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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The storms hit Deukmejian Wilderness Park with the force of a thousand fire hoses, blasting tons of water through the canyon gorges and knocking out two bridges that had led hikers to the Rim of the Valley trail. More than two years after El Nino battered the 702-acre park, the city, citing a lack of adequate funds, has yet to repair the route, the main link to a broader system of trails in the Angeles National Forest. Hikers who venture up the path leading to the valley's rim don't get far.
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NEWS
February 10, 2004
I have been begging my wife for years to cancel the Los Angeles Times because it's a leftist rag. Since discovering Outdoors, I no longer encourage her to do so. I particularly enjoy the hiking articles and The Guide. Dennis Kuntz Covina
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2009 | Louis Sahagun
Wildlife biologist Kevin Ryan stood on the edge of a rocky ridge in the heart of untamed Santa Catalina Island on Friday, inhaled deeply and admired a vista rimmed in cobalt blue that has changed little in thousands of years. Fog drifted off green hills bristling with cholla cactus and spiced with the scent of sage. The loudest sounds were the songs of meadowlarks. About 600 feet below, the ocean crashed on the boulder-strewn base of steep mountains riven by wind and water.
NEWS
April 7, 1990
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service, offers the following tips for springtime hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains: * Water is life. Carry plenty of water and drink it. One quart or more for short walks. More for longer hikes. Alcohol is not a good substitute for water. * Sun protection. Wear sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. Long-sleeved shirts are recommended on sunny days. * Never hike alone; use the buddy system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2001
A San Jose engineer reached the snowy, wind-whipped summit of mile-high Mt. Katahdin in Maine on Saturday, becoming the first person to complete hiking's "Triple Crown" in a calendar year. Since Jan. 1, the 40-year-old computer systems engineer has trekked 7,400 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide in the Rockies and the Appalachian Trail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1999
As temperatures dropped and rain clouds gathered, about 65 rescuers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department were searching Saturday night for a missing 16-year-old hiker in the rugged mountains south of Pyramid Lake in Angeles National Forest. The boy, identified as Peter Knickerbocker of Torrance, had been hiking with three friends from a campsite about three miles south of the lake to a nearby creek, said Lt. Larry Gump of the Santa Clarita sheriff's station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1993
The new hiking permit tax voted in by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is unreasonable, multiple taxation. Our regular taxes provide money to be used by the Department of Parks and Recreation to maintain the trails. I am entitled as a taxpayer to enjoy the horse trails, mountain trails and our local campgrounds. In some cases, a fee for overnight or daytime camping is already required. Now we have to pay additional fees to hike to the place we just paid to camp at. Something else that really pulls my chain is the adopt-a-trail program.
NEWS
April 24, 1991 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN
Although freeway-close to urban areas, Southern California's mountain ranges are nonetheless rugged; even experienced hikers must use caution. The U.S. Forest Service and other state and local agencies with jurisdiction over these areas are often unable to maintain trails and in many cases depend on local volunteers. This means that, especially after the March rains, some trails are eroded or partly blocked by rocks or debris. Here are some hints for safe hiking: * Watch where you are going.
NEWS
June 11, 1998 | STEVE HYMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Why bring the 10 essentials on every hike? Consider the following: * A Palmdale woman goes hiking with two friends in the Angeles National Forest. They separate. It begins to snow. The woman's friends become concerned when she fails to return to the car. * Four hikers attempt to summit Mt. San Gorgonio, but they can't find the trail they're looking for. It's a nice day, but night comes and the temperature drops. They're stranded at 10,000 feet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
With the fire season declared over, areas north and west of Brea Canyon, Tonner Canyon and Carbon Canyon have been reopened for hikers and nature lovers. Brea's acting fire chief, Bill Simpkins, said those areas had been closed since last May 28 to reduce the danger of fires in that part of the county. The areas were reopened Monday, Moody said.
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