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Aspen Daily News
Gear Pick: A Runner's PackI remember backpacking the four-pass loop for the first time almost 15 years ag
Gear Pick: A Runner's Pack
Aspen Daily News / Posted 6 hours ago
I remember backpacking the four-pass loop for the first time almost 15 years ago and staring in shock as someone ran by me. We were deep in the Fravert Basin, between Frigid Air and Trailrider Pass, weighted down by several days worth of food,... Read more
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Rappler
5 tips: Travel without going brokethen work hard and smart for it. And you don’t have to spend a lot for travel a
5 tips: Travel without going broke
Rappler / Posted 6 hours ago
then work hard and smart for it. And you don’t have to spend a lot for travel anyways. I suppose you've heard of the term backpacking already, right? Always set a strict budget for your travels. For me, balance to everything is still the key.... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Dr Mary McCarty: Don’t forget just how vital vaccinations are « Shropshire Starevery nation has the same level of protection as in the U.K. and there have bee
Dr Mary McCarty: Don’t forget just how vital vaccinations are « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 9 hours ago
every nation has the same level of protection as in the U.K. and there have been cases of unvaccinated teenagers backpacking in northern Africa who have contracted polio with lifelong consequences. Roald Dahl’s book, The Big Friendly... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
10 great fall foliage hikes in Michiganvalley, beginning its 18-mile loop. A walk-in campground at the halfway point m
10 great fall foliage hikes in Michigan
Detroit Free Press / Posted 18 hours ago
valley, beginning its 18-mile loop. A walk-in campground at the halfway point makes this one of the state’s best overnight backpacking trips. For dayhikers, the best option is to follow the trail about 1.4 miles to a connecting trail, which forms... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Travel insider: Trever Bass, Portlandwe have 72. Also, Portland's proximity to the incredible variety of natural won
Travel insider: Trever Bass, Portland
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 23 hours ago
we have 72. Also, Portland's proximity to the incredible variety of natural wonders that make up Oregon. I love flyfishing, backpacking, snowboarding, hiking and surfing. I can enjoy all of these within 1.5 hours of downtown. What do you think of... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Of manure, lake baths and found boots: hiking etiquettelead of a guy who prefers his tides to be crimson. Bathing in lakes and rivers
Of manure, lake baths and found boots: hiking etiquette
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 23 hours ago
lead of a guy who prefers his tides to be crimson. Bathing in lakes and rivers is an acceptable practice when camping and backpacking. But using soaps, shampoos (even the so-called environmentally safe varieties) and other cleaners is a no-no. If... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Bears, bruises and rain: 5 days in Glacier National Parklurking around the same trail you are strolling, the typical response is to tur
Bears, bruises and rain: 5 days in Glacier National Park
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 23 hours ago
lurking around the same trail you are strolling, the typical response is to turn and head in the opposite direction. But backpacking in Glacier National Park, the rules are a bit different. My buddy Justin and I found this out during a recent,... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Kirk, Duckworth Embellished 9/11 Storiesthe Tribune reports. That account conflicts with a 2011 Time Magazine interview
Kirk, Duckworth Embellished 9/11 Stories
NBC Chicago / Posted yesterday
the Tribune reports. That account conflicts with a 2011 Time Magazine interview wherein the congresswoman said she was backpacking in Scotland with her husband and younger sister. This week, Duckworth, who lost both her legs piloting a... Read more
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IGN
We Interviewed Zorn from Son of Zornof Zephyria City called The Whip and Mindvice. At first I just figured she was
We Interviewed Zorn from Son of Zorn
IGN / Posted yesterday
of Zephyria City called The Whip and Mindvice. At first I just figured she was your typical privileged American college kid backpacking through Zephyria on her daddy's dime. But then she ordered the Glombeast 23 year. It's a very good blood; jammy... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Traveller letters: Don't tell me what I cannot wear when I travelFawkes, Lima East, VICBATH TIME Reading letters about missing sink plugs, I wa
Traveller letters: Don't tell me what I cannot wear when I travel
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
Fawkes, Lima East, VICBATH TIME Reading letters about missing sink plugs, I was reminded that when a girlfriend and I were backpacking around Europe in 1976-77, the cheap hotels in which we stayed often charged extra for a guest to have a... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
One Spark co-founder Elton Rivas launches startup to help startupsAM EDT After the One Spark co-founder transitioned away from the annual crowdf
