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New Crystal Waters' state game area opens in Monroe County

Jan. 23, 2022 01:05 AM EST

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Fishing and hunting enthusiasts are hailing creation of Monroe County’s newest state game area in the north-county region that opened last fall after the Crystal Waters’ property was sold to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The 680-acre site in...

Hiker rescued in western N.C. mountains during snowstorm

Jan. 17, 2022 13:19 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man who planned to hike and camp along a trail in the mountains of western North Carolina had to be rescued after he became stranded during a storm that pummeled the area with snow and sleet. The man was rescued Sunday on the popular Art Loeb Trail near the...

Pinelands lovers: NJ not saving forests from vehicle damage

Jan. 17, 2022 08:33 AM EST

SHAMONG, N.J. (AP) — Advocates for New Jersey's ecologically sensitive Pinelands region say the state is not doing nearly enough to protect the fragile woodlands from damage caused by motorcycles and off-road vehicles. Parts of numerous state forests contained within the 1.1...

Remains found in California identified as Florida man

Jan. 13, 2022 11:12 AM EST

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Skeletal remains found last month on a mountain on California’s central coast have been identified as those of a Florida man, authorities said. San Luis Obispo police Sgt. Aaron Schafer said dental records were used to identify 36-year-old Charles...

Las Cruces man summits Mount Kilimanjaro on 2nd attempt

Jan. 08, 2022 10:34 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — On his first attempt to scale Africa’s tallest mountain, Las Cruces businessman David Hill failed. His leg fractured about 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and he had to be carried down the mountain. Hill, now 62, is the owner...

Croatian rescuers praise dog's care for hurt mountain hiker

Jan. 05, 2022 09:19 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — And it wasn't a Saint Bernard. Croatian rescuers are praising a dog who protected his injured owner from freezing high on a snowy mountain, keeping him warm for 13 hours in the dark until he could get medical attention. “Friendship and love...

State park rangers to host New Year's hikes across SC

Jan. 01, 2022 09:13 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rangers at South Carolina state parks are kicking off 2022 by leading hikes across the state on New Year's Day. The First Day Hike program has walks ranging from half a mile (800 meters) to 5 miles (8 kilometers) all throughout the day varying from leisurely...

7 First Day Hikes planned around Massachusetts

Dec. 31, 2021 15:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The First Day Hike tradition that started in Massachusetts in 1992 before spreading to states across the nation is continuing in the new year at several sites around the state. Seven hikes are planned for Saturday at the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage Park in...

First Day Hike planned for Burlingame State Park

Dec. 31, 2021 15:27 PM EST

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts in Rhode Island can welcome in the new year with a First Day Hike at Burlingame State Park and Campground. The hike at the park in Charlestown starts at 1 p.m. Saturday and runs until 3 p.m., the state Department of Environmental...

State park rangers to host New Year's hikes across SC

Dec. 25, 2021 12:14 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rangers at South Carolina state parks plan to kick of 2022 by leading hikes across the state on New Year's Day. The First Day Hike program has walks ranging from half a mile (800 meters) to 5 miles (8 kilometers) all throughout the day varying from leisurely...