September 18, 2011
If you go THE BEST WAY TO DENVER From LAX, American, United, Frontier and Southwest offer nonstop service to Denver, and US Airways offers connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $212. From Denver International Airport, it's about a two-hour drive north to the trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. At the Longs Peak Ranger Station and Campground entrance, make a left and go one mile to the trailhead. This extremely strenuous hike, 16 miles round trip, has an elevation gain of 5,000 feet.
July 25, 2004 |
The lifeless body of Marvin Heemeyer was still at the controls of his Jurassic bulldozer when the strange chatter began. For the preceding 90 minutes he'd behaved like an imperious child who didn't get his way, avenging his wounded pride by trying to raze 13 buildings in the rustic mountain town of Granby, Colo. But almost as soon as he'd ended the rampage by putting a bullet through his head, the former muffler shop magnate was attracting admirers. Not in Granby, of course.
July 15, 2003 |
A black bear mauled two campers over the weekend, leaving them with torn scalps and forcing rangers to shut down a number of backcountry camping sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials said. Patrick Finan, 22, of Boulder, and Tim Schuett, 23, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., were attacked as they slept in separate tents early Sunday, officials said. Finan was bitten on the forehead and scalp, park spokesman Kyle Patterson said.
September 23, 1985 |
Autumn arrived with a shiver and a coat of snow in the northern Rockies and Plains today as a fast-moving storm skated southward from Canada, while the East Coast braced for a tropical storm, a weather system fueled by heat. On the first full day of fall, Colorado's higher mountains made the transition from summer with a new accumulation of six inches of snow. Colorado's Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in North America, was closed during the weekend by four-foot snowdrifts.
October 12, 1985 |
A rain-swollen Kansas river rose four feet in one hour, forcing 100 residents to flee their homes Friday, while heavy thunderstorms across New Mexico washed out bridges, closed roads and took the life of one woman. Officials at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado closed the 11,000-foot-high Trail Ridge Road for the winter after snowplows failed to bust seven-foot drifts. The Whitewater River in Augusta, Kan., fed by up to five inches of rain, was more than 30 feet deep and rising.
October 7, 2003 |
Remember gorp, the funky trail mix of the '80s? It went the way of hair bands when PowerBars hit the market, but today's outward-bound will find bona fide sustenance at GORP.com (Great Outdoor Recreation Pages). The home page kicks things off with editorial essays, travel deals and Web links -- all geared to experiencing the world outdoors. Seasonal and regional offerings make the site relevant locally. Click on "Close to Home" for day trips and current activities nearest you.
August 15, 2002 |
Firefighters were working to control a wildfire near an upscale suburban neighborhood Wednesday but lost a single-engine airplane delivering retardant when it veered off a runway. Authorities suspected a passing Union Pacific train sparked the wildfire, which forced the evacuation of approximately 90 homes about 10 miles west of Denver. Residents were allowed to return late Wednesday evening. The airplane, carrying fire retardant for the U.S.
July 13, 2012 |
Los Angeles Times photographer Mark Boster created a remarkable photographic record of Yosemite National Park in four seasons. His photos are spectacular -- and he shares some details on how he got those pictures. Now here's a chance to learn from the pros how to capture the wonders of California's signature park. Canon and the American Park Network are sponsoring free photography workshops three times a day to take you around Yosemite and get you snapping. The deal: The Photography in the Parks program includes free photo and video workshops at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and sunset (around 8 to 8:30 p.m.)