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Yosemite's Half Dome cables will remain, hikers still limitedThe hike up the granite monolith Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.

Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:07:23 GMT

(image) The hike up the granite monolith Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.


The hike up the granite monolith Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is one of the most iconic in the nationwide system, but on Friday officials announced approval of a plan that permanently limits how many can do it.



Retiree spends golden years as adventure travelerLen Stanmore, 60, has climbed the Seven Summits, skied to the North and South Poles, run 150 miles in seven-day races across deserts, and is currently racing across the snowy expanse of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:12:47 GMT

(image) Len Stanmore, 60, has climbed the Seven Summits, skied to the North and South Poles, run 150 miles in seven-day races across deserts, and is currently racing across the snowy expanse of the Antarctic Peninsula.


Len Stanmore, 60, has climbed the Seven Summits, skied to the North and South Poles, run 150 miles in seven-day races across deserts, and is currently racing across the snowy expanse of the Antarctic Peninsula.



Enjoy fall foliage by boatDriving around looking at the gorgeous amber, orange and sunset-colored leaves of deciduous trees is a familiar fall road trip, but a handful of enterprising boat companies now offer traffic-free foliage tours by water.

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:12:35 GMT

(image) Driving around looking at the gorgeous amber, orange and sunset-colored leaves of deciduous trees is a familiar fall road trip, but a handful of enterprising boat companies now offer traffic-free foliage tours by water.


Driving around looking at the gorgeous amber, orange and sunset-colored leaves of deciduous trees is a familiar fall road trip, but a handful of enterprising boat companies now offer traffic-free foliage tours by water.



Get out! 5 leaf-peeping adventuresTravelers these days can experience autumn foliage in a mind-boggling number of ways: climbing into the treetops, paddling kayaks down rivers and lakes, or ziplining high above the forest floor.

Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:09:15 GMT

(image) Travelers these days can experience autumn foliage in a mind-boggling number of ways: climbing into the treetops, paddling kayaks down rivers and lakes, or ziplining high above the forest floor.


Travelers these days can experience autumn foliage in a mind-boggling number of ways: climbing into the treetops, paddling kayaks down rivers and lakes, or ziplining high above the forest floor.



World's most bikeable wine regionsWine regions from Africa to Argentina are opening new cycling paths and offering programs for bike enthusiasts — a cleaner, healthier and more in-depth way to taste the terroir of a region.

Wed, 5 Sep 2012 13:51:29 GMT

(image) Wine regions from Africa to Argentina are opening new cycling paths and offering programs for bike enthusiasts — a cleaner, healthier and more in-depth way to taste the terroir of a region.


Wine regions from Africa to Argentina are opening new cycling paths and offering programs for bike enthusiasts — a cleaner, healthier and more in-depth way to taste the terroir of a region.



Obstacle races feature mud, fake blood — and zombiesIn need of some motivation to maintain your exercise regimen while traveling? You could find a running buddy or join a local gym. Or you could compete in a 5K obstacle course while being chased by zombies.

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:10:54 GMT

(image) In need of some motivation to maintain your exercise regimen while traveling? You could find a running buddy or join a local gym. Or you could compete in a 5K obstacle course while being chased by zombies.


In need of some motivation to maintain your exercise regimen while traveling? You could find a running buddy or join a local gym. Or you could compete in a 5K obstacle course while being chased by zombies.



New adventure venues put the 'zip' in zip liningLooking to add a little zip to your summer vacation plans? The zip line industry feels your ennui. From the cypress forests of central Florida to the edge of Denali National Park in Alaska, zip line operators are offering experiences that are higher, faster and wilder.

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:41:12 GMT

(image) Looking to add a little zip to your summer vacation plans? The zip line industry feels your ennui. From the cypress forests of central Florida to the edge of Denali National Park in Alaska, zip line operators are offering experiences that are higher, faster and wilder.


Looking to add a little zip to your summer vacation plans? The zip line industry feels your ennui. From the cypress forests of central Florida to the edge of Denali National Park in Alaska, zip line operators are offering experiences that are higher, faster and wilder.



Get moving! Try an adventure while on vacationWhen you want more out of your trip than just a beach and a book, try some of these adventure destinations.

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:56:21 GMT

(image) When you want more out of your trip than just a beach and a book, try some of these adventure destinations.


When you want more out of your trip than just a beach and a book, try some of these adventure destinations.



Climber's dreams dashed far below Everest summitAfter months of training and shelling out $55,000, Joe Martinet’s dream of climbing Mount Everest ended abruptly when the guide service he was using canceled the trip because of safety concerns.

Wed, 16 May 2012 20:49:00 GMT

(image) After months of training and shelling out $55,000, Joe Martinet’s dream of climbing Mount Everest ended abruptly when the guide service he was using canceled the trip because of safety concerns.


After months of training and shelling out $55,000, Joe Martinet’s dream of climbing Mount Everest ended abruptly when the guide service he was using canceled the trip because of safety concerns.



Military families get free entry into national parks

Mon, 1 Oct 2012 06:35:00 GMT

Active-duty military personnel and their dependents will soon be able to enter every national park for free as part of an effort to thank service members and their families for the sacrifices they make, the Interior Department announced Tuesday.



Eco-tourism may be good news for sharks

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:27:04 GMT

(image) Imagine swimming in crystalline ocean waters shot through with sunlight when one of Earth's most notorious predators swims into view — a very close view.



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Hike a national park without leaving home No doubt you’re familiar with Street View, the Google Maps technology that lets you travel along city streets via your computer or smartphone screen.

Fri, 9 Mar 2012 22:19:58 GMT

(image) No doubt you’re familiar with Street View, the Google Maps technology that lets you travel along city streets via your computer or smartphone screen.


No doubt you’re familiar with Street View, the Google Maps technology that lets you travel along city streets via your computer or smartphone screen.



Price for hiking in US forests is under review

Thu, 1 Mar 2012 22:59:00 GMT

For years, hikers across the country have had to pay a fee to park at U.S. Forest Service sites and trail heads but that's now under review.



'Vomit Comet' roller coaster could bring weightless thrills to EarthThink about the tallest, wildest roller coaster you've ever been on. If a Southern California design firm has its way, you haven't felt anything yet.

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:44:03 GMT

(image) Think about the tallest, wildest roller coaster you've ever been on. If a Southern California design firm has its way, you haven't felt anything yet.


Think about the tallest, wildest roller coaster you've ever been on. If a Southern California design firm has its way, you haven't felt anything yet.



Yosemite: Fewer people should climb Half Dome

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:28:14 GMT

Yosemite National Park officials say lowering the number of permits to Half Dome is the best option for maintaining the wilderness character at the popular hiking spot.



Top 5 golfing vacation destinations

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:24:05 GMT