Lanterns Columns
Nine-year-old completes 'triple crown' of thru-hiking, says his 'feet are happy to be done'

Christian Thomas certainly deserves a rest day — preferrably at his favorite Chinese restaurant.   On Sept. 18, upon completing a 1,200 mile hike of the Continental Divide Trail, the nine-year-old hiker

Rattlesnake bite kills hiker at Colorado park

A hiker bitten by a four-foot long rattlesnake Saturday died hours after the incident at a Colorado park, officials said.   Daniel Hohs, 31, was at the Mount Galbraith Park in Golden, about 17 miles west of De

The Latest: Rock hit man on head as he drove out of Yosemite

SAN FRANCISCO –  The Latest on two rock falls in Yosemite that killed one and injured two others (all times local):   8:30 a.m. A man injured when a second massive rock fall plunged in Yosemite N

The Best Bicycle For SHTF

Watching all of the recent natural disasters have made me realize that now it's more important than ever to have a plan for fuel shortages. We will still need transportation.  Bicycles are another way of tr

Aspen police: Taking selfies with bears is never a good idea

In news that should seem like common sense to anyone who knows what a bear is, officials in Aspen have had to urge residents to refrain from taking selfies with the wild mammals.   The Aspen Police Department

Man completes Appalachian Trail in 45 days, shatters speed record

Joe McConaughy has a serious case of cankles. His knees are puffy, swollen masses, walking is “a chore” and his appetite is unrelenting. Overall, he feels “pretty dead.”   It’s be

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