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Hang glider dies after crashing into tree in the San Bernardino National Forest

A hang glider died Wednesday when he crashed into a tree in the San Bernardino National Forest shortly after taking off, fire officials said. Details about the crash were limited, but it happened just after 1:30 p.m. at the Crestline Soaring Society Glider Launch site within the forest, said Capt....

This 'Glamping' Resort Has The Most Epic View In All Of Japan

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

If you've ever rolled your eyes at the concept of "glamping" (glamorous camping), prepare to eat your words. Hoshinoya Fuji, a glamping resort nestled in the forests of a national park in Japan, is exactly what camping should be. That...Show More Summary

Hiking to Lord Hill and the Evans Notch Mica Mine

20 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

Evans Notch is on the easternmost border of the White Mountain National Forest straddling New Hampshire and Maine. While it doesn’t boast any 4000 footers, the hiking trails and smaller peaks here are wonderfully scenic and well worth a visit with wide open vistas, moderate hiking, and few crowds. One excellent excursion and a great hike for kids, is […]            

A Recipe for Grandma's Wild Black Raspberry Jam

Photo by Jamie Carlson A simple recipe for a delicious wild summer treat. As a kid, I spent my summers in northern Minnesota: fishing, waterskiing, and exploring the woods of the Chippewa National Forest. One of my favorite pastimes was wandering the dirt road that lead to my grandparents’ cabin and picking wild raspberries. Show More Summary

Bear injures man in Angeles National Forest; officials order campground closed

State officials have ordered the closure of a campground in the Angeles National Forest above Altadena as they try to trap a bear after the animal injured a man in his tent early Saturday, officials said. The man, who was looking at his iPad when his tent fell down on him around 2 a.m. Saturday,...

Camper Needs 18 Stitches After Close Encounter With Bear In Angeles National Forest

California Fish and Wildlife officials are trying to capture and relocate the bear. [ more › ]

Wildfires across California consume nearly 60,000 acres

Six wildfires were burning across California on Saturday, consuming nearly 60,000 acres. More than 4,500 firefighters were battling the fires, which stretched from the Klammath National Forest in Northern California to the Mexican border in San Diego County, according to the California Department...

noaasanctuaries: Say hello to the purple sea urchin! Found in...

noaasanctuaries: Say hello to the purple sea urchin! Found in West Coast sanctuaries like Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, these little urchins inhabit tide pools and kelp forests, where they eat algae like kelp, as well as other decayed matter. Have you spotted a purple sea urchin while visiting a sanctuary? (Photo: Chad King/NOAA)

Great Hikes: Mount Morgan and Mount Percival Loop

Mount Morgan (2220?) and Mount Percival (2212?) overlook Squam Lake in southern New Hampshire on the southern border of the White Mountain National Forest. These two small mountains make a popular loop hike, great for kids, with good scrambles and expansive views. Save this one for a sunny day and you won’t be disappointed. There are […]            

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Divide, Colorado

A national monument in Teller County, Colorado, the Florissant Fossil Beds are known for, well, the Florissant fossil beds. Fossilized stumps of a redwood forest litter the site, which is the most prolific source of fossilized insects...Show More Summary

Myanmar hill country tour focuses on villages, temples

See ancient Buddhist temples and visit tribal villages on a 12-day Mountain Travel Sobek tour of Myanmar. The tour focuses on the road less traveled, visiting the nation's rural countryside, where participants will hike on forested trails that will bring them to places such as Inle Lake, known...

Glowing Millipedes of Sequoia National Park in Three Rivers, California

On the forest floor of Sequoia National Park there are countless hidden insects and things that crawl, but only one boldly makes its presence known every night by lighting up its entire body to scare off predators. Millipedes can make a juicy meal for larger predators, so brightly glowing millipedes might seem like easy prey. Show More Summary

Fast-moving fire burns 100 acres near Azusa

A brush fire erupted Monday morning near Morris Dam in the Angeles National Forest as temperatures soared past 100 degrees across Southern California. The 100-acre blaze, called the Reservoir fire, was reported about 11:01 a.m. at Highway 39 in the San Gabriel Mountains, said Andrew Mitchell, spokesman...

Heat and wind feed fire burning almost 8,000 acres in Santa Barbara County

Despite winds blowing 50 mph and triple-digit heat this weekend, firefighters made gains on a wildfire that has burned more than 12 square miles of forest in Santa Barbara County and Los Padres National Forest since last week, officials said Monday. The Sherpa fire was reportedly 54% contained...

U.K. Government Plans To Create New National Forest

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The U.K. government has backed plans to create a new national forest in England in an effort to improve the natural environment over a 25-year period. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will publish the details of...Show More Summary

Reporter Tests Glass Bridge In China With Sledgehammer

last weekHumor / odd : Geekologie

In Hell No Get Me Off This Thing news, this is a video of a BBC news reporter who was invited to try to break an example of the glass panels used to construct the Zhangjiajie bridge at the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China. The...Show More Summary

Public Land: House Committee Passes First Land-Transfer Legislation

Photo by Natalie Krebs The bill allows for up to two million acres of National Forest lands to be handed over to state control for the primary purpose of a timber sale. For months we have discussed, debated, and reported on the movement...Show More Summary

Fire burning in Los Padres National Forest near Santa Barbara grows to 1,200 acres

A 15-mile stretch of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County that shut down overnight for a fast-moving brush fire was reopened Thursday morning, Caltrans officials said. The highway between El Capitan State Beach and Gaviota reopened just before 7:30 a.m., Caltrans spokesman Jim Shivers said. But...

Fire spreads in Santa Barbara County, prompting mandatory evacuations

A wind-driven wildfire has charred 150 acres in the Los Padres National Forest and prompted evacuation orders in three canyons north of Santa Barbara. The fire started off of Refugio Road, in the vicinity of Scherpa Ranch, Wednesday afternoon about 3:20 p.m. Mandatory evacuation orders have been...

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