Camping and Backpacking
Camping News from NewsTrove.com:
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Giant sambos from southern stones
ALL three of us lay spreadeagled on the rock, too exhausted to move a muscle. The fish, my mate Anthony Eyre and me. You know you have just landed a good fish when that happens. It was a little like the final battle in Rocky II when whoever could claim their feet in the dying seconds would win the bout. The kingie was too spent to even breathe and Anthony was faring little better. I could barely lift my head, but somehow we found enough energy to drag the huge fish to a safe level higher up the rock. Once there we claimed victory over the jumbo samson. Estimated weight: 40 kilos."
Back Country Llama Trek
"A guided walking & camping trip in some of West Virginia's most beautiful country. A great way to really get away from it all (we may not see another person over the course of the trip) in some great backcountry and wilderness, with a most congenial guide. Gentle, personable llamas carry gear and food, all camping gear and meals provided at your riverside camp. Evening campfires. We camp on one of the state's premier trout streams, so let us know if you'd like to fish - you provide your own gear and purchase a temp fishing licence. Typically, this is a three-day trip, but options for two or four days."
Grand Canyon, New Hance Trail backpacking adventure
"On day 1 we hike down the little used "New" Hance Trail into Red Canyon, we spend the first two nights in this unusual geologic area, camping in Red Canyon and then by the Colorado River. This canyon's lower elevations are predominately Hakatai Shale, undoubtedly the most brilliant red of any formation in the canyon. On the third day we hike west from the beginning of the Tonto Trail at the river. This is the eastern beginning of the Granite Gorge. We camp the third night in Hance Creek. On the last day we climb Horseshoe Mesa to see the mining ruins and, if time allows, Cave of the Domes before following the Grandview Trail to the Rim."
BWCA, Quetico, Winter Wilderness Travel, Leave No Trace Ethics
"Winter is an exciting time to travel and camp in the Canoe Country. Not only is visitor use very low, the lakes and rivers become accessible by cross country ski, snowshoe, and dog sled. The landscape becomes blanketed in a layer of snow, transforming the wilderness into a winter wonderland. It is also a time of year that travelers need to practice "Leave No Trace" principles to minimize our impact on the land.
Winter wilderness travel has little in common with skiing groomed trails. Weather conditions can change drastically in a very short period of time."
Looking back at summer camp
"The days are lengthening, the leaves turning colour and falling. Summer camp seems a long time ago. Yet for hundreds of kids and their counsellors and leaders, camp remains a vivid memory. It’s a good time to look back, with gratitude, for God’s blessings through the camping ministries of Mennonite Brethren churches in Canada.
In many ways, camping is similar across the country. It has become more sophisticated, is often run using business models, and must be endlessly inventive. (As, for example, in introducing rocketry at Redberry this year, which was “a blast!” according to director Wendell Andres."
Hiking News from RocketNews:
Scrapping credits not same as hiking taxes: Sorbara
Times serif size 3 color 000000 Scrapping tax credits is not the same as hiking taxes Ontario's finance minister said today. As a result the new Liberal government would not be breaking the Taxpayer Protection Act if it moved to get rid of some of the myriad credits brought in as business incentives by the previous Conservative regime and counted as tax cuts."
Conference outlines successes, challenges in de-mining work victims complain that state has neglected them
According to Aoun 2 127 people have been killed by land mines and 1 719 injured. The survey gives considerable detail about the victims such as their financial and social status and their demands. 8220 The majority of land-mine accidents occurred while the victims were working in agriculture or hiking 8221 Aoun said."
Winter with its many holidays and opportunities for festive entertainment and outdoor sports is an attractive time to explore Bulgaria especially places where you can forget the hectic and noisy city. Villa Stresov in Borovets is known as the finest home away from home in Bulgaria and is one of the top choices for discerning travellers."
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:
Twelve National Parks Go Online With ReserveAmerica and the NRRS(TM)
"LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ReserveAmerica ( http://www.reserveamerica.com/ ), a leading access point for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, and the NRRS(TM) (National Recreation Reservation Service), today announced the launch of twelve National Parks to the centralized Federal reservation service."
Published in the Asbury Park Press 12/02/03
"Huddled outside a stone wall covered with orange ivy near Los Olivos, Calif., Maria Calzada and Candace Browne have spent two shivering hours peering through the bars of the gate for any sign of the property's famous occupant."
First-day deer kill more than 50 higher than 2002
"COSHOCTON -- Unofficial numbers from the first day of the 2003 deer gun season indicate yet another rise in the total number bagged across Coshocton County."
Renovation of state park stops
"The $3.2 million renovation of Morro Bay State Park was halted Monday for at least a couple of days, following a request by the state Coastal Commission for a meeting with state park officials and city leaders."
Camping News from RocketNews:
Outdoors retailer REI to open store on South Side
The store facing the Monongahela River will sell climbing skiing camping biking and kayaking gear on a site once occupied by LTV Steel. Soffer is transforming the shuttered mill into a collection of office buildings apartments and retail space with a Cheesecake Factory restaurant and a 10-screen movie theater on the way."
The Civic Pulse
By 12 02 2003 Camp Fire members honored nationally Suz Welch executive director of Camp Fire USA Heart of the Hawkeye Council and Kathleen Doherty a Camp Fire member since kindergarten were honored at the National Camp Fire USA Convention last month."
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