Hiking Down to Phantom Ranch, the Grand Canyon’s ‘Destination Hotel’

The entire point of the unique place is the experience involved in getting there.

#grand-canyon-ariz, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations

A Writer Returns to the Grand Canyon, This Time With His Mother’s Ashes

Thomas Page McBee first visited the national park as a child on a family vacation. Thirty-three years later — and 11 after starting testosterone — he finally reckons with his parent’s death.

#arizona, #discrimination, #grand-canyon-ariz, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #testosterone, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations, #travel2022, #writing-and-writers

At Shadow Lake Lodge in Canada, Getting There is the Only Hard Part

No roads lead to Shadow Lake Lodge, in the backcountry near Banff, and reaching it requires an eight-mile hike. The payoff: solitude, adventure and ease.

#banff-alberta, #hikes-and-hiking, #mountains, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

Building the First Long-Distance Hiking Trail in Kurdistan

Can it help knit together a nation?

#hikes-and-hiking, #iran, #iraq, #kurdistan, #kurds

Researchers Find Another Clue in the Dyatlov Pass Mystery

The mystery of nine hikers who died in Russia has baffled people for more than 60 years. The authors of a recent paper think they’ve found another clue.

#avalanches, #dyatlov-igor, #hikes-and-hiking, #mountaineering, #russia

Recreating a Family’s Lost Holocaust History, Step by Step

During the pandemic lockdown, when solitude dredged up the regret of missed opportunities, one writer hiked over the Pyrenees Mountains to better understand her father.

#anti-semitism, #benjamin-walter, #blum-leon, #france, #hikes-and-hiking, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #letters, #mediterranean-sea, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #pyrenees-mountains, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #spain, #spanish-civil-war-1936-39, #united-states-holocaust-memorial-museum, #vichy-france, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #wiesel-elie, #world-war-ii-1939-45

England Urges Farmers to Make Peace With Hikers

In a country where public access to parts of the countryside is written into law, the government gave landowners some advice. But farmers say they are not the problem.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #england, #hikes-and-hiking, #land-use-policies, #politics-and-government, #rural-areas, #walking, #yorkshire-england

How Disability Advocates Are Pushing to Make Hiking More Accessible

Outdoor enthusiasts with disabilities are pushing to encounter nature on their own terms, with self-written guides, better equipment and even guide dogs trained for the backcountry.

#disabilities, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #hikes-and-hiking, #house-natural-resources-committee, #national-park-service, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #service-dogs-and-other-animals, #travel-and-vacations, #wheelchairs

Can a New Line of Work Help Save These Wild Welsh Ponies?

A longstanding source of local pride and affection, Welsh mountain ponies have seen many of their traditional roles vanish. A new initiative aims to ensure their continued survival.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #hikes-and-hiking, #horses, #travel-and-vacations, #wales, #walking

Seeking Enlightenment, He Disappeared Into a Hiker’s Bermuda Triangle

In “Lost in the Valley of Death,” Harley Rustad follows the long and winding road that led Justin Alexander Shetler to India’s Parvati Valley.

#books-and-literature, #buddhism, #deaths-fatalities, #hikes-and-hiking, #himalayas, #india, #kathmandu-nepal, #lost-in-the-valley-of-death, #rustad-harley, #shetler-justin-alexander

Suspect Arrested in Wonnangatta Valley Murder Case

In a remote southern Australian area famed for its forbidding landscape and unsolved mysteries, the couple had set out for a weeklong trip and were never seen again.

#australia, #camps-and-camping, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #victoria-australia

Treasure Hunter Who Got Lost in Yellowstone Must Repay Cost of Rescue

Mark Lantis had to be airlifted by helicopter while searching for treasure buried by the eccentric art collector Forrest Fenn. Three courts have said he has to pay a $2,880 fine.

