Camping and Backpacking
Camping News from NewsTrove.com:
CRM News: Companies Strive to Inspire Loyalty Among their Customers
"Rene Cronquist never cared about cars. In fact, she cared so little that she used to drive a 1985 Dodge Omni, a vehicle that only another 1985 Dodge Omni could love.
But now Cronquist adores her car so much that she actually joined a car club. What happened?
She bought a Mini. And in doing so, she climbed to the top of the consumer loyalty ladder.
It's a change of heart that every maker and marketer of a product is longing to inspire -- because in today's business world, competition is so tough that if consumers don't love you, they might leave you.
The Loyalty Club
"The idea of joining a car club, I was like, 'Are you crazy?"
CourierPress: Local News
"Indiana Department of Natural Resources Director John Goss said the seven properties received the fewest campers, but are still nice areas.
"The hidden jewels are great properties, just less well-known," Goss told The Indianapolis Star for a Thursday story.
For example, he said Starve Hollow, on a lake in Southern Indiana's Jackson County, is beautiful "but most people have not tried it before."
Next year, weekend and holiday rates will remain unchanged, although the state is returning to the policy of charging sales tax so some fees will appear to go up $1 next year.
Midweek discounts range from $2 to $7 per night."
Book review: Outdoor etiquette explored
"BACKPACKER - LEAVE NO TRACE: A GUIDE TO THE NEW WILDERNESS ETIQUETTE, by Annette McGivney, The Mountaineer Books; 292 pages, $11.95.
One of the challenges of going into the wilderness is leaving no trace of your visit. This second edition book (revised from 1998) provides plenty of practical advice on how to do just that.
Everything from campfires to cryptobiotic soil to toilet paper can affect the environment, and sometimes for the worse. For example, as recently as 25 years ago fire rings and litter at campsites were considered acceptable practices."
Northwest Indiana News: nwitimes.com - Features
"INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- After two years of fee hikes, campers heading into the great outdoors at Indiana's state parks will get a break next year.
State officials say there will be no fee increases in 2004. Instead, campers will be offered discounts by camping Sunday through Wednesday or by visiting seven little-used campgrounds in the state park system.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources Director John Goss said the seven properties received the fewest campers, but are still nice areas.
"The hidden jewels are great properties, just less well-known," Goss told The Indianapolis Star for a Thursday story."
Tri-State area offers a camping cornucopia
area offers a camping cornucopia
SAVAGE - The Herald-Dispatch
week I covered some basic camping essentials. Now that you
know what to take, I'll discuss where to go.
Tri-State offers many fine opportunities. Where you should
go depends on what you want to do when you get there.
area campgrounds have the same basic amenities: bathhouses,
a general store, hiking and biking trails, a lake or pool
for boating, fishing and swimming, and seasonal nature and
children's programs. Many have basketball and tennis courts
and golf courses."
Hiking News from RocketNews:
Act will protect Hudson Valley land
WOW AD Get the Times Union Subscribe to get today's news at home every morning. The bill provides 100 million over 10 years for land conservation along the Hudson River corridor called the Highlands which is primarily in Orange and Dutchess counties. Senate action still is required before the act passes but signs are encouraging that will happen according to the Appalachian Mountain Club the hiking-based organization foremost in promoting the act."
Hike Of The Week: An easy stroll through history and nature
By KAREN SYKES SPECIAL TO THE POST-INTELLIGENCER Holidays provide a good opportunity to explore county parks such as 360-acre Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood situated just south of Tacoma. Hikers of all ages and abilities will enjoy exploring these trails that link meadows a lake historical structures and forest. Karen Sykes Special to the Post-Intelligencer Hikers pause for a snack at Lake Waughop in Fort Steilacoom Park."
Missing out-of-state hiker found dead in Sedona area
The body of a New Hampshire man missing for more than two weeks was recovered yesterday in the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness Area outside Sedona. Michael Ijams 45 of Salem N.H."
National Parks News from RocketNews.com:
deseretnews.com | Cathedral Valley Capitol Reef's spectacular northern badlands
CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK Just under 200 years ago trappers and other trailblazers pushing into the American West began traversing bleak torturous landscapes mostly barren of vegetation and browse. They called these places badlands. Nowadays often as not we call them national parks. The Temple of the Sun center dwarfs the Temple of the Moon left back."
Alabama: MLK home now open to tourists - Nov. 24, 2003
MONTGOMERY Alabama AP The home where Martin Luther King changed from Montgomery pastor to national civil rights leader has been restored to its 1950s appearance providing another tourist site in a city that describes itself as the Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement. The white woodframe house near downtown was the parsonage for Dexter Avenue Baptist Church for nearly 80 years but King was its most famous resident rising to national prominence after black seamstress Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man."
