| Apr 23, 2010
| 2:41 PM
Ice-covered volcanoes like the one in Iceland that brought European air traffic to a standstill are the center of an emerging branch of volcano science that seeks to answer important questions about climate change.
Scientists believe the rocks created...
| Feb 21, 2010
There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to dress up a dowager, especially when this unique lady celebrates a diamond anniversary.
Besides the new paint on its old lodge, the Badger Pass Ski Area in Yosemite National Park now boasts state-of-the-art...
| Feb 21, 2010
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO BADGER PASS
From Los Angeles, take Interstate 5 north to California Highway 99 north to Fresno. From Fresno, take California Highway 41 north to Oakhurst and Yosemite National Park. To reach Badger Pass from the park's...
| Jan 9, 2011
One spring morning last year, I stuffed my rucksack with things I bring on camping trips in the U.S.: fleece, books 'n' socks, toothbrush, bug spray, sunshades. Then I shouldered my mandolin case, unlatched my apartment gate and stepped into the sunshine....
| Aug 29, 2010
The Olson House is hard to find, but once you arrive, there is no mistaking it. We made a few wrong turns at first, my brother and his wife, my wife, Margie, and I. The four of us had had taken this day trip to the village of Cushing just three years ago,...
| Jul 24, 2011
Our first view of Machu Picchu was from across a cloud-covered valley. My daughter Betsy and I had hiked three hours in air so thick that you could cut it with a machete. We were exploring the partially restored Inca ruins of Llactapata with our...
| Jul 2, 2006
SHAKING my shoulders to dislodge the ice cube that was slithering down my back, I stepped forward to claim the certificate verifying that I had crossed the Arctic Circle into the land of the midnight sun.
This was a rite of passage on Day 5 of a six-...
| Nov 30, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Yosemite National Park has announced that Tioga and Glacier Point roads have closed for the season. Ths closure of scenic Tioga Road eliminates vehicle travel through the eastern entrance of Yosemite. Yosemite also issued a reminder that all roads within....
| Sep 18, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Approximately 35 people received their United States citizenship Thursday during a special ceremony at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. "We are extremely proud and honored to have hosted this special naturalization ceremony," said Scott Gediman,...
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Many Yosemite National Park visitors never realized the view they were missing ??? the iconic Half Dome framed between the cliffs of Glacier Point and the granite walls of El Capitan ??? or the availability of a spot to take......