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    Favorite Fall Hikes, Part 4: The Warmer States

    fileAutumn color will peak soon on trails in many northern areas of the U.S., but let's not forget that there's some great fall hiking down south, too. It's not all about red and yellow leaves here—in some places, fall is simply that blissful time when you can finally turn off the AC and reconnect with the outdoors. Let's check in now with the staff of warmer-weather REI stores for their fall hiking suggestions. For more ideas, see the previous REI Blog posts on early-season fall hikes and other ...

    Posted by Steve T on October 14, 2011 2:37 PM & Tagged Autumn, Fall, Georgia, Hiking, Nevada, North Carolina, backpacking, california, maryland, texas and virginia | permalink | Comments

    Bald Eagles Reintroduced to California's Channel Islands

    fileI love a good environmental success story, and a new 14-minute film called Return Flight: Restoring the Bald Eagle to the Channel Islands tells one such story. The film had its premiere last Saturday at the Channel Islands National Park visitor center in Ventura, Calif. Made by Kevin White and narrated by Peter Coyote, it documents the dramatic return of these birds to the islands.   Take a look: Here's the back-story: Bald-eagle habitat on the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern ...

    Posted by Steve T on June 14, 2011 3:36 PM & Tagged National Park, bald eagles, california, channel islands, return flight and stewardship | permalink | Comments

    A Free Gift of Land in the OC?

    fileI’ve been following an interesting debate in Orange County (Calif.) about the pending gift of open space from the Irvine Company, the large real-estate developer with roots in the county that date back to the 1860s, to the county government. The 20,000-acre parcel of undeveloped land in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains is remarkable for its ecological diversity. It’s potentially a boon for hikers and other recreationalists, too, being that it’s surrounded by the huge population centers ...

    Posted by Steve T on June 30, 2010 5:04 PM & Tagged Hiking, california, open space, orange county, santa ana mountains and wildlife | permalink | Comments

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