#airlifts, #appeals-courts-us, #fenn-forrest-1930, #helicopters, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #the-thrill-of-the-chase-book, #treasure-troves, #wyoming, #yellowstone-national-park

‘Nimblewill Nomad’ Becomes the Oldest Person to Hike the Appalachian Trail

M.J. Eberhart, known by his trail name, hiked into Dalton, Mass., on Sunday and became the oldest known person to hike the more than 2,000 miles of trail from Georgia to Maine.

#appalachian-trail, #appalachian-trail-conservancy, #hikes-and-hiking

Remains in Colorado Are Believed to Be West German Hiker Missing Since 1983

Rudi Moder, who was described as an experienced winter mountaineer, disappeared nearly 40 years ago during a skiing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park.

#colorado, #germany, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #moder-rudi, #national-park-service, #rocky-mountain-national-park-colo

Taking the Loop Less Traveled on the Oregon Coast

The Three Capes area offers a quieter version of the classic road trip, with rugged scenery and hidden beaches off the main highway.

#camps-and-camping, #hikes-and-hiking, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #vans

Walking an Adventure Playground

A new hiking path through Slovenia’s Julian Alps offers the pleasures of lakes and valleys rather than high peaks. It’s a worthwhile trade off.

#hikes-and-hiking, #julian-alps, #mountains, #slovenia, #travel-and-vacations

Some States Want to Charge for Rescuing Lost Hikers

The coronavirus pandemic sent a surge of inexperienced hikers into the wilderness. Many ran into trouble. Now states are looking to bill them for costly search and rescue operations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #hawaii, #hikes-and-hiking, #new-hampshire, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rescues, #south-dakota

8 Places to Visit Along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway

With an autumnal ombré and cooler temperatures, fall is prime time for journeying along this Appalachian Mountain roadway.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #blue-ridge-parkway-va, #content-type-service, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #virginia

‘Stairway to Heaven,’ or Dangerous Nuisance? A Hawaiian Landmark Is Set to Be Scrapped.

Honolulu officials said that maintaining the Haiku Stairs, an illegal hiking trail of 3,922 steps that crosses a mountain range, is too much of a liability.

#accidents-and-safety, #environment, #hawaii, #hikes-and-hiking, #honolulu-hawaii, #land-use-policies, #oahu-hawaii, #trespassing

How Is Climate Change Altering Your Favorite Places?

We’d like to hear from readers all over the world about how climate change is affecting your favorite places.

#global-warming, #hikes-and-hiking, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #wildfires

Richard Powers Speaks For the Trees

His Pulitzer-winning novel, “The Overstory,” left him so drained that he didn’t know whether he would write again. His new book, “Bewilderment,” came to him when he imagined a child talking to him in a forest.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #forests-and-forestry, #genre-books-science-fiction, #hikes-and-hiking, #powers-richard, #science-fiction, #tennessee, #the-overstory-book, #writing-and-writers

Family’s Death in Sierra National Forest, Near Yosemite, Still a Mystery

Investigators still don’t know what caused the deaths of Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung, their 1-year-old daughter, Miju, and their dog. They were found on Aug. 17.

#algae, #california, #chung-ellen-d-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #forests-and-forestry, #gerrish-jonathan-d-2021, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #sierra-national-forest-calif, #water

Family’s Death Hiking Near Yosemite Still a Mystery

Investigators still don’t know what caused the deaths of Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung, their 1-year-old daughter, Miju, and their dog. They were found on Aug. 17.

#algae, #california, #chung-ellen-d-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #forests-and-forestry, #gerrish-jonathan-d-2021, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #sierra-national-forest-calif, #water

The Tetons’ Ever-Changing Beauty: A 45 Mile Hike Through the Wyoming Range

A three-day hike through the Teton Range in northwest Wyoming offers consistently stunning — and constantly unfolding — scenery.

