Camping and Backpacking
Camping News from NewsTrove.com:
PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY
"The Pan-American Highway is a network of interconnecting roads stretching some 22,500km, as the condor flies, from north of the Arctic Circle down to the tip of Chile through a vast range of landscapes and climates. With overland specialist Exodus (020 8675 5550; www.exodus.co.uk) you can cover the North and Central American section from Anchorage to Panama City in 16 weeks, or travel the entire journey from Anchorage to Ushuaia in 25 weeks (including a short flight from Panama to Quito)."
The Enterprise at SouthofBoston.com
"B-R official is injured in blaze
By Maria Papadopoulos, Enterprise staff writer
EASTON - An assistant principal at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, who was honored in 1985 for rescuing a fire victim, was burned Wednesday in a fire at his own home.
Steven Sarantopoulos, 59, suffered minor second-degree burns on his hands and first-degree burns on his face after he lit a match to a camping lantern to check if it worked, said Fire Capt. John Howard.
Firefighters responded to his two-story, single-family home at 7 Brentwood Drive at 5:14 p.m., Howard said."
UA Visiting Professor Collects Cabin Lore
"This time of year, Dale Mulfinger is likely to be found in a cozy cabin somewhere. Actually, he spends much of his time year-round in one cabin or another.
A Minnesota architect and currently member of the faculty at the University of Arkansas as the first E. Faye Jones Chair in architecture, Mulfinger is a "cabinologist"-- a term coined by a Minnesota disc jockey referring to Mulfinger's research specialty. Mulfinger travels the country on the back of his "cabinmobile," a touring motorcycle that allows him to carry his camera equipment and an overnight bag."
Rocky Mountain Front Visitors Guide
"Browse quiet stores, shop for antiques without pressure
From Depression-era glassware to bird-watching supplies, from leather gloves and lariet ropes to sweet-smelling candles and fresh flowers, from hardware to software, the shops of the Rocky Mountain Front communities offer a great shopping experience.
From Augusta to Dupuyer, the area small towns all include the basic grocery stores and service stations, but they also sport a variety of retail shops, stocking men's, women's and children's clothing, art, gifts, camping equipment, hardware and housewares, antiques, and all the essentials."
Rocky Mountain Front Visitors Guide
"Camping is a great Montana tradition and few places are as enjoyable for that activity as the campgrounds and wilds of the Rocky Mountain Front.
Most campgrounds in the Lewis and Clark National Forest open every year for Memorial Day weekend, and information on campgrounds is available from the Forest Service offices in Choteau, 406-466-5341, or in Augusta, 406-562-3247.
Individual campsites in the forest are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a 14-day stay limitation in place. The maximum stay limitation applies to dispersed campsites in the backcountry as well as in developed campgrounds."
Hiking News from RocketNews:
Dollar raises the bar
THE Australian dollar raised the bar further in trade today after New Zealand's central bank chose not to join its counterpart across the Tasman in hiking interest rates 150 further underlining Australia's widening yield advantage."
2 guys took giant steps to improve hiking trails
27 2003 12 00 AM I'm a reincarnated Egyptian says Paul Diefenderfer. I love moving big rocks. Diefenderfer runs the Phoenix Rock Gym in Tempe and has been an avid climber since he came to the Valley in 1973. Starting in 1975 soon after Echo Canyon Park opened he and his then-roommate Tim Bomaci rebuilt Camelback Mountain's rough trails."
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:
Outdoors Notebook: Firm shuts off lands to hunters
"Longview Fibre announced Wednesday it is closing to hunters and all public entry more than 2,000 acres of timber lands in eastern Clark County.   The closure is effective immediately, said Steve Hansen, manager of the company's Mid-Columbia Tree Farm."
News East meets West for tourism panel
"The east and west St. Tammany Tourist and Convention Commission visitors services teams have teamed up. That announcement was made recently by Executive Director Hyatt Hood who explained that the two groups are now "operating as one team.""
"Dec. 5-6 -- C.L. Karaoke, Stone Street Tavern, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 5 -- Wuzz Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 6 -- Sweet Cheater, 9 p.m. Dec. 5-6 -- Time Trax, 8:30 p.m."
Boat Parade of Lights a shining star
"The inclusion of the Boat Parade of Lights on the American Bus Association s list of top 100 events nationwide is expected to provide a $100,000 boost to the local economy, according to tourism officials."
Camping News from RocketNews:
U-K, France, Germany Agree On Iran N-Warning Resolution
The three powers reached the pact after Washington rejected a draft insisting that Tehran should be given a tough warning over past failures to declare all its nuclear activities. The final compromise was agreed after five days of talks. Now it is due to be discussed by governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA on Wednesday."
'Rings' fans in frenzy awaiting 'King'
16 at the Harkins Theatre at Arizona Mills. The theater still has tickets for the extended editions of The Fellowship of the Rings and The Two Towers in the weeks leading up to the Dec. 17 release of Return of the King . Fellowship runs Dec. 5-11 and Two Towers is Dec."
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