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National Parks

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  • The People Behind the Places: A budding traveler and photographer

    The People Behind the Places: A budding traveler and photographer
    Amber Larks, a West Hills resident who attends college in Washington, describes a recent trip to the Gulf of California and Mexico with her grandparents as one of her most memorable trips. The islands she saw on her two-week sailing adventure were...
  • Reports of shots fired near Ft. Meade, NSA investigating damaged building

    Reports of shots fired near Ft. Meade, NSA investigating damaged building
    Police are investigating reports of gunfire near the National Security Agency's headquarters and one of the agency's buildings has been damaged, according to the National Parks Police. Parks Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lelani Woods said that NSA officials...
  • Canada: Take a 'floating book club' cruise to Newfoundland and Labrador

    Canada: Take a 'floating book club' cruise to Newfoundland and Labrador
    Small-ship travel company Adventure Canada has rounded up three Canadian authors for its first "floating book club," which is set to sail around remote parts of Newfoundland and Labrador in July. Doug Gibson, who wrote "Stories About Storytellers";...
  • Spaces available on volunteer trips to clean up Lake Powell

    Spaces available on volunteer trips to clean up Lake Powell
    If you don't mind some hard work, here's a chance to secure a spot on a free houseboat trip on Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border. But act fast if you're interested,  volunteer trips are filling quickly. The program is called Trash Tracker, and it's...
  • Romantic adventure to South Africa includes national park

    Romantic adventure to South Africa includes national park
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: Great Safaris has a good deal on its World's Greatest Romantic Adventure trip to South Africa. The 11-day tour is priced from $3,995 per...
  • Roundup: Cartoon event canceled, Marina's memoir, Leonard Nimoy art podcast

    Roundup: Cartoon event canceled, Marina's memoir, Leonard Nimoy art podcast
    A priceless Bernini fountain is damaged by soccer hooligans.... A cartooning conference canceled because of security threats.... A Mexico museum cancels a show by a controversial Austrian artist.... And reports that Joshua Tree National Park may have been...
  • Deep cleaning: Cave lovers help remove grime left by park tourists

    Deep cleaning: Cave lovers help remove grime left by park tourists
    Down here in the subterranean stillness, the beam from Paul Kemp's headlamp slices through the gloom like a lighthouse beacon — his tool to unearth evidence of the invaders who have long descended into this alien world. With the studied care of an...
  • Follow-up: More tales of the Prometheus tree and how it died

    Follow-up: More tales of the Prometheus tree and how it died
    On Friday, I had a front-page article on the story of Prometheus, the 5,000-year-old bristlecone that was chopped down in 1964 in the name of science — and whose memory was resurrected by Los Angeles artist Jeff Weiss. A number of readers wrote in...
  • Outdoors calendar

    Outdoors calendar
    March 1: The third King of the Glades Open Team Series qualifier on Lake Okeechobee out of Clewiston. Entry fee is $75 per team. Call Mike Lendl at 954-393-5596. March 1-April 30: Snook season in Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters,...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Outdoors notebook
    Saltwater seminar: The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center in Port St. Lucie. An expert panel will cover how and where to catch fish from Jupiter to Fort Pierce, as well as in the...
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2015. There are 308 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elba and headed back to France in a bid to regain power....