#camps-and-camping, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rockefeller-john-d-jr, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas

As Hikers Vanish in Southern Australia, These Mountains Hold Tight to Their Mysteries

The high country of southern Australia is “remote and beautiful and unpredictable,” a place where visitors can be swallowed up without a sound.

#australia, #camps-and-camping, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons

Remains of Esther Dingley, Missing British Hiker, Are Found

For months, the authorities and Ms. Dingley’s partner combed the Pyrenees mountains. A DNA test confirmed the identity of remains found near her last known location, a group aiding the search said.

#dingley-esther, #europe, #france, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #pyrenees-mountains, #spain

‘No Shortcuts?’: A 40-Mile Rite of Passage for High School Freshmen

A year after the pandemic canceled a nearly 50-year-old tradition, a New Jersey Catholic school brought back a mandatory hike across the Appalachian Trail.

#appalachian-trail, #education-k-12, #hikes-and-hiking, #new-jersey, #st-benedicts-prep

It’s Summer in the Ski Towns, 2.0

Last year, mountain resorts were overrun by travelers in search of space and fresh air. The visitors are expected back, but now the towns have expanded activities and plans in place to deal with the crowds.

#california, #colorado, #hikes-and-hiking, #idaho, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vermont

Joseph D. Mount Was Charged For Organizing a Hike of More Than 150 people to the Grand Canyon.

Prosecutors said at least 150 people showed up, astounding rangers and overwhelming visitors who struggled to steer clear of the hikers, many of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grand-canyon-ariz, #grand-canyon-national-park, #hikes-and-hiking, #mount-joseph-don, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantines, #timothy-hopp

Appalachian Trail Killer Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

A judge found James L. Jordan not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal stabbing of Ronald S. Sanchez Jr. along the trail in 2019.

#appalachian-region, #appalachian-trail, #appalachian-trail-conservancy, #hikes-and-hiking, #james-p-jones, #jordan-james-l, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sanchez-ronald-s-jr-d-2019, #virginia

Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors?

Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.

#beaches, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hikes-and-hiking, #masks, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #vaccination-and-immunization

Hiker Rescued After Man Uses Photo to Pinpoint His Location

Rene Compean, who had been missing in the mountains of Southern California, was found on Tuesday after a stranger deduced his location from a photo posted by the authorities.

#angeles-national-forest-calif, #forests-and-forestry, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #missing-persons, #photography, #rescues, #social-media

Pandemic Wilderness Explorers Are Straining Search and Rescue

Inexperienced adventurers have flooded remote areas like Wyoming’s Sublette County during the pandemic. When they call for help, the task is left to an overwhelmed network of volunteers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hikes-and-hiking, #rescues, #volunteers-and-community-service, #wilderness-areas, #wyoming

In Hong Kong, Foreign Tourists Are Replaced by a Local Variety

Bored and trapped in an area one-third the size of Rhode Island, Hong Kongers have sought out the most far-flung corners of their city, mobbing parklands with crowds typically seen downtown.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #hikes-and-hiking, #hong-kong, #land-use-policies, #lion-rock-hong-kong, #travel-and-vacations

What’s Mohamed Hadid Doing in Franklin Canyon?

Mohamed Hadid (father of Bella and Gigi) has been trying to build an enormous compound on one of the most popular hiking spots in the Los Angeles area. What could possibly go wrong?

#beverly-hills-calif, #hadid-mohamed-1948, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-calif, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Is ‘Avalanche’ the Answer to a 62-Year-Old Russian Mystery Over 9 Deaths?

Was it U.F.O.s? Yeti? The K.G.B.? The riddle of who or what killed nine young hikers has inspired conspiracy theories for decades. Two scientists now say a natural disaster may be to blame.

#accidents-and-safety, #avalanches, #camps-and-camping, #conspiracy-theories, #deaths-fatalities, #hikes-and-hiking, #russia, #ussr-former-soviet-union

Avalanche Kills Three Hikers in Alaska, Officials Say

The bodies of the hikers were found near Anchorage on Wednesday. An avalanche in Colorado this week also killed three people.