National Parks News from AllTheWeb.com:
Thanksgiving Travel Up for Both Auto and Air AAA Urges Travelers To Allow Extra Time
"Traditionally, Thanksgiving marks the start of winter holiday travel and this year shows a strong beginning to the season. AAA projects that 36 million Americans will take a trip of 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving weekend holiday."
Sterling to host international show
"Sterling has outbid major cities like Fort Worth, Texas, and Indianapolis, and won the right to host a national"
National Parks News from News.Google.com:
Rhino project may be reviewed
"New Straits Times, Malaysia
"The ministry will get experts from the Wildlife (and National Parks) Department
to discuss the future of the rhino breeding programme should we decide to get ...
Saving Congo, One Woman at a Time
... The environment, including once-extraordinary national parks, and their wildlife
have been decimated by marauders, including sometimes the desperately hungry. ...
Japan and Russia Turn to Nature to Bridge Vast Chasm in the Sea
"New York Times
23 Cranes, eagles and puffins have no trouble crossing a 20-mile-wide finger of
the Sea of Okhotsk that separates two national parks, one Russian and one ...
National Forest News from NewsTrove.com:
Handling of forest under full attack
"November 24 2003Country News
The Victorian and NSW governments should immediately address the current mismanagement of the Barmah-Millewa Forest, according to the Victorian and NSW National Parks associations.
The associations said the forest had recently been described as an "icon site" by the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council and as one of the six Murray River icon sites in most need of urgent attention by Federal Environment Minister David Kemp."
"IT is a general phenomenon that subsidies and taxes are two key policy instruments that governments all over the world use to modify market outcomes. However, there is basic difference between taxes and subsidies. Taxes draw while subsidies inject money into expenditure stream. Though subsidies promote growth by increasing level of critical inputs like health, education and infrastructure, subsidies can also hinder growth by drawing away resources from more productive use and by causing allocation distortions."
"Editor's note: The following is the Thanksgiving proclamation President Kennedy made Nov. 5, 1963, which was read in many churches Thanksgiving Day on the urging of Kennedy's successor, Lyndon Johnson, two days after the nation buried its fallen leader.
Over three centuries ago our forefathers in Virginia and in Massachusetts far from home in a lonely wilderness set aside a time for thanksgiving. On the appointed day, they gave reverent thanks for their safety, for the health of their children, for the fertility of their fields, for the laws which bound them together and for the faith which united them under God."
Backpacking Alaska News from News.Google.com:
"Rifle Shooter Magazine - Nov 26, 2003
... I would also choose a .450 for prowling around the alder thickets of coastal Alaska. ... a
hunter might want a mountain rifle in a light caliber for backpacking ...
VW seeks all Bug lovers for photo shoot tomorrow
"Aspen Times, CO - Nov 18, 2003
... and Angela Gardner are the recipients of this particular adventure, after Essrog
wrote an essay about climbing glaciers in Switzerland, backpacking in Alaska, ...
"Brookline TAB, MA - Nov 12, 2003
... Range Backpacking and River course with the National Outdoor Leadership School,
Lander, Wyo., last summer. This expedition style course explored Alaska's ...
Campground News from News.AlltheWeb.com:
Atlas 2AS poised to loft classified cargo
"11/28/03 After taking a short time-out for turkey, crews now will spend the remainder of the long holiday weekend gearing up for the West Coast's final Atlas 2AS rocket launch."
YOU-cut : You AND the mice can find the perfect Christmas tree
"If Audra Schumacher had it to do over again, she might consider recruiting a herd of cats and putting them on tree patrol.   Schumacher and her husband, Dan, decided 11 years ago to plant Christmas trees on their Battle Ground property as a potential income supplement."
Tourism panel doles out grant money
"SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Tourism Commission has tapped two out of seven grant applicants to receive money allocated for disbursal from the state Special Revenue Fund."
Online from Westerly, Rhode Island
"WESTERLY - On any given day during the fall and winter months, long after the summer tourists have left the beaches, area motel rooms fill up with homeless families."
Camping News from RocketNews:
Violence in Hanagal
Trouble ensued after some people attacked a shop in the morning. When shopowner M.K. Huded protested he was roughed up. Soon angry supporters of Huded started looting shops. The taluk magistrate has clamped prohibitory orders in the town for three days till Friday evening. B. Srikantappa SP is camping at Hanagal."
Senior IPS officer grilled by CBI
The questions were prepared and sought by the Delhi counterparts of the CBI team camping in Lucknow . Sources also confirmed that the officer had expressed his preference for being questioned in Delhi and not in Lucknow to avoid media glare. The nature of queries made from the officer were not known."
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