Camping and Backpacking
Camping News from NewsTrove.com:
McPherson Sentinel: Legal Notices
"AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING CAMPING IN MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS AND ON CERTAIN PUBLIC STREETS IN THE CITY OF MCPHERSON, KANSAS."
The Daily Camera: Get Out!
"By Bette Erickson, For the Camera
November 29, 2003
If you're seeking an ideal getaway for a couple of hours with friends, or if you need a short but beautiful hike to enjoy alone, visit the Forgotten Valley area at Golden Gate State Park within easy reach of Boulder County.
The beauty of Forgotten Valley is that it's really not forgotten at all. The area offers an appealing double life: Its broad flat, multi-use trails are suitable for snowshoeing, biking, running, horseback riding, as well as some scenic and serene picnic and camping spots.
From the trailhead, begin your hike along the Burro Trail."
"Eagle Scout Will McCormick supplied Northside Baptist Church with poles and three flags to honor the church and America's veterans. (Photo by CHRIS HUFF/T&D)
By THOMAS BROWN, T&D Staff Writer
Fifteen-year-old Will McCormick is the 99th scout to join the honored aerie of Eagle Scouts from the Rotary Club Troop 45.
Supplying flags and flag poles to his church, Northside Baptist, McCormick chose a project steeped in honor.
"It was around the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, and I wanted to do something that would honor the veterans of America and Northside Baptist Church," he said."
Shopping frenzy begins
"With six family members armed with walkie-talkies, Shirley Kiyabu, 42, of Kaimuki, was like a general directing her day-after Thanksgiving shopping as though it were a special military operation.
"No, you're in charge of getting the baseball bag. The black one," said Kiyabu into her walkie talkie to a family member stalking the baseball equipment aisle as she held her position in the long check out line that snaked the entire length of the Sports Authority store on Ward Avenue.
It was 5:45 this morning, but Kiyabu, whose cart was loaded, had already hit K B Toys for the special $79.99 Game Boy and free Care Bear."
BLM closes sites along Walker River in Lyon County
"The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has closed 51 acres of a popular area along the Walker River to campers and vehicles in Lyon County's Wilson Canyon.
BLM acting field office manager Elayn Briggs said day-use activities such as fishing and hiking will still be allowed.
But the closure to camping and off-highway-vehicle use"right down along the river is necessary to prevent further soil erosion, loss of plants and direct impact to water quality,"Briggs said.
Camping and off-road use is still permitted outside the impacted stream zone, she said.
Briggs said the area was closed Nov."
Hiking News from RocketNews:
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."
Vows: Rita Starritt and Ted Shafer
When she gardens she does it in a bikini in her front yard. She is not traditional which is why she's so intoxicating said Terry Kelsey a friend. Three years ago she met Ted Shafer when mutual friends organized a weekend of hiking and bicycling in Breckenridge Colo. Mr. Shafer a vice president for sales at ASML a Dutch semiconductor systems maker is known for his compasslike sense of direction."
Chicken soup for the soul
Features HOME GARDEN VenturaCountyStar.com is proud to feature home and garden projects from HGTV. FOOD NETWORK VenturaCountyStar.com is proud to feature culinary articles from FoodTV.com. Chicken soup for the soul Hiking helps nature lover appreciate tenacious little girl November 29 2003 Doctors will tell you that a walk outside is good for your health."
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:
More recreation trails in store for Rogue River area
"ROGUE RIVER Plans are in the works to create at least three new nature and biking trails in western Jackson County."
Mammoth Cave plans changes
"Mammoth Cave National Park has several improvement projects planned for the next few months. Three churches in the park are receiving attention, the Park City-Chaumont Road will be attended to, the Mammoth Dome area will undergo some repairs and a trail project will be completed soon."
Father charged in girl's fatal stabbing
"Goosebumps rose on the woman's upper arms as she tightened her grip on her infant daughter and recounted what she knew of the bloody killing of a teenage girl in the home just across the street."
Utopia: Theme Park Or Not, Things Are Finally Happening
"For now, Preston's first selectman doesn't care if Utopia Studios has a dime to its name."
Camping News from RocketNews:
Wilderness Inquiry of Minneapolis will be offering trips in Florida and Hawaii that are also open to disabled participants meaning regardless of age physical or mental ability or wilderness experience. If support staff is required the company says it will provide it without additional cost to the traveler. The Florida tour is a six-day canoe trip in the 10 000 Islands region of the Everglades the Blackwater River and Gullivan Gator and Buttonwood bays."
BLM closes sites along Walker River in Lyon County
BLM acting field office manager Elayn Briggs said day-use activities such as fishing and hiking will still be allowed. But the closure to camping and off-highway-vehicle use right down along the river is necessary to prevent further soil erosion loss of plants and direct impact to water quality Briggs said. Camping and off-road use is still permitted outside the impacted stream zone she said."
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