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What to do with Mammoth's mountain of snow? 'Snow pit' frees up room to push fresh powder

It seems a child’s parable, as if the mythical city of El Dorado had too much gold. But Mammoth Lakes, a winter recreation outpost that often has too little snow, now has far too much.

In what is shaping up to be the snowiest month on record, the Eastern Sierra town has created what it terms a snow pit just east of town, north of California 203.

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Catch peak wildflower season on a small-ship cruise of Canada's west coast

Modern Canada turns 150 this year, and Maple Leaf Adventures is teaming up with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society to offer a small-ship cruise that explores British Columbia’s west coast and Pacific history.

The trip to the network of coastal waterways called the Salish Sea is set for April during peak spring wildflower and wildlife season.

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5 feet in Big Bear? 'The drought is going to get crushed,' forecaster says of new winter storms

SoCal skiers may see heavy snow pound their favorite resorts the next several days, as another winter storm system — again arriving in three overlapping chapters — rolls through the region.

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Mammoth braces for more snow in the aftermath of big crowds, long waits at lifts

More snow is in the forecast again for Mammoth Lakes, in the wake of a holiday crush where some lift line waits reportedly stretched to 90 minutes. The new system was expected to roll in Wednesday afternoon and linger through the weekend.

Visitors reported 60- to 90-minute waits at some of the busiest runs on Saturday, as the resort faced delays in digging out from last week’s string of blizzards.

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In Kenya, tour elephant, chimp and white rhino sanctuaries

Immerse yourself in the wilderness on a 12-day Holden Safaris tour designed for travelers who want to combine wildlife viewing with insights into the issues facing eastern Africa’s rhino, elephant, lion and chimpanzee populations.

Participants will visit an elephant orphanage in Kenya, a sanctuary for young elephants at Ithumba in Tsavo East National Park and learn about elephant behavior at Amboseli.

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Live the Las Vegas high life, circa 1960: Now you can stay the casino owner's swanky penthouse

Want to revel in an over-the-top vintage hotel suite in Las Vegas where a casino owner once lived? For the first time, you can.

Prices for hotel owner Jackie Gaughan’s suite at El Cortez Hotel & Casino start at $500 a night. The downtown hotel is on Fremont Street east of Las Vegas Boulevard in the expanding Fremont East entertainment district.

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