One Spark co-founder Elton Rivas launches startup to help startups
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
AM EDT After the One Spark co-founder transitioned away from the annual crowdfunding festival in January, he did a little backpacking. He spent more time with the bride he married in November. All in all, the time off was a needed respite. �I was... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Suspects acquitted in death of British teenager whose bruised, partially clothed body was found on beachcases routinely drag on for years. The trial in Keeling’s death began in 2010 a
Suspects acquitted in death of British teenager whose bruised, partially clothed body was found on beach
Calgary Sun / Posted 2 days ago
cases routinely drag on for years. The trial in Keeling’s death began in 2010 and took six years to complete. Goa is a former Portuguese colony and a popular backpacking destination. Millions of tourists visit its numerous beach resorts every... Read more
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Rutland Herald
The best news you don’t knowwhen we�re making the most rapid gains ever recorded. When I first made the ac
The best news you don’t know
Rutland Herald / Posted 2 days ago
when we�re making the most rapid gains ever recorded. When I first made the acquaintance of the developing world, as a backpacking law student in the 1980s � sometimes riding on tops of trains or buses and writing articles to pay my expenses �... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Local scouts to showcase skills at weekend Scout-A-Ramaon Main Street. Scout-A-Rama will feature scouts and scout leaders demonstrati
Local scouts to showcase skills at weekend Scout-A-Rama
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
on Main Street. Scout-A-Rama will feature scouts and scout leaders demonstrating outdoor skills such as camping, cooking, backpacking and tying knots and lashings. Other scout skills will be demonstrated during the day. For more information email... Read more
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The News & Observer
The best news you don’t know: World poverty is downwhen we’re making the most rapid gains ever recorded. When I first made the ac
The best news you don’t know: World poverty is down
The News & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
when we’re making the most rapid gains ever recorded. When I first made the acquaintance of the developing world, as a backpacking law student in the 1980s – sometimes riding on tops of trains or buses and writing articles to pay my expenses –... Read more
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The Mercury News
For young people, the High Sierra offers a beautiful and sometimes dangerous lure“Gauge your hiking to the least fit member of your party.’’ But the kinesiolog
For young people, the High Sierra offers a beautiful and sometimes dangerous lure
The Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
“Gauge your hiking to the least fit member of your party.’’ But the kinesiology major, who had learned the basics of backpacking in a yearlong course when he was a freshman, was in a great shape and his friends said he embraced the adventure,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Why empty nests are FAR more painful for fathersI fear not. When Brian's middle child Joe (pictured) took a gap year three yea
Why empty nests are FAR more painful for fathers
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
I fear not. When Brian's middle child Joe (pictured) took a gap year three years ago, and set off to spend four months backpacking round South America, he cried at the station He had spent ages reassuring his wife Jane that Joe would be fine,... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Why empty nests are more painful for fathersplant without even knowing it. When our middle child Joe took a gap year three
Why empty nests are more painful for fathers
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
plant without even knowing it. When our middle child Joe took a gap year three years ago, and set off to spend four months backpacking round South America, I saw him on to the Heathrow Express at London's Paddington Station. I had spent ages... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Marin judge rejects bid to bar reporters in double-murder caseto attend the hearing.” Lampley, Alligood and Angold were all charged with kil
Marin judge rejects bid to bar reporters in double-murder case
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
to attend the hearing.” Lampley, Alligood and Angold were all charged with killing Carey as she embarked on her first solo backpacking trip. Her body was found in Golden Gate Park on Oct. 3 during the second day of the massive Hardly Strictly... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Details of Bay Area drifter killings emerge in Marin County hearingcounty lockup in San Rafael. The cellmate, Pamela Bullock, said Alligood had r
Details of Bay Area drifter killings emerge in Marin County hearing
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
county lockup in San Rafael. The cellmate, Pamela Bullock, said Alligood had referred to Carey — who was on her first solo backpacking trip — as “the bitch” and had explained that the three befriended her shortly before killing her for her modest... Read more
