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Pants on Fire

We're about to see a mountain of writing and hoopla this week about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's visit to the United States and speech before Congress. A guy on twitter asked me if a comment I made was meant to be ironic. My thought was to tell him that irony simply doesn't have the muscle mass to handle what's coming down the pike this week. Show More Summary

Derrick Marks dunks on San Diego State

In a battle of the top two teams in the Mountain West Conference, Boise State Broncos senior guard and leading scorer Derrick Marks took matters into his own hands in the first half with this sweet slam dunk over Trey Kell of the the No. 24 San Diego State Aztecs.

Recommended Winter Day Hiking Gear List

When gearing up for winter day hiking in the northeastern United States including the White Mountains, the Adirondacks, the Catskills, Vermont, and Maine, you want footwear, clothing and traction aids that can be used across a fairly wide range of: Temperatures: from 40 degrees down to 20 below zero (Fahrenheit) Wind speeds: from 50 mph […]            

Google Plans New Headquarters

Conor Dougherty, reporting for the NYT: Google owns or leases about 7.3 million square feet of office space in Mountain View — roughly equivalent to three Empire State Buildings. That includes most of the property around its headquarters...Show More Summary

Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park

3 days agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park is a popular destination for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers. This iconic sandstone outcrop sits at an angle that attests to its seismic origins. In fact, there are two fault lines running through the park: the Topanga and the Santa Ynez faults. Show More Summary

Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

3 days agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is a located in the heart of Sonoma County wine country. Last month, we hit the road to Northern California, spending a few days enjoying Sonoma — my first time visiting. There are many wonderful wineries and...Show More Summary

The Backbone Trail

3 days agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

The Backbone Trail. It’s on the list. This 68 mile trail traverses the entire Santa Monica Mountain range, starting near sea-level at the westernmost end in Point Mugu State Park, the trail climbs to the highest point at 3,111 ft. Sandstone...Show More Summary

Jack London Historic State Park

3 days agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

Last week I shared Part 1 of my Sonoma Valley trip, with our hike up Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. In Part 2, I share a family-friendly stroll with historical significance.  Jack London was a journalist, author, adventurer, and a farmer. Show More Summary

Boise State, Fresno State and UNLV top our MWC spring football preview

Boise State is coming off a successful 2014 season including a Mountain West Conference championship and a win in a New Year's Six bowl game. The Broncos are one of our teams to watch this spring in the MWC.

India’s Famous Cave Temples That Sat Unknown For More Than 1,000 Years

“The Ajanta Caves, 30 spellbinding Buddhist prayer halls and monasteries carved, as if by sorcery, into a horseshoe-shaped rock face in a mountainous region of India’s Maharashtra state, … were ‘discovered’ by accident in 1819 … [after being] abandoned by those who created it as long ago as AD 500.”

Kinder Morgan, NEB Draw Ire for Oil Spill Response Plans Released in Washington State, But Not B.C.

Since DeSmog Canada broke the story two weeks ago that Kinder Morgan publicly released its emergency oil spill plans for the Trans Mountain pipeline in Washington State while withholding or severely redacting the exact same plans inShow More Summary

Lawmakers Push To Rename 'Negro Mountain'

WASHINGTON -- Two Pennsylvania state representatives joined forces this month to petition the federal government to rename a controversially named peak in the Alleghany Mountains. Rep. Rosita Youngblood (D), who is the first African-American...Show More Summary

Plunging temperatures freeze New York geyser into 5-story 'ice volcano'

A blast of frigid Arctic air brought unusually cold temperatures to the northeastern U.S. this week In western New York, a geyser in Letchworth State Park has been frozen into a mountain of solid ice. It now resembles an "ice volcano" standing over 5 stories tall, with a stream of water still spurting out. The eastern U.S. Show More Summary

A Magical Elopement in Topanga Canyon

Our ceremony took place on a mountain in Topanga State Park, Los Angeles. It was a magical spot to us—its beauty played a big part in the ritual we had devised. In order to get there you had to follow a narrow trail over along a mountain ridge towards the peak. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood in Court Over State Funding of Abortions

Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood of Colorado is accused of using tax dollars to pay for abortions. That violates a state constitutional amendment passed by voters in 1984. The Colorado Department of Public Health audited the abortion seller in 2001 and ended its state funding. Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Natalie Decker is representing Jan Norton, the […]

Mysterious Lake Beasts of the Far North

The cold, rugged expanses of the northernmost U.S. state of Alaska naturally invite wonder and awe. Here is one of the last truly great wildernesses of North America; a relatively unexplored expanse of unspoiled mountains and ancient forests unfamiliar with the touch of humankind. Tucked within the...

Can any of these non-powers keep Boise State from another New Year's bowl?

Topping whoever wins the Mountain West will be tough. In addition to pitting the four best teams in the country against each other for the national title, the College Football Playoff affords one New Year's Day bowl spot to the top-ranked...Show More Summary

West Virginia vs. Iowa State: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

An elimination game of sorts awaits the No. 21 West Virginia Mountaineers and No. 14 Iowa State Cyclones at 4 p.m. ET. With Kansas cruising at the top of the Big 12 standings, both of these teams need to win Saturday in order to keep...Show More Summary

Pilot Flies Epic 9000 Mile Voyage In A Glorified Hang Glider

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This French-built, open cockpit ultralight was designed specifically with the adventure pilot in mind. I think a nine state journey, spanning 9000 miles, traversing mountains, rivers, and seashores qualifies as a certified adventure, and I want to try it. Read more...

Trek to Kangchenjunga

2 weeks agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

3minuteAdventures Click PLAY or watch part 1 on YouTube. This is a trek to Guichala pass at 4950m, in the state of Sikkim, India, for a clear view of Mt Kangchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world. In Part … Continue readin...

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