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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Haunting Beauty of a Hut-to-Hut Hike in the Dolomites

With their colossal limestone walls and gloriously green valleys, Italy’s Dolomites are home to some of the world’s most majestic scenery — and mountain huts called rifugios make it all the more accessible.

#dolomite-mountains-italy, #hikes-and-hiking, #italy, #photography, #travel-and-vacations

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Heading Outdoors for a Socially Distant Getaway? Try These Apps

Views, trails, the best takeaway food and where to find an evil clown sign, not to mention a Jell-O museum, can all be found with these apps for the outdoors-bound.

#camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #google-maps, #hikes-and-hiking, #mobile-applications, #recreational-vehicles, #travel-and-vacations

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‘Into the Wild’ Bus, Seen as a Danger, Is Airlifted From the Alaskan Wild

The Alaska Army National Guard transported the bus to a “secure site” after two hikers have died and at least 15 have had to be rescued while trying to reach the bus in the remote Alaskan wilderness.

#alaska, #buses, #hikes-and-hiking, #krakauer-jon, #mccandless-carine, #mccandless-chris

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11 Great Alternatives to the Top National Parks

Whether you like hiking, fishing, volcanoes, trees or even fossilized trees, there is a less-traveled and still awe-inspiring national park for you.

#arches-national-park-utah, #big-bend-national-park-tex, #biodiversity, #canoes-and-canoeing, #canyonlands-national-park-utah, #congaree-national-park, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deserts, #dunes, #forests-and-forestry, #fossils, #glaciers, #great-basin-national-park, #great-sand-dunes-national-park-and-reserve-colorado, #gunnison-colo, #hikes-and-hiking, #lakes, #lassen-volcanic-national-park-calif, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #north-cascades-national-park-wash, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #petrified-forest-national-park-ariz, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #volcanoes, #voyageurs-national-park-minn, #wilderness-areas

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A Boy, a Bear and a Close Call in the Mountains of Italy

A 12-year-old knew what to do (and what not to) when he crossed paths with a large bear on a hike. A video of the encounter has gone viral.

#bears, #dolomite-mountains-italy, #hikes-and-hiking, #italy

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How the Pandemic Splintered the Appalachian Trail

The coronavirus scuttled plans and forced officials to ask people to get out of the woods. Of the thousands who hoped to hike the trail this year, only a few hundred remain.

#appalachian-trail, #appalachian-trail-conservancy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #damascus-va, #georgia, #hikes-and-hiking, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #north-carolina, #small-business, #tennessee, #virginia

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