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National Parks

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  • Search for Marine's pregnant wife continues in Joshua Tree area

    Search for Marine's pregnant wife continues in Joshua Tree area
    An intensive search for a Marine's 19-year-old pregnant wife continued Thursday at Joshua Tree National Park, where about a dozen search and rescue volunteers were on the ground, assisted by a sheriff’s helicopter in the air, authorities said....
  • Course Source: Lincoln Park, Wawona

    The Sports Xchange By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Course Source: Lincoln Park, Wawona IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Lincoln Park Golf Course in San Francisco THE LAYOUT: Not only is this a classic course, where golf was first played in 1902, and a scenic...
  • National Park Service calls development plans a threat to Grand Canyon

    National Park Service calls development plans a threat to Grand Canyon
    At the rim of the Grand Canyon, busloads of Chinese tourists jostled on a recent day with twentysomething backpackers and an Amish family with rambunctious boys in suspenders and straw hats, all eager for a prime viewing spot. They gazed out on a...
  • Yellowstone grizzly bears are on the rebound and outbound

    At the age of 5 in Yellowstone National Park, I saw my first grizzly. With my family, I watched a mother and two cubs walk along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. The sighting was a highlight of our trip to America's oldest national park. It also helped...
  • Northampton County offers reward money for info on vandalism

    Defilers of shrubbery, spray-painters of stones and tearers of turf, beware. In Northampton County, there's a price on your head. A notice posted at the head of the Nor-Bath Trail in Allen Township seals your fate: A $500 reward goes to the man or...
  • Nepal: See Mt Everest from a helicopter, and do a little trekking too

    Nepal: See Mt Everest from a helicopter, and do a little trekking too
    Get a close-up view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks on a tour of Nepal that includes travel in a private helicopter. Participants take hops from capital city Kathmandu to see elephants in Chitwan National Park and mountain villages around Pokhara...
  • Game of drones: Hobbyists find different uses for unmanned aircraft

    Game of drones: Hobbyists find different uses for unmanned aircraft
    Forget traditional photos. Even cellphone videos are old-school. When tourist Dan Hoffman sought to chronicle his Fort Lauderdale vacation, he unpacked his drone. Hoffman, who works for a software company in Chicago, launched it off the beach on a...
  • The West of old, new and myth meet in Durango, Colo.

    The West of old, new and myth meet in Durango, Colo.
    Without railroads and mines, what would the American West be? Less populous, less prosperous, less polluted. And the town of Durango might not be anything at all. Durango, sporty and historic, stands 6,520 feet above sea level among the San Juan...
  • Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer

    Orchid loss in Md. mountains laid to deer
    For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor. But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear Point Reyes oyster farmer's case

    Supreme Court declines to hear Point Reyes oyster farmer's case
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of the oysterman who has waged a years-long fight to continue operating at Point Reyes National Seashore. The decision was the last chance for Kevin Lunny to undo the decision of the U.S. 9th...
  • For American Indians, Yosemite has a ruinous and bloody history

    Two little American Indian girls hid motionless in a cave, covered in brush as soldiers passed through Yosemite Valley. Older members of their Yosemite tribe made a quick escape up a steep, rocky canyon, and the girls were temporarily left behind, told...