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Special to The TimesGET an autumn high — and save money at the same time — by vacationing at a usually high-priced American ski resort when there's no snow for skiing. It's one of fall's top bargains. All over the U.S. and Canadian Rockies, autumn hotel rates...
CALIFORNIA Winter Passport Program and Wine & Crab Taste-Off On passport day, Jan. 19, more than 40 wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains -- including some smaller establishments normally closed to visitors -- open their doors for tours and tastes. The...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLas Vegas Sorry, Bugsy. In 1941, you came to this desert valley dreaming of building a gambling paradise to fleece tourists, celebrate excess and promote decadence. Now I drift into your town ignoring the exploding fountains, the blinding neon lights...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSpeeding high over the Costa Rican jungle on a zip line sounded like a thrilling way for Jerry Shirley of Denver to see the lush tropical terrain around the coastal town of Jaco. All went well until he realized during his fifth ride that the leather...
Tags: Climbing, Cycling, Motorcycling, Contracts, Trips and Vacations
1. A Salinas storyteller's tale NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER Salinas, Monterey County It is always a challenge to commemorate a life, never mind a writer's life. Unlike museums devoted to sports legends or war heroes, a museum that honors a man of arts and...
Mountaineers worldwide consider it the zenith of the Sierra, 14,242 feet of vertigo-inducing walls and saw-toothed ridgelines, the loftiest in a cluster of peaks that guard the eastern flank of Kings Canyon National Park. North Palisade, they will tell...
Times Staff WriterCave Junction, Ore. "You want to try a bat hang?" Tim asks and flips over in his harness. His feet point straight up. We're about halfway up a 60-foot black walnut, dangling from a combination of ropes, knots and carabiners. Tim's been doing this for 13...
LOS ANGELES, August 9, 2006 Latimes.com, the Los Angeles Times' website, today launched "Your Scene," a new online photo community that allows users to upload their favorite photos, create their own photo albums, and email those collections to family...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSir Edmund Hillary, the mountain-climbing New Zealand beekeeper who became a mid-20th century hero as the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, has died. He was 88. Hillary, who made his historic climb to the top of the world's highest...
An avalanche swept down a major summit in the Mont Blanc range before dawn today, leaving eight climbers missing and presumed dead along a trail often used to reach western Europe's highest peak. "There's no chance of finding anyone alive," French...
Tags: Climbing, France, Mountaineering, Feet, Hospitals and Clinics
Times Staff WriterNo. 1 Duke Location: Durham, N.C. Conference: Atlantic Coast. RPI: 1. Record: 30-3. Against tournament field: 11-2. Away from home: 16-2. In last 10 games: 8-2. Impressive victories: Nov. 25, at New York vs. Memphis, 70-67; Dec. 10, at East Rutherford,...
Times Staff WriterThe great outdoors has always intimidated me. Although I played some football in college and even cashed a few NFL checks, I always was in awe of people who climbed rocks, biked mountains and rode river rapids. Getting hit by a linebacker is one thing....
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