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Kelowna Capital News
Then & Now: Sporting goods store spans four decadesThe Gasser family is retiring after operating A.G. Outdoor Superstore in Rutlan
Then & Now: Sporting goods store spans four decades
Kelowna Capital News / Posted an hour ago
The Gasser family is retiring after operating A.G. Outdoor Superstore in Rutland for more than four decades. A constant stream of new products, an emphasis on Canadian-made inventory, and a strong understanding of the market has allowed A.G. Outdoor... Read more
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BC Local News
Then & Now: Sporting goods store spans four decadesThe Gasser family is retiring after operating A.G. Outdoor Superstore in Rutlan
Then & Now: Sporting goods store spans four decades
BC Local News / Posted an hour ago
The Gasser family is retiring after operating A.G. Outdoor Superstore in Rutland for more than four decades. A constant stream of new products, an emphasis on Canadian-made inventory, and a strong understanding of the market has allowed A.G. Outdoor... Read more
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Mount Shasta Area Newspapers
Falcon guide by local author explores hiking in Mount Shasta region Posted Sep. 2, 2015 at 10:56 AM Ancestral roots in California’s National Par
Falcon guide by local author explores hiking in Mount Shasta region
Mount Shasta Area Newspapers / Posted 5 hours ago
Posted Sep. 2, 2015 at 10:56 AM Ancestral roots in California’s National Parks and a lifetime of experience hiking and backpacking come together in a debut guide book by Mount... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Claire Henley: Adventures West (Final Thoughts Before A New Start)(Editor's Note: Chattanoogan Claire Henley started an adventure of a lifetime o
Claire Henley: Adventures West (Final Thoughts Before A New Start)
The Chattanoogan / Posted 10 hours ago
(Editor's Note: Chattanoogan Claire Henley started an adventure of a lifetime on the remote Pacific Crest Trail in April. Along the way, she had many adventures and found herself a husband named Big Spoon). “One of the things I know about writing is... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Hiker lost 9 days in California wilderness with broken bones says she regrets leaving groupFRESNO, Calif. - A hiker missing for nine days in California's Sierra Nevada wi
Hiker lost 9 days in California wilderness with broken bones says she regrets leaving group
Brandon Sun / Posted yesterday
FRESNO, Calif. - A hiker missing for nine days in California's Sierra Nevada with broken legs and forced to endure freezing temperatures at night said Tuesday that she regretted her decision to leave her group of backpackers. Miyuki Harwood released... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Botanical Garden gets new executive directorThe Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum has a new executive director, the
Botanical Garden gets new executive director
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted yesterday
The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum has a new executive director, the latest in a string of changes for the historic site. Jim Richards started his new position on Aug. 31. "Jim's business, horticultural and civic background makes him a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Woman survives 9 days in Sierra Nevadas by crawling on broken leg, drinking creek waterMiyuki Harwood, a slightly built computer systems analyst, survived for more th
Woman survives 9 days in Sierra Nevadas by crawling on broken leg, drinking creek water
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
Miyuki Harwood, a slightly built computer systems analyst, survived for more than a week in the rugged California mountain range without any food. Photo / Getty Images When rescue workers finally spotted Miyuki Harwood on Sunday, she was clinging to... Read more
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Denver Post
Lost hiker survives nine days in California with broken legWhen rescue workers finally spotted Miyuki Harwood on Saturday, she was clingin
Lost hiker survives nine days in California with broken leg
Denver Post / Posted yesterday
When rescue workers finally spotted Miyuki Harwood on Saturday, she was clinging to life at the bottom of a rocky ravine. It had been nine days since the 62-year-old hiker had gone missing, and it seemed like a miracle that she was still alive. "She... Read more
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The Chilliwack Progress
Column: Dreams of a trail network above ChilliwackAs the dog days of summer descend upon us, it seems time to take stock of all t
Column: Dreams of a trail network above Chilliwack
The Chilliwack Progress / Posted 2 days ago
As the dog days of summer descend upon us, it seems time to take stock of all that was accomplished this summer. I look back on days at the lake, hiking objectives that I have finally ticked off of my list, and afternoons spent paddling on the Vedder... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Charlie Finlayson: Idaho Boy Scout saves dad trapped by boulder(KTVB/NBC) A 13-year-old Boy Scout in Idaho had to put his survival skills to t
