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  • Daytrippers: Vermont Snowmobile Tour

    Daytrippers: Vermont Snowmobile Tour
    Somewhere in the whitened wilderness outside Mount Snow, Vt., as the wind whips through acres of huddled pines, comes the thick drone of a herd of high-powered snowmobiles. It's the only way to go. "It's a totally different experience," said Mark...
  • Crews try to keep fire in Sierra National Forest from crossing river

    Firefighters have slowly begun to make progress against a growing 7,000-acre wildfire burning in the Sierra National Forest, officials reported Thursday. The French fire, which started along the Rock Creek and Fish Creek campgrounds, is now 10%...
  • Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes spark wildfires in Northern California

    Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes spark wildfires in Northern California
    Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded across Northern California this week, sparking numerous brush fires, including a 7,000-acre blaze in Modoc County, officials reported. The lightning storm, which moved through the region Wednesday, dumped...
  • Body of missing Naperville man found in South Dakota

    Body of missing Naperville man found in South Dakota
    The body of a missing Naperville man has been found in a remote wilderness area in South Dakota, authorities said. Jordan Baznik, 23, was reported missing by friends Aug. 7 in the Black Hills town of Keystone, according to Custer County Sheriff Lt....
  • The Thrifty Traveler: Experience scenic savings in South Dakota's Black Hills

    The Thrifty Traveler: Experience scenic savings in South Dakota's Black Hills
    The Black Hills of South Dakota may be famous for being the home of Mount Rushmore, but those in the know make an annual trek for the rock climbing, wildlife, national park access and scenic driving options. In fact, it's particularly popular with the...
  • FEMA approves aid for wildfires in Yosemite and Central California

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to help cover California's costs fighting a fire burning toward Yosemite National Park and another burning in the Central Valley. The FEMA grants can help with up to 75% of the state’s costs for...
  • The glory of Olympic National Park, rain or shine

    The glory of Olympic National Park, rain or shine
    The first family camping trip I remember was at Washington's Kalaloch, an Olympic National Park campground perched just above a wave-pummeled Pacific beach. My parents somehow snagged an oceanfront campsite. By day, swarms of kids played on the sun-...
  • Replacing trees in Wheaton could cost $1.2 million

    Replacing trees in Wheaton could cost $1.2 million
    It may cost the city of Wheaton more than $1.2 million to restock its parkway trees, an impact of the emerald ash borer infestations in the area. That's on top of another estimated $855,000 over the next fiscal year to remove more ash trees, city...
  • Will County officials looking to improve safety on bike trails

    Will County officials looking to improve safety on bike trails
    Days after a Mokena man died after falling off his bike on a Will County Forest Preserve trail, officials are looking at ways to ensure safety on the trails. Vaidas Varpucanskis, 42, died Aug. 9 after trying to avoid a jogger and a passing cyclist on...
  • Lightning-sparked California wildfires burn more than 134,000 acres

    Lightning-sparked California wildfires burn more than 134,000 acres
    More than 134,000 acres have burned in a series of California wildfires that were mostly sparked by lightning last week, fire officials reported this week. The wildfires have been difficult to fight because most are burning in remote and unforgiving...