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The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued about 140 parking tickets since last October to Adirondack hikers parking their vehicles illegally alongside the road on a four-mile stretch of Route 73 in Essex County.It behooves hikers to know this – particularly with crowds for the Fourth of July and this coming weekend. Fines are determined by...
Image: @rmaebarkai via Twenty20 @rmaebarkai via Twenty20It's unclear exactly when babymoons became a thing, but they're certainly a trend now. For those unfamiliar, a babymoon can be classified as a mom or mom and dad to be who take a trip before baby is actually born. Many see it as a trip to relax before having to do the...
I first fell in love with the sea through stories, holidays, and poetry. “I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky,” wrote the English poet laureate John Masefield. “And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by...” The lines caught my imagination when I was...
The wind chill factor of 50 degrees below zero at the summit of Mount Vinson in Antarctica dictated that the subdued celebration would last only a few minutes, creating such a brief experience that Michael Hannan would wonder, “Was I really there?” The Cottonwood Heights resident’s stories of worldwide climbs evoke all kinds...
Preparing for a long road trip can take as much effort as preparing for the entire holiday. Pack plenty of snacks and forms of entertainment to pass the time as pleasantly as possible. I still remember our old family road trips like they were yesterday. I was in the backseat jammed between my older...
Visitors to Greenland’s Ilulissat Icefjord are greeted by an unnerving sign. “EXTREME DANGER!” it warns, “Do not walk on the beach. Death and serious injury might occur. Risk of sudden tsunami waves, caused by calving icebergs.” The source of the danger lies over 30 miles away, deep inside the fjord. There, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle,...
The Kennebec Land Trust has announced its newest project of purchasing and permanently conserving 330 acres in Fayette, including the top of 600-foot Surry Hill. This extensive property features more than 250 acres of forestland, streams flowing into local lakes and ponds, valuable wetlands, and scenic views. This new community conservation property will provide many recreational opportunities, including hiking, snowmobiling,...
I consider myself active. I’m an avid runner; I do an HIIT class from time to time; I try to stretch every morning. But I’m not a hiker—the most I’ve probably ever hiked was up to an ex-boyfriend’s fifth-floor walk-up when his elevator broke. But now I’m on a plane ride home with my legs extended at a...
Indian paramilitary soldiers have reached the bodies of seven of eight members from a team of international climbers believed killed on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain, an official said Sunday. The team had been missing on Nanda Devi East for nearly a month. Pittorgarh District Magistrate V.K. Jogdande told CBS News...
The call came outside of Revelstoke. "Bear on the left. Bear on the LEFT." We'd had a few false alarms, including a bear statute near a town, but the urgency in our on-board host Jocelyn's voice easily tells us this sighting is real. "There it is," Dean says pointing to 2pm as excitment levels reach fever pitch. READ MORE:* Ask an expert:...
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