Charlie Finlayson: Idaho Boy Scout saves dad trapped by boulder
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 2 days ago
(KTVB/NBC) A 13-year-old Boy Scout in Idaho had to put his survival skills to the test this month after a scary situation in the wilderness. Charlie Wilstead Finlayson just started 8th grade at Eagle Middle School and loves the wilderness. The teen... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Scout Saves Dad Crushed By Boulder
Updated: 08/30/2015 8:37 PM | Created: 08/30/2015 8:33 PM By: NBC News (KTVB)
Scout Saves Dad Crushed By Boulder
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 2 days ago
Updated: 08/30/2015 8:37 PM | Created: 08/30/2015 8:33 PM By: NBC News (KTVB) Charlie Wilstead Finlayson just started 8th grade at Idaho's Eagle Middle School. The 13-year-old is a Boy Scout and loves the wilderness. Last week, his survival skills... Read more
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TribLIVE
Outdoors notices: Aug. 31, 2015• Forbes State Forest will have a free, leisurely 3 1⁄2-mile hike to the Beam R
Outdoors notices: Aug. 31, 2015
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
• Forbes State Forest will have a free, leisurely 3 1⁄2-mile hike to the Beam Rocks overlook in Westmoreland County at 10 a.m. Sept. 19. Preregister by calling 724-238-1200 or emailing rachristie@pa.gov. • Venture Outdoors will lead a summer tree... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
A soldier changes gender: From Edward to Jennifer, with stops in Gitmo, Iraq and Afghanistan [video]Edward Long was a career Army National Guardsman, a fiery sergeant major who gu
A soldier changes gender: From Edward to Jennifer, with stops in Gitmo, Iraq and Afghanistan [video]
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 3 days ago
Edward Long was a career Army National Guardsman, a fiery sergeant major who guarded suspected terrorists in overseas prisons and guided young soldiers through brutal 12-hour days in some of the most dangerous places on Earth. A model commander,... Read more
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The Oakland Press
BEUKEMA: Mittenwald is truly a sight to seeMITTENWALD, BAVAIRA, GERMANY >> This small village nestled in a valley has been
BEUKEMA: Mittenwald is truly a sight to see
The Oakland Press / Posted 4 days ago
MITTENWALD, BAVAIRA, GERMANY >> This small village nestled in a valley has been known for violin making since the 1700’s. Mountains that make up a portion of the Alps surround it. Mittenwald is near Innsbruck, Austria, where the Winter Olympics was... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Boy, 13, keeps father alive after he's badly hurt by falling boulderDavid Finlayson has his 13-year-old son to thank as he recovers at home today a
Boy, 13, keeps father alive after he's badly hurt by falling boulder
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 4 days ago
David Finlayson has his 13-year-old son to thank as he recovers at home today after being struck by a refrigerator-size boulder during a camping trip. Finlayson, 52, and his son Charlie were backpacking and climbing near Ship Island Lake in a part... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Hero son treks 13 miles to save dad injured by falling boulderA teen who saw his dad break his back, arm and ankle in a rock climbing acciden
Hero son treks 13 miles to save dad injured by falling boulder
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
A teen who saw his dad break his back, arm and ankle in a rock climbing accident kept his old man alive in the wilderness before trekking 13 miles to find help. David Finlayson, 52, was on a two-week backpacking holiday in the remote River of No... Read more
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Rappler
Visit these 10 magical, beautiful lagoons in the PhilippinesMAGIC AND BEAUTY. There is magic in lagoons’ stillness and natural beauty, like
Visit these 10 magical, beautiful lagoons in the Philippines
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
MAGIC AND BEAUTY. There is magic in lagoons’ stillness and natural beauty, like at the Big Lagoon in El Nido, Palawan, shown here. All photos taken by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified There is something magical about lagoons. From a... Read more
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WTHR Indianapolis
Idaho teen saves father hit by falling boulderCharlie Wilstead Finlayson just started 8th grade at Idaho's Eagle Middle Schoo
Idaho teen saves father hit by falling boulder
WTHR Indianapolis / Posted 5 days ago
Charlie Wilstead Finlayson just started 8th grade at Idaho's Eagle Middle School. The 13-year-old is a Boy Scout and loves the wilderness. Last week, his survival skills were put to the test after a scary situation in the wilderness. The teen was... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Teenage boy keeps father, hit and injured by falling boulder,...Charlie Finlayson, 13, is Idaho’s newest hero. On August 17, the young teenage
Teenage boy keeps father, hit and injured by falling boulder,...
