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Category: Land Management :: Recreation :: Non-Motorized Recreation
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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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Placing power lines underground is an expensive way to reduce fire danger 25.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The worst fire in California history took off at a spot notorious for its intense winds.

The gusts — some topping 100 mph — blow down the Feather River Canyon each fall. They push into the town of Paradise with force, powered by high-pressure air parked over the Great Basin that moves through this...

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The 15 things to do in L.A. before the end of summer 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

According to the calendar, summer starts June 21 and ends Sept. 23. But for most people, the season actually begins on Memorial Day weekend and ends with the arrival of Labor Day, a 101-day period that holds the promise of adventure, discovery and the renewal of decades-old rituals. More important,...

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The utter bliss of bikepacking in the backcountry 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

We called our trip the TransGabriel Challenge: three days, 78 miles and 18,000 feet of climbing by bike on dirt and gravel roads across L.A.’s San Gabriel Mountains. We pulled 50-pound trailers packed with tents, sleeping bags and gallon jugs of water. Loaded with more sights than we could have...

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The latest gear and bikes for bikepackers 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Customized bicycles and cargo carriers are the way to go on a bikepacking outing.
As rain heals California's fire scars, it's also fueling a risk of bigger blazes 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Giant green stems with budding yellow flowers greeted hikers along a narrow path beneath the soaring Santa Monica Mountains on a recent drizzly day.

This is where, just seven months ago, the worst fire in Los Angeles County history swept through, destroying more than 1,000 homes and blackening...

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Road trip: In New Mexico, a volcano hike and Wild West history 23.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The route: From Taos, N.M., east on U.S. 64 through Eagle Nest and Cimarron to Raton, then New Mexico 72 to Capulin Volcano National Monument. Return through Raton on New Mexico 325 and U.S. 87.

Miles: About 275 miles round trip from Taos.

Best time: Spring, summer and fall. Two mountain passes...

Trump wants to cut payments to California for fighting wildfires on federal land 22.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The relationship between President Trump and California has long been fraught, but in the aftermath of the state’s deadliest wildfire season, the acrimony is burning hotter than ever.

In November, as crews battled the Camp and Woolsey fires, Trump blamed the state for “gross mismanagement of the...

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Man exposes himself to woman practicing yoga on popular hiking trail, police say 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of exposing himself to a woman while she was practicing yoga in a park near Santa Clarita last week.

The woman was in a grassy area along a popular hiking trail in Towsley Canyon Park in Newhall on Thursday afternoon when a...

Homeless High School Student Becomes Valedictorian, Gets 50 College Offers 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tupac Mosley lived on a camp site after his father died and the family struggled to find a permanent home.
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Vietnam War left a painful legacy for indigenous minority that fought alongside U.S. 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Here in the windswept, rolling hills of central Vietnam, there are many reminders of the war that ended four decades ago.

Two Soviet-made tanks sit in the village of Dak To as monuments to the men who died retaking the region from U.S.-backed South Vietnam in 1972. The flag of the communist Viet...

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Still crazy for wildflowers? Colorado road trip leads to the summer bloom 20.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

You love flowers. Though Southern California’s super bloom is past its prime, you can still soak up the sights and smells of wildflowers in cooler regions. Head out on this three-day road trip from L.A. to Crested Butte, Colo., to bask in the beauty of the bloom.

Colorado wildflowers

If there’s...

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Road trip: Hike, fish and explore historic sites in Colorado 20.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The route: From downtown Durango, Colo., take Main Avenue to West College Drive. Turn left onto U.S. 550 south to U.S. 160 east to Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Miles: Durango to Pagosa Springs is about 60 miles; scenic detours will add 40 or more miles.

Best time: Summers can be warm; spring and fall...

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Palestinian Refugees Say U.S. Policies, Aid Cuts Bolster 'Right Of Return' 20.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“The more they put pressure on us and say this is not our land, the more enthusiastic we become to get our land back," said one Palestinian refugee living in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Following environmentalist Edward Abbey's footsteps in the Utah and Arizona deserts 19.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The road trip from Moab, Utah, to Ajo, Ariz., is a sunbaked ramble through about 600 miles of dreamy, lethal desert, beginning with the red rocks of Utah’s Arches National Park, skirting Monument Valley and the Colorado River, and ending in the cactus country of southern Arizona.

I did it in April...

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Are we recreational vehicle people? Hell, yeah! 19.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“Maybe you just aren’t RV people.”

The sales manager was playing hardball in September as my wife, Leslie, and I hemmed and hawed over whether we should buy our first recreational vehicle.

His snarky tone made it sound like a challenge. So we asked ourselves, “Are we RV people?”

“Hell, yeah!” I...

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Rocks, tarantulas and the subtle poetry of a walk along the San Andreas fault 19.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Several years ago, while living on the East Coast, I felt burnt out by work and, for no particular reason, decided to fly west to California to follow the route of the San Andreas fault. My plan was to stay in cheap hotel rooms, write at night and take long hikes along remote stretches of the fault...

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5 Mountain Hikes that will Change Your Life 15.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Whether its Mt. Kilimanjaro or the Inca Trail, you can't beat the exhilaration of hiking in the mountains.
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At Dusk festival, L.A.'s techno underground heads into the woods 14.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Back in 2014, when club promoter Jeniluv tried to throw the first edition of the Dusk festival, she almost pulled it off. The L.A. DJ, born Jeni Erickson, brought 400 friends and friends-of-friends out to her rural Joshua Tree property, where she set up a stage for a bill of underground techno...

How you (and your dog) can avoid snake bites -- and what to do if you get bitten 12.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It was a warm, wet winter this year across much of the U.S., which means more snakes and a higher risk of bites. Here are some tips for avoiding vipers and their venom.
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