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A white curtain of snow obscured my view of a sparse pine forest and the towering mountains bordering Donner Memorial State Park. The temperature on that January morning had dropped below 30, and the forecast called for one of the biggest snowfalls in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterScott Anthony Gomez Jr. made his first break from the Pueblo County Jail two years ago. He pushed up a ceiling tile, hoisted himself into the ventilation system and climbed until he reached a roof. Then he shinnied down the wall on bedsheets fashioned...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterROCK CLIMBING Guide Mike Ward works for Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Adventures in Red Rock Canyon. $105 to $230 per person (rate depends on size of the group); (505) 776-2222, www.climbingschoolusa.com. What to take: Wear comfortable, flexible...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterVallecito, Calif. Deep under the wooded hills of Calaveras County -- in the belly of one of the state's largest caves -- I worm my way through a rocky slot that our cavern tour guide calls the "pancake." It's a rectangular gap, 3 feet wide by about 18...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLas Vegas Sorry, Bugsy. In 1941, you came to this desert valley dreaming of building a gambling paradise to fleece tourists, celebrate excess and promote decadence. Now I drift into your town ignoring the exploding fountains, the blinding neon lights...
Los Angeles, CA, February 2, 2009 -- The Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show (latimestravelshow.com) is an experience in itself, offering attendees scuba lessons, rock climbing, a ropes course and the chance to ride a zip line over the show floor....
Times Staff WriterOn the ice wall of Mt. Hood's treacherous north face, gravity is no longer the benign anchor that keeps humans from sailing off into space. It's an assassin, lying in wait for overconfidence, fatigue, a sudden cramp. Arlene Blum was in its sights as...
Sun-SentinelIf you -- or the kids -- feel like you just gotta get out and really move, try this selection of skateparks, ice rinks and recreation and game centers. Activities range from go-karts and batting cages to video games and rock climbing. 1. Palm Beach...
Special CorrespondentThe jamboree is the Boy Scouts of America's biggest event. It happens every four years, and is attended by more than 43,000 Scouts. This year, 20 countries were represented, and all 50 U.S. states. My trip to the 2005 National Scout Jamboree began very...
Mountaineers worldwide consider it the zenith of the Sierra, 14,242 feet of vertigo-inducing walls and saw-toothed ridgelines, the loftiest in a cluster of peaks that guard the eastern flank of Kings Canyon National Park. North Palisade, they will tell...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt is not unusual for young men to join the Navy in hopes of finding out what they want to do with their lives. But not Mark T. Carter. He knew exactly what he wanted to do when he joined the Navy after graduating from Fallbrook High School in 1998. He...
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Special to The TimesSeventeen miles west of the Strip and two miles from where construction workers are hammering together yet another housing development lies the most spectacular sight in all Las Vegas: a 7,000-foot band of sandstone, riven into a series of canyons and...
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