#alaska, #anchorage-alaska, #avalanches, #deaths-fatalities, #hikes-and-hiking

The 48 Mountains That Held My Grief

After my son Ben died by suicide, I turned to hiking. I found myself: broken, but braver.

#grief-emotion, #hikes-and-hiking, #new-hampshire, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever

Snow biking near Seattle, winter bird-watching near New York and seven other cold-weather activities near large U.S. cities.

#arizona, #boston-mass, #chesapeake-bay, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-calif, #north-carolina, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash, #sedona-ariz, #skiing, #snowshoes, #tampa-fla, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

British Hiker Goes Missing in the Pyrenees

Esther Dingley, who had written extensively about traveling through Europe for the past six years with her partner, was last seen on Nov. 22.

#dan-colegate, #esther-dingley, #europe, #france, #hikes-and-hiking, #missing-persons, #pyrenees-mountains, #spain

Ways to Get Your Kids Moving

Teens and tweens need exercise, period. Many parents are finding informal, creative and encouraging ways to get their isolated offspring outside safely.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hikes-and-hiking, #jump-rope, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #running, #social-media, #yoga

As Hiking Surges During the Pandemic, So Do Injuries

Novice hikers and climbers have flocked to the outdoors, but some are unprepared for the dangers on the trails.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hikes-and-hiking, #jackson-wyo, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #white-mountains-nh, #zion-national-park-utah

Pandemic Crowds Bring ‘Rivergeddon’ to Montana’s Rivers

As urbanites flock to forests and rivers to escape coronavirus threats, trailheads are cramped with parked cars and fishing on the Madison River is like a Disneyland ride.

#bozeman-mont, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #hikes-and-hiking, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trek-bicycle-corp, #trout-unlimited

The Frustration and the Fury of Pakistan’s Women

The country fails its women from the very top of government leadership to those who live in our homes.

#baloch-qandeel, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #domestic-violence, #hikes-and-hiking, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

Hiker Rescued From Mount Rainier Makes ‘Miraculous’ Recovery

When Michael Knapinski arrived at a Seattle hospital, his heart stopped for 45 minutes and he was put on life support. Two days later, he was walking.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #hikes-and-hiking, #hospitals, #life-sustaining-support-systems-withdrawal-of, #medical-devices, #mount-rainier-wash, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nursing-and-nurses, #seattle-wash, #ventilators-medical

This Urban Safari in Hong Kong Comes With a Snake Warning

On nighttime hikes in Hong Kong’s surprisingly lush forests, a snake catcher teaches city slickers about the reptiles — and their bites.

#hikes-and-hiking, #hong-kong, #safaris, #snakes

For These Shows, Take a Hike

If you participate in a sound walk and no one is there to applaud, does it count as theater? Our critic argues that it does. Or at least that it can.

#bell-gelsey, #cairns-play, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #hall-jordan-composer, #hikes-and-hiking, #intralia-the-weird-park-play, #mobile-applications, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny, #smartphones, #theater

Fleeing the Trolls for the Grizzly Bears

When “civilization” oppresses, wilderness is the best therapy.

#exploration-and-explorers, #federal-lands, #hikes-and-hiking, #kristof-nicholas-d, #montana, #pacific-crest-trail, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #united-states, #wilderness-areas

Next Stop: Marriage

Sara Ziff and Reed Young met on a train platform. They hit it off, but neither expected much from the encounter and said their goodbyes without an introduction. Four months later they matched on a dating app.

#fashion-and-apparel, #hikes-and-hiking, #model-alliance-the, #models-professional, #photography, #quarantines, #weddings-and-engagements

Body of One of Three Hikers Missing on Mount Rainier Is Found

Inclement weather has hampered the search for the hikers, who officials said were climbing in different locations.

#hikes-and-hiking, #indonesia, #mount-rainier-wash, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash