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Time shortens to drive scenic road in Red Rock Canyon

Oct. 28, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The time to drive down a scenic road at Red Rock Canyon is shifting as the sun sets earlier. The 13-mile scenic drive at the national conservation area west of the Las Vegas Strip will close at 5 p.m. starting Friday. Until then, it's open until 7 p.m. The area has miles of hiking trails,...

Review: 'Classic Krakauer' is pure adventure and risk

Oct. 28, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

"Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk," Anchor Books, by Jon Krakauer The essays are older — primarily from the mid-1990s — for publications such as Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine and Outside magazine, but "Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk" is very Jon Krakauer: At...

Australia's iconic rock Uluru scaled by final climbers

Oct. 25, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

ULURU, Australia (AP) — Nature seemed to be siding with indigenous Australians' demand for Uluru to be respected as a sacred site on Friday when high winds threatened to prematurely end the generations-old tradition of climbing the sandstone monolith. Rangers warned hundreds of anxious tourists who...

Connecticut investigating beach club's fence

Oct. 20, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is investigating whether a beach club's fence hinders public access to the coastline. The Day reports that the agency is looking into the Shenecossett Beach Club's fence, which is located next to the University of...

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...

Hawaii closes nature reserve cliff popular with climbers

Oct. 16, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has closed access to a cliff face in a nature reserve over concerns that rock-climbing activities are threatening native plant species and modifying the rock face, officials said. The state Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the cliff closure in the Lihau section of...

Animal rescuer saves dog stranded on steep cliff in Idaho

Oct. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Nobody knows how long the skinny white dog was trapped on the side of a steep, rocky cliff in rural Idaho, but when Dave Wright heard about the pup's plight he knew he had to get the animal down. Wright, the founder of Friends Furever Animal Rescue, told the Idaho Statesman he saw a...

Hawaii board to consider nature preserve access restrictions

Oct. 10, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii will consider whether to restrict access to a nature reserve where rock-climbing activities are threatening native plant species, officials said. The state Board of Land and Natural Resources is expected to consider restricting portions of the West Maui Natural Area Reserve,...

Kentucky man dies while rock climbing at Red River Gorge

Sep. 18, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

STANTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky man has died while rock climbing at Red River Gorge. The Wolfe County coroner's office told news outlets that 59-year-old Martin Vogel of Zoe died Monday after falling at the Muir Valley rock climbing area. Officials say Vogel was an experienced climber. Wolfe...

Arizona seeks input on possible upgrades to highway stretch

Sep. 18, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The state Department of Transportation says it wants public input on potential improvements to a 59-mile (95-kilometer) stretch of highway connecting metro Phoenix with Payson in east-central Arizona's pine country. The department said Tuesday that people can take an online survey on...