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The Lumberjack
Lumberjacks lead in Outdoor Nation Campus Challengekind of like a deconstruction of the meaning of being ‘outdoorsy.’ I feel that
Lumberjacks lead in Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge
The Lumberjack / Posted 4 days ago
kind of like a deconstruction of the meaning of being ‘outdoorsy.’ I feel that most people think outdoorsy means, “I go backpacking every month, wear plaid head to toe, hiking boots,” but really there are more opportunities for people to get... Read more
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Daily Mail
Backpacker, 23, thanked three young drifters for befriending herb****,’ Bullock said. Share this article And as the young woman was thanking
Backpacker, 23, thanked three young drifters for befriending her
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
b****,’ Bullock said. Share this article And as the young woman was thanking the trio for being her friends while she was backpacking alone for the first time, Alligood had already stolen her wallet. ‘All of a sudden, Lampley jumps up and shoot... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
How to safely cross a streamto the bottom by your gear and want to get out of your pack as quickly as possi
How to safely cross a stream
Bangor Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
to the bottom by your gear and want to get out of your pack as quickly as possible. We were on day two of a four-day backpacking/leadership training that I was instructing in June several years ago. This day it had rained most of the day and... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Details of Bay Area drifter killings emerge in Marin County hearingcounty lockup in San Rafael. The cellmate, Pamela Bullock, said Alligood had r
Details of Bay Area drifter killings emerge in Marin County hearing
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
county lockup in San Rafael. The cellmate, Pamela Bullock, said Alligood had referred to Carey — who was on her first solo backpacking trip — as “the bitch” and had explained that the three befriended her shortly before killing her for her modest... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Details of Bay Area drifter killings emerge in Marin County hearingcounty lockup in San Rafael. The cellmate, Pamela Bullock, said Alligood had r
Details of Bay Area drifter killings emerge in Marin County hearing
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
county lockup in San Rafael. The cellmate, Pamela Bullock, said Alligood had referred to Carey — who was on her first solo backpacking trip — as “the bitch,” and had explained that the trio befriended her shortly before killing her for her modest... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
San Jose State student dies during apparent drowningsaid Monday that Nguyen, 19, and a student at San Jose State University, died i
San Jose State student dies during apparent drowning
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 5 days ago
said Monday that Nguyen, 19, and a student at San Jose State University, died in an apparent drowning during a school backpacking trip at a lake. Ronald Nguyen is coming to terms with losing his younger and only brother. The two of them were... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Student drowns while on Sierra backpacking tripsay a 19-year-old San Jose State sophomore drowned over the weekend in a lake a
Student drowns while on Sierra backpacking trip
KTVN Reno / Posted 5 days ago
say a 19-year-old San Jose State sophomore drowned over the weekend in a lake at Sequoia National Park while on a student backpacking trip. San Jose State President Mary A. Papazian said Monday William Nguyen, of San Jose, was swimming along with... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Student drowns while on Sierra backpacking tripsay a 19-year-old San Jose State sophomore drowned over the weekend in a lake a
Student drowns while on Sierra backpacking trip
The Record Searchlight / Posted 5 days ago
say a 19-year-old San Jose State sophomore drowned over the weekend in a lake at Sequoia National Park while on a student backpacking trip. San Jose State President Mary A. Papazian said Monday William Nguyen, of San Jose, was swimming along with... Read more
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The Mercury News
San Jose State student drowns in high Sierra lakeSAN JOSE — A 19-year-old San Jose State sophomore drowned over the weekend, whi
San Jose State student drowns in high Sierra lake
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
SAN JOSE — A 19-year-old San Jose State sophomore drowned over the weekend, while backpacking with fellow students at a lake in Sequoia National Park. William “Billy” Nguyen was a trained leader in outdoor activities, San Jose State spokeswoman Pat... Read more
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Pincher Creek Echo
Annual hike celebrates Waterton-Glacier InternatioLOGAN PASS TO GOAT HAUNT, MT — Within minutes of setting out on a four-day, thr
Annual hike celebrates Waterton-Glacier Internatio
Pincher Creek Echo / Posted 5 days ago
LOGAN PASS TO GOAT HAUNT, MT — Within minutes of setting out on a four-day, three-night backpacking trip across Glacier National Park, the group sees a mountain goat nanny and her kid sitting on the rocks. Some snap a couple of photos as they keep... Read more
