The views atop 10,243-foot Mount Washburn are vast, the hike to the summit cool and stimulating. (A vacationing President Clinton was driven to the summit on a fire road, and hiked down the mountain.) The Lamar Valley, in the northeast part of the park, is renowned for wildlife watching. I have, with aid of spotting scope, seen grizzly bears and watched the Druid wolf pack from a bluff near Soda Butte. Alas, the pack is no longer with us, but the Lamar remains an epic spot for watching wildlife. … [Read more...] about Connelly: From Maui to Maine, you must visit these 13 American national parks in your lifetime
Salmon river trail
see here for exact directions. Lazy cyclists will want to head to the 40-mile, 75-percent-flat Brad Freeman Trail around Lake Oroville, while the Middle Fork of the Feather River offers superlative fishing and kayaking on one of the U.S.’s original eight Wild and Scenic rivers. … [Read more...] about Butte County Is Your Next Secret Northern California Destination
“I really don’t know what can be done or should be done about the unprepared ‘pilgrims’ who get into trouble and perish or need to be rescued," he said in an email to the AP. “I have no objection to removing the bus, or building a bridge to it, if a persuasive argument can be made that doing either of these things would solve the problem. I am skeptical about the wisdom of either of these proposed measures, however.” … [Read more...] about ‘Into the Wild’ lures the unprepared to Alaska wilderness
And looking ahead to three days after Saturday’s primary – when 14 states from coast to coast hold contests on Super Tuesday – Randall said: “I’m also interested to see what happens after South Carolina since he’s putting so much into South Carolina, so give him a shot, try to put him forward and see what happens next week and may the best man or woman win.” … [Read more...] about Can South Carolina resurrect Joe Biden’s White House bid?
What could be better than warm weather, plenty of outdoor activities and entertainment, plus beautiful beaches and scenery year-round? Whatever you need to beat the winter doldrums, you can find it in Myrtle Beach. There are plenty of ways to warm up throughout your stay, and it's easy to do on a budget, too. With tons of deals on lodging and activities, the Myrtle Beach area provides the biggest bang for your vacation buck. … [Read more...] about Cure the winter blues in Myrtle Beach