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Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast

Dec. 8, 2019 10:28 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Conservation groups have purchased a swath of land in Georgia that they describe as one of the largest unprotected open space parcels along the southeast Atlantic coast. The Conservation Fund and Open Space Institute announced Friday that they had bought the 16,000-acre (65-square-kilometer)...

Flood at famed Arizona waterfalls sends tourists scrambling

Dec. 2, 2019 9:43 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A popular tourist spot deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon known for its blue-green waterfalls will make repairs after heavy flooding over the Thanksgiving break sent tourists scrambling to higher ground. No one was injured in the flooding on the Havasupai reservation, and the...

Hikers answer plea to find wedding ring lost on mountaintop

Nov. 27, 2019 6:51 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man’s quest to find his wedding ring on a 4,000-foot snow-covered mountain in New Hampshire has been completed by a couple of hikers — and a metal detector. WMUR-TV reports Bill Giguere, of Massachusetts, recently lost the gold band on Mount Hancock. Giguere, who had...

Disturbing the peace? 5 hikes to avoid Yosemite crowds

Nov. 25, 2019 2:44 PM EST

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Dappled sunlight kisses the valley floor of Yosemite National Park. Granite monoliths, gushing waterfalls and giant sequoias abound. The wilderness is calling. But instead of hitting the trails in a place John Muir called “by far the grandest of all the special...

Smart watch calls 911 after 2 hikers fall off cliff

Oct. 24, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — A man says he and his hiking companion were rescued after they fell off a cliff in New Jersey because the impact spurred his smart watch to call 911. James Prudenciano and Paige Paruso were hiking in Hartshorne Woods Park in Atlantic Highlands last week when they got lost in...

Digital scavenger hunt makes you part of Lancaster history

Oct. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — On a hot October afternoon at Tschantz Cemetery, one of the oldest in Lancaster County, Adam Zurn looks strikingly similar to Indiana Jones. The 41-year-old Lampeter-Strasburg High School technology teacher has the look down. He carries a leather satchel and wears a white dress shirt...

APNewsBreak: Skeleton unearthed beneath California peak

Oct. 16, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The climbers were closing in on the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field. Closer inspection revealed a fractured human skull. Tyler Hofer and his climbing partner moved rocks aside and...