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National Parks

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  • 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...
  • Deal: Free 'Winter Wonderlands' guide to snow play at 15 national parks

    Deal: Free 'Winter Wonderlands' guide to snow play at 15 national parks
    Winter at national parks generally is the slow season -- and the snow season. The National Parks Foundation offers a free "Winter Wonderlands" guide to inspire travelers to go ice fishing, stargazing, snowshoeing or skiing at 15 parks around the country....
  • This weekend, you can "park" it for free

    This weekend, you can "park" it for free
    Ever wanted to visit Historic Jamestowne, Assateague Island or any other local national park or wildlife refuge but balked at the entrance fee? Well, this weekend you can get in for free. Feb. 14-16 is one of those free access weekends for national...
  • As Obama arrives, remember the lessons of Pullman

    As Obama arrives, remember the lessons of Pullman
    Like the Petrified Forest National Park, the national monument that President Barack Obama will dedicate Thursday in Chicago is a place of arresting beauty. The back story of Pullman isn't pretty. The Far South Side neighborhood looks like a movie set...
  • Tweeting along the way, man close to completing 'world's hardest' climb

    Tweeting along the way, man close to completing 'world's hardest' climb
    Hands torn and bleeding, the second of two men attempting a grueling climb up a half-mile of sheer granite in California's Yosemite National Park cleared one of the ascent's most difficult stretches after days of failed attempts and waiting. Growing...
  • 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...
  • New park-finder website lets users search 11,000 California parks

    New park-finder website lets users search 11,000 California parks
    A new website allows you to search all California parklands, from the big national parks to local dog parks. The CaliParks website will help you plan your next adventure at 11,826 parks statewide and find what you're looking for in one place,...
  • Dog food recall is expanded

    Dog food recall is expanded
    Pet food maker J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso has expanded a recall of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks to include its Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks. Only the Chicken Tender Chunks were listed in the original recall in January. The...
  • Supporters applaud Obama move to make Pullman national monument

    Supporters applaud Obama move to make Pullman national monument
    Advocates of preserving the Pullman Historic District praised President Barack Obama's decision to designate the Far South Side district a national monument. House Democrat Robin Kelly, who represents the Pullman area, was "thrilled" at the news, her...
  • 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...