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iol.co.za
Tips for success from an entrepreneur who made itmanaged to maintain a 23 percent profit margin. The establishment is now recog
Tips for success from an entrepreneur who made it
iol.co.za / Posted 6 days ago
managed to maintain a 23 percent profit margin. The establishment is now recognised as a four-star establishment in the backpacking category by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Whitaker said Once In Cape Town got off the ground... Read more
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FSView
On trekking across the globeIn Robert Colwell’s Introduction to Backpacking, he asserts, “PLANNING and prep
On trekking across the globe
FSView / Posted 6 days ago
In Robert Colwell’s Introduction to Backpacking, he asserts, “PLANNING and preparation are the necessary foundations of any successful backpacking trip.” This is true, but these skills are difficult to teach to first-time explorers. The best way to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Rob Drummond: The Broons terrified me but now I'm bringing them to the stageexpansively in this week’s Sunday Herald). Does he take a few liberties with th
Rob Drummond: The Broons terrified me but now I'm bringing them to the stage
heraldscotland / Posted 6 days ago
expansively in this week’s Sunday Herald). Does he take a few liberties with the cartoon characters, send the Twins off backpacking to Thailand, for example, or hint that Hen could be gay, given his Village People moustache? “Hen may in fact be... Read more
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heraldscotland
Rob Drummond on why he's bringing The Broons to the stageexpansively in this week’s Sunday Herald). Does he take a few liberties with th
Rob Drummond on why he's bringing The Broons to the stage
heraldscotland / Posted 6 days ago
expansively in this week’s Sunday Herald). Does he take a few liberties with the cartoon characters, send the Twins off backpacking to Thailand, for example, or hint that Hen could be gay, given his Village People moustache? “Hen may in fact be... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Briefs...of Pennsylvania and an Associate in Social Science from Jamestown Community Col
Briefs...
Warren Times Observer / Posted 6 days ago
of Pennsylvania and an Associate in Social Science from Jamestown Community College, NY. She has also spent time abroad backpacking through Europe and getting to see the world on its terms. Rebecca has always loved reading and writing about... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Decades-old Glacier National Park backpacking walk creates connectionsWithin minutes of setting out on a four-day, three-night backpacking trip acros
Decades-old Glacier National Park backpacking walk creates connections
Calgary Sun / Posted 6 days ago
Within minutes of setting out on a four-day, three-night backpacking trip across Glacier National Park, the group sees a mountain goat nanny and her kid sitting on the rocks. Some snap a couple of photos as they keep walking along the busy Highline... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Veterans embrace alternative therapies for PTSDhas given rise to hundreds of small nonprofits across the country that offer al
Veterans embrace alternative therapies for PTSD
The Seattle Times / Posted 7 days ago
has given rise to hundreds of small nonprofits across the country that offer alternatives: therapeutic fishing, rafting and backpacking trips; horse riding; combat yoga; dogs; art collectives; dolphin swims; sweat-lodge vision quests; and... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Local Boy Scout troop prepares for life at scouting’s paradiseat Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. This 10-day trek took the 12
Local Boy Scout troop prepares for life at scouting’s paradise
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 7 days ago
at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. This 10-day trek took the 12 Scouts and scouters on a series of arduous backpacking trails through the 138,000-acre ranch, which rises to elevations as high as 12,441 feet. This crew hiked more... Read more
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Boston Globe
A rugged, rocky ride through resplendent Canyonlandsare several spell-binding regions in the park. To the southeast, an area known
A rugged, rocky ride through resplendent Canyonlands
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
are several spell-binding regions in the park. To the southeast, an area known as the Needles is famous for rugged backpacking; in the southwestern part of the park, the Maze is stark and remote and perhaps best visited in 4X4 Jeeps. At the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Englewood man honored at annual POW/MIA Day ceremony in Hackensackhow they know he spent 383 days in captivity. Stefanie knows he was taken in V
Englewood man honored at annual POW/MIA Day ceremony in Hackensack
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 8 days ago
how they know he spent 383 days in captivity. Stefanie knows he was taken in Vianden, Luxembourg because when she was backpacking through Europe in the early 1980s she called each week to say where she was headed. On one call Murray told her... Read more
