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Robert Carreras's Report on Moab Trails - A great resource for riders going to Moab
Special Note: Many return options exist when starting on the Onion Creek Trail. If you return the way you came in on Onion Creek Trail the ride is easy. Other return routes make the ride Challenging!
Go north on Hwy 191 and just outside of Moab turn right onto Hwy 128. Proceed on Hwy 128 along the Colorado River for approximately 18 miles of twisty pavement riding. Turn right and leave the pavement on Onion Creek Road (Fisher Valley Road). Onion Creek Road is easy to locate on your Moab East map!
Proceed along Onion Creek Road for approximately 10 miles through many small creek crossings on an improved dirt road.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald: News
An appeals court has overturned the trespassing conviction of a homeless man who camped regularly near the "Pine Trees" surfing beach in Kona.
In an opinion issued last week, the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals said District Judge Joseph P. Florendo Jr. was wrong to require Michael J. Kelly to prove he was camping on public lands rather than to make the prosecution prove he wasn't.
Kelly was charged with two misdemeanor counts of second - degree criminal trespass after police cited him Feb. 7 and March 8, 2002.
Lopez Island camping trip
The camping trip is on a beautiful, primitive peninsula at the south end of the island. You take the ferry from Anacortes to Lopez Island, and bike or drive the 10 miles to the campground. The last mile or so is on a dirt road. John Amsbaugh will provide detailed driving instructions. The map below gives the idea.
There is an outhouse and a large fire pit with some benches around it and a table. There is no fresh water besides what you bring, and there is no electric power. There is cleared land for camping. Lots of driftwood for the fireplace. If you forget something you can take a run to the store in Richardson.
Many veterans eligible for free fishing and hunting licenses and other recreational discounts
Many Ohio military veterans (and certain active members of the military) are eligible to receive free hunting and fishing licenses, free boat registrations and special recreational discounts at Ohio State Parks facilities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
"Ohio owes a great debt to her veterans," said Sam Speck, ODNR director. "Providing these benefits to our veterans who enjoy the outdoors is one way our state can show its gratitude for their service."
As the national Veterans Day observance approaches on Nov.
The Leader News Story
Bedding down with whatever comforts they can muster, Surrey's homeless are curling up in doorways and pitching tents in city parks, keeping warm with borrowed blankets and several layers of clothing, fashioning pillows out of balled-up jackets.
It's an increasingly common sight in Surrey. Reports indicate hundreds of people now call this city's sidewalks, parks and alleyways home.
A Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) analysis prepared last year indicated there are more homeless people sleeping on the streets in Surrey than anywhere else in the region - including Vancouver.
McPherson Sentinel: News Column
East Kansas Avenue and North Maxwell were shut down for more than an hour Thursday morning after a subcontractor boring for the traffic signal at Kansas and Maxwell hit a 2-inch gas line with an auger drill.
According to Brad Mahoney, chief inspector for Earles Engineering, the gas line had been relocated in preparation for the street reconstruction project, but it was not as deep as it needed to be to permit the installation of the signal light, the depth of which is mandated by federal law.
Vanuatu Quick Facts A-Z
Vanuatu Quick A-Z Guide
Vanuatu is a "Y"-shaped chain of 83 islands lying 2500km northeast of Sydney (Australia), 2000km north of Auckland (New Zealand), and 800km west of Nadi (Fiji). The total land mass is around 13,000 sq. km. The islands range in topography from towering volcanic cones to others covered in dense rainforest to yet others which are raised coral islands with wide beaches and deep natural harbours.
The people of Vanuatu, a name which means 'Land Eternal', are predominantly Melanesian.
Ray and Lois Beving to be honored this Sunday as Kiwanis Citizens of the Year
It's written indelibly in a county record book, and the blessings all began with his timely birth.
Beving was born in Wilkins County near the Red River Valley. He spent his youth in Wadena, Minn., and graduated from Bertha Hewitt High School. "From there, I went into the service in World War II." He entered the Army Air Force in September 1942 and served 39 months as a radar repair technician. "I was in the air transport command. We flew supplies from India over the Himalaya Mountains into China when the Burma Road was captured by the Japanese.
RETURN TO MOAB, 2039 AD REDUX
I don't know what made me do it. Some kind of grim, masochistic satisfaction,
I suppose. To prove to myself, at least, that it was as bad and weird
and crazy as I'd feared. That I hadn't been a lifelong cynic for no
damn reason at all. Now I know. Now I know that everything we'd feared
was here. And ahead of schedule.
I moved away from the United States in 2006 and relocated on a small
island chain in the South Pacific called Funafuti. I was a fool to go
there, however, and had already been warned. Global warming and rising
sea levels jeopardized the island atoll as far back as 1999.
Bear Creek Lake State Park: A 326-acre park with 55 drive-in campsites, two centrally located bath houses and utility hookups on 29 sites. Ask the rangers about campfire talks and children's programs. Grills at campsites. Located 4.5 miles from Cumberland Courthouse. From Route 60, go north on Route 622 and south on Route 629. 804-492-4410
Holliday Lake State Park: A 250-acre park with a 150-acre lake set within the Piedmont's rolling hills. There are 30 campsites, all with electricity, water and grill. There is a bathhouse and hot water within the campground. Boat launching and swimming are free to overnight campers.
Opinion piece #2
August 5, 2003
Dear Members of the Arcata Police Association,
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about my statements that were reported in the Arcata Eye. Please allow me to clarify the context in which they were made.
I was talking with the reporter about my visit to the "camp-in" site on South I that occurred several months ago.
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