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 5 days ago
Charlie Finlayson, 13, is Idaho’s newest hero. On August 17, the young teenager and his father went backpacking near Ship Island Lake in Idaho in an area known as “River of No Return Wilderness.” During their trek, a boulder came loose and tumbled... Read more
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Daily Mail
Bison gores man working on California's Catalina IslandConservationist gored by bison played dead to escape further injury during atta
Bison gores man working on California's Catalina Island
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Conservationist gored by bison played dead to escape further injury during attack on California's Catalina Island Christopher Baker, 43, was left bleeding on the ground when he decided to play dead after being gored by a bison on Wednesday... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Teenage boy keeps father, hit and injured by falling boulder,...Charlie Finlayson, 13, is Idaho’s newest hero. On August 17, the young teenage
Teenage boy keeps father, hit and injured by falling boulder,...
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 5 days ago
Charlie Finlayson, 13, is Idaho’s newest hero. On August 17, the young teenager and his father went backpacking near Ship Island Lake in Idaho in an area known as “River of No Return Wilderness.” During their trek, a boulder came loose and tumbled... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Teenage boy keeps father, hit and injured by falling boulder,...Charlie Finlayson, 13, is Idaho’s newest hero. On August 17, the young teenage
Teenage boy keeps father, hit and injured by falling boulder,...
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 5 days ago
Charlie Finlayson, 13, is Idaho’s newest hero. On August 17, the young teenager and his father went backpacking near Ship Island Lake in Idaho in an area known as “River of No Return Wilderness.” During their trek, a boulder came loose and tumbled... Read more
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Newser
His Dad Was Hit by a Fridge-Sized Boulder in the Wilderness. His 13-Old Son Was His Savior– David Finlayson recalls packing frozen breast milk while taking his infant so
His Dad Was Hit by a Fridge-Sized Boulder in the Wilderness. His 13-Old Son Was His Savior
Newser / Posted 5 days ago
– David Finlayson recalls packing frozen breast milk while taking his infant son into the great outdoors. In the years since, he and now 13-year-old Charlie have explored the jungles of Panama and the heights of Rainier. And the teen has apparently... Read more
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WTHR Indianapolis
Idaho Boy Scout saves dad from falling boulderCharlie Wilstead Finlayson just started 8th grade at Idaho's Eagle Middle Schoo
Idaho Boy Scout saves dad from falling boulder
WTHR Indianapolis / Posted 5 days ago
Charlie Wilstead Finlayson just started 8th grade at Idaho's Eagle Middle School. The 13-year-old is a Boy Scout and loves the wilderness. Last week, his survival skills were put to the test after a scary situation in the wilderness. The teen was... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Boy Scout saves injured father's life, hikes 13 miles for helpAn Idaho Boy Scout is credited with saving his father's life. The two were hik
Boy Scout saves injured father's life, hikes 13 miles for help
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 5 days ago
An Idaho Boy Scout is credited with saving his father's life. The two were hiking in a remote area of Idaho when the father was badly injured in an accident. That's when the young scout used his training to save his dad. Stories of the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Boy saves dad's life after he was hit by a refrigerator-sized boulderBoy, 13, helps save his father's life after he was knocked down 30 feet by a re
Boy saves dad's life after he was hit by a refrigerator-sized boulder
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Boy, 13, helps save his father's life after he was knocked down 30 feet by a refrigerator-sized boulder while rock climbing Charlie Wilstead Finlayson and David Finlayson, 52, were on a two-week backpacking trip in Cascade, Idaho, when the accident... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Shrimp are big business for this globe-trotting CanuckIf that sounds low-key, Gulkin’s aspirations are anything but. He already has c
Shrimp are big business for this globe-trotting Canuck
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
If that sounds low-key, Gulkin’s aspirations are anything but. He already has created a frozen seafood-trading empire, with eight offices in six Asian countries. And aquaculture is rising as an important source of global food production, as growth in... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Exhibition at Percy HouseA Loweswater artist will display a selection of his pen and ink pictures at Per
Exhibition at Percy House
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 5 days ago
A Loweswater artist will display a selection of his pen and ink pictures at Percy House Gallery in Cockermouth next week. Bob Askew's exhibition runs from next Friday until September 30. Bob, 51, who was brought up in Blackpool, developed an... Read more
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ABC News
Life-Saving HikeYour look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning. 1.
