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  • 6 great hikes in New Jersey to experience this Fall

    11/11/2018 5:32:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 28 replies
    app ^ | 10.29.18 | Daniel Chazin
    6 great hikes in New Jersey to experience this Fall
  • Law enforcement bracing for more semis on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County as Toll Road fees increase

    10/09/2018 8:12:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The South Bend Tribune ^ | October 6, 2018 | Stan Maddux
    LAPORTE — Law enforcement in LaPorte County is preparing for the possibility of an already-congested and dangerous U.S. 20 being overrun with more semi-trucks as drivers avoid the 35 percent cost increase of traveling the Indiana Toll Road. Much of that stretch of highway being down to one lane in each direction for resurfacing adds to the concerns. LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd said he’s reached out to Indiana State Police to help patrol U.S. 20 if an increase in truck traffic becomes too much for his staff to handle alone. “We’re going to prepare for it,” Boyd said. “We’re...
  • Coyotes surround hiking woman, who climbs tree to escape

    05/21/2018 12:55:57 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 41 replies
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  • Another Grand Canyon (Hiking) Tour; South Rim, Clear Creek, Phantom Ranch

    04/14/2018 3:31:18 AM PDT · by Voption · 9 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | April 7, 2017 | Robert Zimerman
    "Because I live in southern Arizona, I take advantage of this location to make an annual trip to the Grand Canyon. On my previous trips I’ve talked about the right way to hike the canyon (slowly!) and then provided some suggestions for proper preparation....This time I am simply going to suggest two hikes. One is very easy and should be done by every visitor to the South Rim. The other hike is for those who go to the bottom, and reserve themselves one day there for a day hike. Ninety percent of all visitors to the Grand Canyon never step...
  • Huge New Bay Area Open Space Preserve Opens to Public

    12/02/2017 1:49:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | December 2, 2017 | Paul Rogers
    For the past 175 years, it’s been a Mexican land grant, a dairy farm, a hideout for members of Jesse James’ outlaw gang, an oil field, a redwood logging mill, a cattle ranch and a retreat for heirs to the Weyerhaeuser lumber and Folgers coffee fortunes. Now, this scenic 6,142-acre expanse in rural San Mateo County — with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean — will finally be opened to the public. On Friday, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will open six miles of trails for hikers and horseback riders through the La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve, which...
  • Sheriff's Department: 2 Soldiers Spent Night on Hiking Trail After Getting Lost

    11/17/2017 4:59:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Josh Sullivan
    Two Fort Hood soldiers who went for a hike Monday evening at Chalk Ridge Falls Park ended up staying the night after getting lost, according to the Bell County Sheriff’s Department. The two soldiers, both women, were hiking at the park along Stillhouse Hollow Lake when it began to get dark and they lost their way, said Bell County Sheriff’s Department spokesman T.J. Cruz. They called 911 when they got lost. Deputies searched with dogs for the soldiers. “They were hiking along the fence line when they took a left instead of a right,” Cruz said. “They were never in...
  • ‘National Take a Hike Day’ Coming Up (Today)

    11/17/2017 11:09:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Lace up your hiking boots and dab a little Musher’s on your pup’s paws and let’s hit the trails! Nov. 17 is National Take a Hike Day. Hobo the Wonder Dog enjoys getting on a hiking trail and enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the wilderness — and so do I. November is a perfect time to enjoy a hike with your dog. The mountains are calling and Hobo and I hear their call. Whether you head out on a tried and true hiking trail or search for a new path, your adventure is never the same. The thing...
  • Hiking Rancho Corral de Tierra (Northern California)

    11/08/2017 10:56:52 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 71 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/8/17 | Me
    FReepers NickCarraway and ProtectOurFreedom hiked Rancho Corral de Tierra in San Mateo County yesterday. It was of those rare and magnificent days where you could see the hard edge of the ocean out at the horizon -- it wasn't masked in a fog bank at all. This park is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, but is not promoted much and there are no explanations we could find about where to park. We went up Ranch Road in Moss Beach past many beautiful horse ranches to eventually find the Spine Trail trailhead. It was a good slog...
  • Wilder Ranch State Park a Hidden Gem for Bikers and Hikers

    10/13/2017 12:37:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 28, 2017 | Tom Stienstra
    Maybe the “10-mile Bubble Rule” is in full force at Wilder Ranch. Maybe it’s the name and first sighting of a farmhouse and barns that doesn’t exactly conjure up the vision of world-class mountain biking, bluff-top walks and spectacular ocean views — or a park with 7,000 acres that spans from the coastal cliffs to inland ridges. Regardless, Wilder Ranch State Park might have the best mountain biking of any state park in California. The walks and ocean views are stellar. Yet many outside of 10 miles have not been there, and some haven’t even heard of it. For those...
  • Take 2 Hikes and Call Me in the Morning

    10/01/2017 4:04:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Some doctors are prescribing a walk in the park as good medicine for not just physical, but also mental healthA growing trend in medicine has doctors prescribing visits to parks for their patients. A pediatrician named Robert Zarr at Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C., has worked with the National Park Service and other institutions to create DC Park Rx, an initiative that helps health care providers prescribe activity in outdoor spaces to patients. And National Geographic recently highlighted the rise of this practice in Vermont, where doctors are now prescribing thousands of visits to state parks. In the last...
  • New Redwood Park in Santa Cruz Mountains Could Come From Beall Law

