June 17, 2012 |
JARBIDGE, Nev. - To find Jarbidge - a town so isolated the federal government rates its air quality as some of the country's purest - my husband, Michael, and I spent hours covering 50 miles of a rock and dirt road, twisting and turning alongside rivers and through mountain passes. Of course, the drive would have been shorter if we hadn't stopped so often to take photographs. I had heard that Jarbidge Canyon held bizarre pillars of rock known as hoodoos, and that the 113,167-acre Jarbidge Wilderness was beautiful but that neither the canyon nor the area's 10,000-feet-plus peaks were visible from major highways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2011 |
Jerry Schad had a simple explanation for his ability to quickly experience every mile he wrote about in his guidebooks, which helped expand hiking opportunities in Southern California: "I run through the boring parts and walk through the interesting ones. " His "Afoot and Afield in San Diego County," first published in 1986, is regarded as the preeminent guide to the region's trails. He followed it with two other well-regarded "Afoot and Afield" books, on Orange County and then Los Angeles County.
July 14, 2011 |
One in a series of occasional stories At Wilson's Eastside Sports in the Eastern Sierra town of Bishop, employees have been ringing up sales at a hectic pace lately as rock climbers, hikers and mountaineers stock up for the summer season. But a few blocks away, Brock's Flyfishing Specialists was quiet and empty on a recent Saturday afternoon, the victim of dismal fishing conditions around the Owens Valley. Heavy snow this winter kept several mountain lakes frozen long into spring, and an early-summer heat wave had created a torrent of snowmelt in nearby streams and rivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2008 |
Inmates in Orange County's Central Men's Jail were locked in their cells Monday for a third consecutive day, the result of a racially motivated melee involving about two dozen inmates, an Orange County sheriff's official said. About 1,300 inmates at the Santa Ana jail have been denied outdoor recreation, religious services, education programs and visits from family and friends because of a Friday night brawl between black and Latino inmates, said Sheriff's Capt. Roland Chacon.
March 1, 2005
"A Little Fish Story" [Feb. 22] was so delightful and refreshing -- far from the other stories that directed the course of the day, from the drenching to the depressing. As a native of the South Bay area, I've always been familiar with the Redondo Beach Pier and can appreciate the pleasantly charming observations you made. Thanks for introducing us to some individuals who were interestingly ordinary, and routinely unique. Kerri Webb Inglewood I was under the impression the Outdoors section was about outdoor recreation, not a Hemingway-styled trip into depression.
December 19, 2004
The Nov. 21 article "A Bear in the Woods" (by Lee Green) is a litany of errors, misunderstandings and distortions. It misses the point about national forest management today. Most Americans want the same things from their national forests and grasslands: clean air, clean water, habitat for wildlife, beautiful scenery and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. As a forester and conservationist, I want those things too. We can't have them unless we focus on the real threats to the nation's forests and grasslands.