Life-Saving Hike
ABC News / Posted 5 days ago
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning. 1. Boy, 13, Keeps Father Alive After He's Badly Hurt by Falling Boulder Finlayson, 52, and his son Charlie were backpacking and climbing near Ship Island Lake in a part of... Read more
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Eureka Times-Standard
Mad River Old Crows group thanks supportersIt is wonderful to know we live in a community where people step up when needed
Mad River Old Crows group thanks supporters
Eureka Times-Standard / Posted 5 days ago
It is wonderful to know we live in a community where people step up when needed. Mad River Old Crows, a men’s service group in Blue Lake, would like to thank those who helped us with our recent fundraiser. During a backpacking trip to Russian Lake... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Troop 70 recruiting for new seasonNew Canaan’s Boy Scout Troop 70 will hold its traditional kickoff picnic from 3
Troop 70 recruiting for new season
The New Canaan News / Posted 5 days ago
New Canaan’s Boy Scout Troop 70 will hold its traditional kickoff picnic from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Waveny Park. In the event of rain, the event will be held at the same time Aug. 30. Troop members and guests are to gather around... Read more
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News.com.au
‘The best piece of travel advice I’ve ever received’TRAVEL is one of the most meaningful ways to enjoy your free time. If you’re t
‘The best piece of travel advice I’ve ever received’
News.com.au / Posted 5 days ago
TRAVEL is one of the most meaningful ways to enjoy your free time. If you’re travelling with kids, it’s the opportunity to raise children who are globally aware. If you’re travelling solo, it’s a chance to find yourself. And if you’re travelling as... Read more
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ABC News
Boy, 13, Aids Father After Boulder Falls on HimDavid Finlayson has his 13-year-old son to thank as he recovers at home today a
Boy, 13, Aids Father After Boulder Falls on Him
ABC News / Posted 5 days ago
David Finlayson has his 13-year-old son to thank as he recovers at home today after being struck by a refrigerator-size boulder during a camping trip. Finlayson, 52, and his son Charlie were backpacking and climbing near Ship Island Lake in a part... Read more
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Daily Mail
One single mother says parenting alone isn't as hard as people thinkSingle mother, 32, slams 'society's expectation' that good parents have to be '
One single mother says parenting alone isn't as hard as people think
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Single mother, 32, slams 'society's expectation' that good parents have to be 'shut-ins' - as she admits caring for her four-month-old is far easier than she expected Anna Davies, 32, has a four-month-old daughter named Lucy; the child's father is... Read more
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Leominster Champion
CALENDARThe Sterling Farmers Market is held every Friday from 3-6:30 p.m. at 1 Park St.
CALENDAR
Leominster Champion / Posted 6 days ago
The Sterling Farmers Market is held every Friday from 3-6:30 p.m. at 1 Park St. (in front of the Butterick Building) in downtown Sterling. Live music from Daniel and Faith Senie, free face painting and crafts for the kiddos, local business sponsors... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Hike along Astoria River TrailThere are few things I find more terrifying than the thought of running into a
Hike along Astoria River Trail
Calgary Sun / Posted 6 days ago
There are few things I find more terrifying than the thought of running into a grizzly bear in the wild. Whenever I'm hiking through areas the bears are known to frequent, my mind races into overdrive, thinking I'll be torn apart around every turn by... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Backpacking across timeTwo years ago, in a typhoon of mixed emotion, I left all I knew and moved clear
Backpacking across time
The Daily Californian / Posted 6 days ago
Two years ago, in a typhoon of mixed emotion, I left all I knew and moved clear across the Pacific Ocean to pursue my college education. When I first got to Berkeley, backpack and overstuffed luggage in tow, I was overwhelmed by the excess of the... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Snapp Shots: Disabled recreational group's fundraiser coming upEight years ago, Cynthia Noonan was happily living an active life filled with b
Snapp Shots: Disabled recreational group's fundraiser coming up
Oakland Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
Eight years ago, Cynthia Noonan was happily living an active life filled with biking, backpacking and yoga. Then, totally out of the blue, she was struck down by transverse myelitis, a rare inflammatory disease that made her immune system attack her... Read more
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KVAL Eugene
Skydiving: 'It’s not as scary as you think'CRESWELL, Ore. - I consider myself a pretty adventurous person. If you ask, “H
Skydiving: 'It’s not as scary as you think'
KVAL Eugene / Posted 7 days ago
CRESWELL, Ore. - I consider myself a pretty adventurous person. If you ask, “Hey Katie, we’re going on a 20-mile overnight, backpacking trip through the wilderness, you coming?” Hey, you bet! So the idea of skydiving has always been on my bucket... Read more
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Canon City Daily Record
Weed Tour: Statewide group visits Fremont CountyStatewide group tours Fremont County Fremont County hosted this summer's annua
Weed Tour: Statewide group visits Fremont County
Canon City Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
