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Chasing waterfalls in DuPont State Forest, Western North Carolina

One of the beautiful sights of my road trip was the geologic change driving from the South Carolina lowlands across the state to the Appalachian Mountains. The road was dark and the rain fell as I crossed the first mountain pass dropping into the valley with Asheville, North Carolina. Show More Summary

U.S. 'deeply concerned' after former Lesotho army chief killed

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it was "deeply concerned" after Lesotho's former army chief was shot dead last week, an incident that risks sparking instability in a small mountainous kingdom of strategic importance to South Africa.

Following Your Internal Compass and Making Your Own Decisions

Dad, who at the time was a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps, taught me how to navigate using a compass. The family was on a vacation in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I was nine. He got me up that morning before dawn. Show More Summary

Wildfire threatens mountain town near California's lake Tahoe

(Reuters) - A out-of-control wildfire threatened to encroach on a mountain town in California's Lake Tahoe area on Wednesday, prompting road and campsite closures as fires blackened swathes of four states along the drought-stricken U.S. West Coast.

Getting Out There: My 8-Week Microadventure Challenge

“[Adventure] is a state of mind, a spirit of trying something new and leaving your comfort zone. Adventure is about enthusiasm, ambition, open-mindedness, and curiosity….‘adventure’ is not only crossing deserts and climbing mountains; adventure can be found everywhere, every day, and it is up to us to seek it out.” –Alastair Humphreys, Microadventures Do you […]

Boom! 16 Fourth of July festivities around Georgia

From the mountains of North Georgia to the marshes of the coast, there is no shortage of Independence Day celebrations in the Peach State. Here are a few highlights: St. Simons Island: Sunshine Festival 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run, Mallery Park, Saturday, July 4th, 8am Kick off your holiday with a brisk job through […]

Be Thankful, California. At Least You’re Not Puerto Rico.

In California, reservoir levels are plummeting. The state’s precious mountain snowpack is already gone. On Thursday, a huge wildfire in the San Bernadino National Forest grew in size by 500 percent in just four hours. This weekend, a fire near Lake Tahoe exploded to seven times the size of New York City’s Central Park in little more than half a day. Show More Summary

Former White House chef Walter Scheib found dead in New Mexico

Former White House head chef Walter Scheib, who was reported missing in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains last week, was found dead late Sunday night after six days of searching by state police. [Missing former White House chef found dead in New Mexico mountains] Scheib, 61, set out on a four-mile hiking trail near […]

Searchers Have Recovered the Body of Former White House Chef Walter Scheib

Scheib was found Sunday night near a New Mexico hiking trail. A sad update to the story of Walter Scheib, the former White House chef who last week was reported missing after going for a hike in the New Mexico mountains. State police have announced that they recovered Scheib's body late last night in a river approximately 20 feet off the trail. Show More Summary

Manhunt For Escaped Inmates David Sweat And Richard Matt Moves To Mountain View, N.Y.

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — State police moved their manhunt for two convicted murderers to an area west of the New York prison from which they boldly escaped more than two weeks ago, as officers began probing the latest sighting. Investigators and military trucks converged on Mountain View, a hamlet in Franklin County, late Sunday. Show More Summary

Inland temperatures hit low 100s as state's 1st major wildfire rages

As local temperatures reached triple digits inland, the state's first major forest fire of the season continued to rage Saturday in the San Bernardino Mountains north of Big Bear.

Rights group condemns Colorado bike club's 'anti-Ramadan' barbecue

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Scott Levin, regional director of the Mountain States Anti-Defamation League (ADL), said in a statement the "open bike party" was being advertised by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle Club. "Holding an event mocking the Muslim observance of Ramadan, a holy time in the Muslim faith, is highly offensive and abhorrent. Show More Summary

Why Austin Is The Strangest City In America

This great nation has everything from traditional little beach towns to quaint old mountain towns. And THEN there's Austin, Texas, hands-down one of the quirkiest, funkiest, weirdest cities in the United States. Austin doesn't take itself too seriously, and that's precisely why it's so awesome. Show More Summary

More media coverage of the state park initiative in Culpeper County

From today’s edition of the Culpeper Times regarding the state park initiative in Culpeper County that would include the Brandy Station, Kelly’s Ford, and Cedar Mountain battlefields: Civil War Trust offering land for battlefield parks...Show More Summary

Same-sex marriage comes to America's 'Brokeback' states

Marriage is coming to Brokeback Mountain. Because the U.S. Supreme Court has declined a review of federal appeals court rulings that have struck down same-sex-marriage prohibitions in five states, wedding bells will be ringing for gays and lesbians in some of the reddest of red states. 

How long will San Diego State dominate the Mountain West Conference?

The season of previewing is not upon us just yet, but the season of reviewing the state of each conference most certainly is. We continue with the Mountain West, where San Diego State remains king. We have officially reached that awkward...Show More Summary

Supervisors approve temporary vineyard ban in Santa Monica Mountains

Citing the state's ongoing drought, Los Angeles County supervisors approved a temporary ban Tuesday on new vineyards or expansions of existing plots in the northern Santa Monica Mountains area.

U.S. Open course is more like a geography course

There is a reason they felt safe holding the U.S. Open golf tournament here. There are many mountaineers who live in the state of Washington.

Bear Hunting, Mountain Lion Trapping Up for Debate in New Mexico

In a public meeting last week, animal-rights groups blasted a proposal by the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish (NMDGF) to expand bear-hunting opportunities and loosen regulations on mountain lion trapping in the state. Those opposed...Show More Summary

Supervisors approve temporary vineyard ban in Santa Monica Mountains

Citing the state's ongoing drought, Los Angeles County supervisors approved a temporary ban Tuesday on new vineyards or expansions of existing plots in the northern Santa Monica Mountains area.

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