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Bay Weekly
September 11 Makes Us Rememberus again, as first-time Bay Weekly contributor Laura Dunaj reminds us in this w
September 11 Makes Us Remember
Bay Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
us again, as first-time Bay Weekly contributor Laura Dunaj reminds us in this week’s feature introducing beginners to backpacking, backed up by Chesapeake Curiosity columnist Christina Gardner’s inquiry into the Appalachian Trail. But... Read more
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Bay Weekly
Beginner’s Guide to BackpackingHow will you answer? This is the perfect time to take your hiking to the next
Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking
Bay Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
How will you answer? This is the perfect time to take your hiking to the next level by upgrading your day hike to a backpacking trip. Simply put, backpacking is hiking while carrying everything you need for your journey in a pack. Trips can... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Porkies chairlift rides beginPark. The facilities provided by the park include an extensive network of backc
Porkies chairlift rides begin
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
Park. The facilities provided by the park include an extensive network of backcountry trails for hiking and wilderness backpacking, rustic trailside cabins, modern campgrounds, swimming and boating areas, and various interpretive programs led... Read more
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Ram Page
Outdoor Adventures host activities in New Braunfelsof UREC that was developed in Aug. 2010. It was developed to provide adventure
Outdoor Adventures host activities in New Braunfels
Ram Page / Posted 9 days ago
of UREC that was developed in Aug. 2010. It was developed to provide adventure education opportunities. Mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing and kayaking are among the activities the OA specializes in. “We created the OA program to help... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Wmtwsays that weather has always been a hobby, and he's very fortunate to have been
Wmtw
WMTW Portland / Posted 9 days ago
says that weather has always been a hobby, and he's very fortunate to have been able to make it his career. Roger and his two children, Sam and Bella, live in North Yarmouth. He enjoys winter mountaineering, downhill skiing, and summer backpack... Read more
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The Coldwater Daily Reporter
Boy Scout Troop 433 honoredand homes at special times of the year. Bryce Taber spoke about some of the act
Boy Scout Troop 433 honored
The Coldwater Daily Reporter / Posted 10 days ago
and homes at special times of the year. Bryce Taber spoke about some of the activities he has participated in while being a scout – attending camps, backpacking into the hill country at Philmont New Mexico, and being an Honor Guard on Mackinac Isla... Read more
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Orange County Register
2 missing Fullerton firefighters found safe in YosemiteWolfgang Knabe plans to hold a news conference today about the incident. On Se
2 missing Fullerton firefighters found safe in Yosemite
Orange County Register / Posted 10 days ago
Wolfgang Knabe plans to hold a news conference today about the incident. On Sept. 6, Avelar and Brown set off on a six-day backpacking trip in the White Wolf area, said Knabe, who was in Yosemite assisting with the search. The pair, experienced... Read more
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Orange County Register
Recent fires messed up Yosemite trail for Fullerton firefighters, who went missing while hiking before safely surfacingFULLERTON – Two Fullerton firefighters who went missing while backpacking at Yo
Recent fires messed up Yosemite trail for Fullerton firefighters, who went missing while hiking before safely surfacing
Orange County Register / Posted 10 days ago
FULLERTON – Two Fullerton firefighters who went missing while backpacking at Yosemite National Park before being rescued went off course after they discovered their trail had burned during recent brush fires. Fire Captain Javier Avelar, 48, of... Read more
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The Seattle Times
A first-timer’s primer for hiking Mount Si without tearstackling Western Washington’s trails since I moved here eight years ago — every
A first-timer’s primer for hiking Mount Si without tears
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
tackling Western Washington’s trails since I moved here eight years ago — everything from afternoon jaunts near Seattle to backpacking on the Olympic Peninsula. But one of the area’s most talked-about hikes remained elusive: Mount Si. Maybe it was... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Two Missing Yosemite Hikers Foundhad two gentlemen that went on a hike from the White Wolf area…towards the Hetc
Two Missing Yosemite Hikers Found
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 10 days ago
had two gentlemen that went on a hike from the White Wolf area…towards the Hetch Hetchy area — they were on a several day backpacking trip. These were a couple of firefighters from the southern California area…Fullerton.” Gediman adds that the... Read more
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