Now’s best time of year to hit the Lamorinda trails

With the new time change (I still think Daylight Saving Time was designed just to keep us in a constant state of confusion) and warmer weather, now is the best time of year in Lafayette and Lamorinda. Also, as more people get their vaccinations, more of us will enjoy all that our little part of the planet has to offer — superb dining and shopping, green hills, great views and

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Whiskeytown National Recreation restores trails, bridge after Carr Fire

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Visitors to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will see some new features and restored facilities at the park this summer.

That’s after park staff rangers spent much of the past year restoring areas of Whiskeytown damaged by the Carr Fire in summer 2018, and the floods that further damaged the park in February 2019. Experts said at the time, the fire destroyed

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4 top winter hiking trails near Lancaster County, plus how to stay warm and safe | Food + Living

The great outdoors widens horizons as we continue to hunker down. Going outside doesn’t have to stop when the temperatures drop. There’s beauty in taking a walk in the winter. Wilma Wagler loves walking through the covered bridges crossing the Conestoga River around her home near Leola, no matter the weather.

“It is so invigorating,” she says. “I love the scenery and getting outside. It keeps me emotionally and physically

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Snowmobile trails to be open as usual in Snowy Range | Outdoors

Motorized recreation in the Snowy Range should go on as usual this winter despite the Mullen Fire’s burn footprint, which covers a large swath of the snowmobile trail network in that area.

Josh Milek, a regional supervisor for the Wyoming Trails Program, said a recent trail assessment revealed that none of the trail corridors were impacted by the fire. Some trail markers were damaged, and a high wind event in

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Opt Outside with these family hikes with accessible trails near Denver

Garden of the Gods has trails perfect for hikers of all skill and ability level. (Mindy Sink, Special to The Denver Post)

Even with wildfires and the change of season, hiking is still on for those interested in some quality outdoor time. Whether you’re hiking solo or with family to burn off your Thanksgiving food coma, there are trails for every ability and interest on the Front Range in every

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Idaho earthquakes affect rock climbing, trails in Sawtooths

Six months after a major earthquake rattled Idaho, the rumbling has continued with a quake shaking near Stanley as recently as Monday morning. Since March 31, the earthquakes have intrigued scientists and, in some cases, reshaped the landscape of the Sawtooth mountains near their epicenter.

The initial magnitude-6.5 quake and its aftershocks caused multiple avalanches in the Sawtooths, but many of the effects were masked by snow. As the weather

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RCC’s TRAILS program awarded $15K Duke Energy Foundation Nature Grant | Rockingham Now



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Students in RCC’s TRAILS program get field practice on campus. RCC just received a $15,000 grant for the program from the Duke Energy Foundation.




WENTWORTH – Rockingham Community College’s TRAILS program has received a $15,000 Duke Energy Foundation Nature Grant.

It is not the first time Duke Energy has shown strong support of TRAILS – an acronym for “Trail Recreation and Adventure Institute for Leadership and

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What’s open for Labor Day at beaches, parks, zoos and trails in Southern California

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Two giraffes roam the L.A. Zoo in October 2019. (Tad Motoyama / L.A. Zoo)

With Labor Day nearing, wildfires burning and pandemic restrictions still in effect, local and state authorities are limiting access to many indoor and outdoor recreation options.

Still, most parks, beaches and trails are open, and enterprises including the L.A. Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego and Mammoth Mountain are finding

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What’s open and closed for Labor Day at local beaches, parks, zoos and trails

Two giraffes roam the L.A. Zoo in October 2019. <span class=(Tad Motoyama / L.A. Zoo)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/V7FlOz5gLzpjaxubLDPHHw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY5NC41NzM2NDM0MTA4NTI3/https://media.zenfs.com/en/la_times_articles_853/057f861083dedf8625529be643af8576″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/V7FlOz5gLzpjaxubLDPHHw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY5NC41NzM2NDM0MTA4NTI3/https://media.zenfs.com/en/la_times_articles_853/057f861083dedf8625529be643af8576″/
Two giraffes roam the L.A. Zoo in October 2019. (Tad Motoyama / L.A. Zoo)

With Labor Day nearing, wildfires burning and pandemic restrictions still in effect, local and state authorities are limiting access to many indoor and outdoor recreation options.

Still, most parks, beaches and trails are open, and enterprises including the L.A. Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego and Mammoth Mountain are finding

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