will take $600 off a weeklong trip to Big Bend National Park and other places in the area. The discounted...

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