S P O N S O R E D L I N K S
Recent News, Headlines and Blogs about "Adventure Travel":
Talk Without Speaking
with some great camping up on the Squamish River with Jay, Kieran and Ryan River logging road - in a Budget-reservations-are-incompetant minivan, no
The Prince George's Post -- A Community Newspaper
Spending Time With the Democratic Women's Club
By Norma Jean Fazenbaker
During the last week in October, I spent three days in Ocean City with the United Democratic Women's Club at their convention for all the Maryland Districts. It is a lot of fun being with women who feel the same way about the Democratic party. We are all hoping that we can get our party members riled up for the next two elections so we can take back our state and our country. I am asking all of my readers who are good Democrats to make sure that you are registered and that you vote.
The Silver City Daily Press Sport in Action
"Discovery Weekends" are planned this spring and summer at several New Mexico state parks.
The programs "are geared for individuals and families who seek fun, adventure and education, along with the usual camping, fishing and boating," according to a news release.
It said the three-day events will feature "fun programs, tours, hikes and games presented by park rangers and professional interpreters."
"Participants can catch a butterfly, make an arrowhead, touch a snake's skin or meet a character from the past," said Christy Tafoya, state parks archaeologist.
The first event is set for May 30 to June 1 at Santa Rosa Lake State Park.
MotorHome Magazine : Short Stops
A self-guided boardwalk at Blue Spring State Park has a dual purpose. It provides an excellent land-based platform for watching manatees swim, sleep and rest while the younger calves cavort and play; these prehistoric throwbacks are fascinating to watch.
The boardwalk also takes visitors through a lush hammock to the Blue Spring itself. The same pristine beauty enjoyed by Florida's earliest residents still can be seen today.
Manatee-watching begins after the first winter cold snap, usually in late December. It peaks in mid-February in an average year and tapers off by the end of March.
McPherson Sentinel: News Column
"Camping" in the downtown area is a matter with which commissioners continue to wrestle. A draft of an ordinance prohibiting camping in city parking lots, and on certain public streets in the city, drawn up by City Attorney Phil Lacey was considered during a study session Monday.
The ordinance defines "camping" as occupying an automobile, truck or recreational vehicle as living quarters. It refers to parking a recreational vehicle on a street or in a municipal parking lot for three or more consecutive hours between the hours of 11:50 p.m. and 6 a.m., unless the vehicle is unoccupied the entire time it is parked.
Camping & Outdoor Tips
Lighting A Lantern
If you sometimes find it difficult to light a gasoline lantern, you're probably not following the instructions completely. The first step is "Fill tank." When you attempt to light the lantern on less than a full tank, it sputters and flames. Fill the tank every time you plan to light the lantern, and you will find the difficulties disappear.
Splitting a Large Log
To split a large log into firewood pieces, begin by paring pieces off the sides rather than attempting to split the log down the middle first.
Crow Wing State Park
But, I live in this world. Walking along a trail through the beautiful, mixed hardwood forest of Crow Wing, my approaching footfalls startled a smallish red squirrel. He darted away from me and scurried up an old oak. On a high branch, he tried to blend with his surroundings. He didn't twitch a muscle, hoping I wouldn't see him. Sunlight gave him away, backlighting his fuzzy red tail. Our eyes locked and I could feel his heart racing in fear. I wished that I could convey to the squirrel that I meant no harm, but centuries of genetic coding tell the squirrel that I am predator and he is prey and no amount of wishful thinking will change that.
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.
But the most common question we ourselves have had to field, and for which we are keeping a daily count (so far up to 42) is: "Where y'all headed?" The reply is met with a mixture of surprise and incredulity, and is frequently superseded by the phrase: "Are you crazy?" And yes, after eight days of non-stop cycling, numerous tins of tuna and weather as unpredictable as, well, the weather, we are indeed beginning to think that we are in fact out of our minds.
We didn't want to leave Seattle; the starting point of our epic journey, but you should always leave a place knowing you could stay there a few days longer.
Nick Beams reviews Keith Windschuttle's The Fabrication of Aboriginal History An assault on historical truth Part 1
This connection between the writing of history and contemporary social problems is illustrated by the so-called "History Wars" that have been fought out in Australia during the past decade. They have now reached a new peak of intensity with the recent publication of The Fabrication of Aboriginal History
by Keith Windschuttle.
While the form of the increasingly heated debate is a conflict over the nature and significance of the impact of British colonialism on Australia's indigenous population, its content is about contemporary society.
Mobridge Tribune Online People Section
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COOK OF THE WEEK: Former firefighter cooks
Jay Allen, a former firefighter and now vice president of operations for One World in Mobridge, chuckles when he admits fire has played quite a part in his cooking.
Lewis and Clark had greatest camping trip of all
The Lewis and Clark Expedition has been described as "the greatest camping trip of all time, a voyage of high adventure, an exercise in manifest destiny which carried the American flag overland to the Pacific."
Dr. Linde a hard act to follow
The crowd that jammed the Moose Lodge for Dr.
Yellowstone Net Campground Page
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE CAMPGROUNDS
Note: Click Here for Backcountry Camping Information
There are a total of twelve public campgrounds in Yellowstone.
The following five campgrounds each offer some services beyond the basics:
Bridge Bay Campground - open from mid-May to mid-September
Canyon Campground - open from early June to early September
Grant Village Campground - open from mid-June to early October
Madison Campground - open from early May to late October
Fishing Bridge RV Park - open from mid-May to mid-September
Showers and laundries are available at Canyon, Grant Village, and Fishing Bridge RV Park.