Statewide group tours Fremont County Fremont County hosted this summer's annual weed tour by the Colorado Department of Agriculture's Noxious Weed Advisory Committee on Aug. 21. Fremont County Commission Chairman Ed Norden is a member of the... Read more
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Philly.com
The Parent Trip: Rachel and Billy Linstead Goldsmith of Point BreezeDuring Rachel's last year of high school, she sent care packages to Billy, then
The Parent Trip: Rachel and Billy Linstead Goldsmith of Point Breeze
Philly.com / Posted 7 days ago
During Rachel's last year of high school, she sent care packages to Billy, then in college at the University of Florida - cookies she cut with alphabet cutters and arranged into messages that inevitably crumbled and got garbled in the mail. But the... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Hamlet review – Benedict Cumberbatch is imprisoned by a dismal productionAfter all the hype and hysteria, the event itself comes as an anticlimax. My in
Hamlet review – Benedict Cumberbatch is imprisoned by a dismal production
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 8 days ago
After all the hype and hysteria, the event itself comes as an anticlimax. My initial impression is that Benedict Cumberbatch is a good, personable Hamlet with a strong line in self-deflating irony, but that he is trapped inside an intellectual ragbag... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Wednesday, August 26, 2015Your morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. Pic by @
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 8 days ago
Your morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. Pic by @inventivephotography: "Glen innes in autumn." ►TAMWORTH: The man charged over the Tamworth street-fight murder of one of his associates will remain behind bars as the... Read more
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Salon.com
10 photos that prove you should stop staring at your computer and go enjoy a National Park for free todayWhy are you sitting in front of your computer? It’s August. It’s hot. The news
10 photos that prove you should stop staring at your computer and go enjoy a National Park for free today
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
Why are you sitting in front of your computer? It’s August. It’s hot. The news is boring, and for today only, admission to all 408 of the National Park Service’s parks, historic sites, monuments and seashores are open free to the public. Today’s... Read more
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ABC News
America's National Parks: Stunning Images Show Changing SeasonsThis image was posted to the US Interior's Instagram account on Aug. 19, 2015 w
America's National Parks: Stunning Images Show Changing Seasons
ABC News / Posted 8 days ago
This image was posted to the US Interior's Instagram account on Aug. 19, 2015 with the text, "Clear skies and fireweed in the high country - both are sure signs of mid-summer at #Olympic National Park in #Washington. #NationalPark Service photo from... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Claire Henley: Adventures West (Shakedown On The Appalachian Trail)(Editor's Note: Chattanoogan Claire Henley started an adventure of a lifetime o
Claire Henley: Adventures West (Shakedown On The Appalachian Trail)
The Chattanoogan / Posted 8 days ago
(Editor's Note: Chattanoogan Claire Henley started an adventure of a lifetime on the remote Pacific Crest Trail in April. Along the way, she had many adventures and found herself a husband named Big Spoon. Here is her story beginning in March). The... Read more
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Business Wire
Nomads Clothing Launches AW15 Fair Trade, Womenswear CollectionLAUNCESTON, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nomads Clothing, a Cornwall based fair tr
Nomads Clothing Launches AW15 Fair Trade, Womenswear Collection
Business Wire / Posted 8 days ago
LAUNCESTON, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nomads Clothing, a Cornwall based fair trade brand, launched their Autumn/Winter collection on August 21st. Their ethically made fashion range tailors for women who prefer a stylish and elegant look with ethnic... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
I'm from Cheshire but want to live in China - will £86,000 salary fund a family gap year?But can they afford to retire in time and save enough to fund the family gap ye
I'm from Cheshire but want to live in China - will £86,000 salary fund a family gap year?
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
But can they afford to retire in time and save enough to fund the family gap year? They say the trip itself will cost just £5,000. “We’re not the luxury holidaymaker type and will be backpacking a lot to keep costs down,” Mr Hamlett said. The... Read more
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The Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Leep brings optimism to role Aug. 23, 2015 @ 11:00 PM HUNTINGTON - If there's a family event planned in o
Leep brings optimism to role
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
Aug. 23, 2015 @ 11:00 PM HUNTINGTON - If there's a family event planned in one of the local parks or lodges, you can bet Stacey Leep was behind it. In the spring, you're likely to find her with 25,000 Easter eggs ready... Read more
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TribLIVE
Outdoors notices: Aug. 24, 2015• Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will hold a full moon hike starting a
Outdoors notices: Aug. 24, 2015
TribLIVE / Posted 9 days ago
• Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will hold a full moon hike starting at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Succop Nature Park in Butler County. Cost is $6 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Call 412-963-6100. • Keystone State Park in Westmoreland County... Read more
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