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  • Letterboxing In State Forests

  • 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...
  • Alaska yellow cedar closer to Endangered Species Act protection

    Alaska yellow cedar closer to Endangered Species Act protection
    The Alaska yellow cedar edged one step closer to being listed as a threatened or endangered species after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the tree may warrant such protection because of the ravages of climate change. The move was...
  • Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail

    Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail
    The final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail may not seem like much – only about three-tenths of a mile – but it's been a long-time coming. Lake County Forest Preserves commissioners were overjoyed to add the missing piece of trail on...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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...