    09/30/2017 3:11:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | September 29, 2017 | Paul Rogers
    Clearing the way for what could potentially be the biggest open space deal in the Santa Cruz Mountains in years, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill that would streamline the sale of up to 6,500 acres of land owned by San Jose Water Company, allowing it to become a public open space preserve. The bill would allow the sale of the land — which includes 1,100 acres of redwood forests and could easily eclipse $30 million in price — to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District without approval from the state Public Utilities Commission. The commission regulates San...
  • Hiking Mount Montara (near San Francisco)

    09/28/2017 2:13:59 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 56 replies
    Me ^ | 9/28/17 | POF
    Took an 8 mile roundtrip hike up Mount Montara a couple days ago, 16 miles south of San Francisco. This is a fairly strenuous hike going from sea level up to 1,894 feet elevation in four miles. Mount Montara is straight west from SFO and you see it when you take off north from the airport. I was fortunate to hit a beautiful early fall day with clear blue skies (that'll be changing real soon now). Hiking on a weekday, I passed no more than 20 people over several hours. Mount Montara is frequently socked in with really stiff winds,...
  • Hiking the Diablo Range

    09/21/2017 1:55:06 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 46 replies
    Me ^ | 9/21/17 | POF
    I was hiking in the Diablo Range near San Jose, CA yesterday and had the good fortune to be there when a storm front was moving in. This is the Joseph D. Grant County Park on the Dutch Flat trail (2,457 feet) looking into the Hall Valley. That's Mount Hamilton (4,360 feet) on the other side. The Lick Observatory is located on top of the biggest peaks and is the world's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory. It was constructed between 1876 and 1887. The Mt. Hamilton Road was cut and everything was hauled up on mule-drawn wagons. The late summer...
  • "Homemade Wanderlust" And Her Video "THE AMAZING HIGH SIERRA | Compilation"

    09/13/2017 4:45:25 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 28, 2017 | Homemade Wanderlust
    Take a break for 19 minutes and 40 seconds, and look at what you could be doing. And I recommend after you click on the link below, you select 1080p and full screen. THE AMAZING HIGH SIERRA | Compilation
  • Flash, bang, and blood: Hiker tells harrowing lightning tale

    08/25/2017 10:51:47 PM PDT · by Enchante · 27 replies
    Associated Press via ^ | August 25, 2017 | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and JONATHAN J. COOPER
    The 31-year-old Austrian teacher, an avid hiker, had just reached the 9,000-foot summit of a Northern California mountain range ahead of his companions when he raised his arms for a picture and was struck in the back of the head. The electricity shot through his body and exited through his foot, and he was too stunned to know what had happened.
  • Did man get flesh-eating bacteria hiking in NH?

    07/23/2017 6:35:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | KEVIN LANDRIGAN
    “To say that someone acquired it in New Hampshire and we have flesh-eating bacteria isn’t exactly accurate,” said Beth Daly, chief of the Infectious Disease Bureau for the New Hampshire Division of Public Health. “You never will know where the bacteria came from, but most people are getting the bacteria first from themselves.” Here’s what we do know: It was June 4 when Atkins came to New Hampshire to celebrate a family wedding. And, Atkins said, while here he went for a hike on Mount Garfield located at the western edge of the White Mountains in Grafton County. Atkins said...
  • CA Criptid Walks – Seven Places for the Paranormal

    05/08/2017 9:32:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/8/2017 | S Morstan
    When there’s something strange and it don't look good, it can be quite a thriller of a ride, but lest you fall into the Twilight Zone by accident -or if you want to go looking for trouble- here are a few places for California Criptids and paranormal pacers. Moro Rock Trail – Tulare, CA Starting off easy in Tulare, there’s the Moro Rock Trail, where the walk may be beautiful, but when you try to take a picture of the scenery, you may find yourself with some Phantasmic Photobombers trying to get in the picture. I wonder if they'll pose...
  • Hiker Bit By Rattlesnake at Fremont's Mission Peak, Transported to Hospital

    05/02/2017 11:29:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/2 | Cheryl Hurd
    A San Jose man is in serious condition following a rattlesnake bite Monday afternoon east of Fremont on Mission Peak, a California Highway Patrol flight officer and paramedic said. The snake bit the man at about 1 p.m. on the top of Mission Peak during a hike with his wife. A CHP helicopter crew heard a call to emergency personnel, responded and landed on the peak. The victim was given anti-venom after being transported to Washington Hospital, CHP Flight Officer and Paramedic Shaun Bouyea said. Bouyea was the one who administered the anti-venom. The victim, 47, sat on a rock...
  • Mount Umunhum: Closed for decades, opening Sept. 16-17 (CA)

    04/05/2017 7:01:41 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 25 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/4/17 | Lisa Krieger
    At long last the wait is over: Closed to the public since 1980, the summit of Mount Umunhum will finally open starting Sept. 16. The grand opening weekend celebration of the prominent 12-acre mountaintop, located within the 18,000-acre Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve south of Los Gatos, will include events and activities welcoming the public to the peak and inviting them to experience its panoramic vistas, rich cultural history and restored natural environment. Nearly 5 miles of new trails, now under construction, will offer dramatic views to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Impatiently, local mountain-lovers have long awaited the opening...
  • Pizarro: Hiking Santa Clara County’s ‘Magnificent 7’ Trails

    04/04/2017 5:27:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 4, 2017
    Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager is a bit of a fitness nut. He’s climbed Mt. Whitney, regularly takes part in obstacle course races and “mud runs” and has made getting county residents healthier one of his missions during his time in elected office. So it’s no surprise that he would welcome the task of tackling the “Magnificent 7,” a collection of trail hikes that the Santa Clara County Parks Department is showcasing with the “#PixInParks” challenge announced in January. The surprise was when Yeager invited me to join him on the first of them, a 1.7-mile trek along the...