TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bees stung five hikers on a trail heading into a Catalina Mountains wilderness area over the weekend, including a 6-year-old boy who was hospitalized after showing symptoms of shock.
Four men were stung more than 150 times, and the boy was stung more than 100 times du
CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) — Bill Hawley of Washougal started the field session of his class on water crossings at the Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College with an introduction of the tools and a safety chat.
Hawley picked up a six-tined rake, of sorts, called a "McLeod."
Rule No. 1: Put the McLeod a safe distance aw
Adah Bakalinsky says there are more than 650 public stairways in San Francisco. She knows because she's climbed them all, except the newest ones. And at age 90, she still climbs them with friends.
"At the spur of the moment we might decide to walk, to check out something interesting about an area. It's a way of being in touch with
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Two teen hikers lost for days in a California forest might have to pay for part or all of the $160,000 search after a small amount of drugs was found in their car, authorities said.
Officials initially said Nicolas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, wouldn't be responsible. But Cendoya was charged this we
Pikes Peak is much more than a 14,115-foot heap of uplifted granite.
While appearing monolithic from a patio in town, it's an amazingly complex mountain, with long sloping valleys, pine-studded hills, forbidding cliffs, hidden hollows and miles of wind-swept tundra and rocky spires, with views from the 'purple mountain majesties '
GLENWOOD SPRINGS - The Glenwood Canyon bike and recreation path reopened on Friday for the season, nearly a month later than last year, after its usual wintertime closure.
Last spring, the Colorado Department of T
CARBONDALE - An organization dedicated to protecting the region's "backyard" is stepping up to provide volunteer trail patrols at the popular Hanging Lake area in Glenwood Canyon this summer.
In fact, that's what the Carbondale-based nonprofit, the Forest Conservancy, has been doing for the past decade; helping bridge the gap where the U
Gary Scott has been to the top enough.
He reached the summit of Alaska’s Denali (Mount McKinley) in a breathless, one-day assault of a peak that takes mere mortals a week or more. He guided two climbs up Mount Everest, going as far as 27,500 feet without oxygen, and has 200 first ascents on five continents to his name. During 15 ye
The forests along more than 10 miles of Rampart Range Road and the Waldo Canyon hiking trail will remain closed because of safety concerns, a U.S. Forest Service official said last week.
Frank Landis, the manager of recreation and travel for the Pikes Peak Ranger District, said conditions in the Waldo Canyon fire burn area are unpredicta
GUNNISON — Rangers looking for an overdue backpacker at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park have found a body about 1,000 feet below the canyon's South Rim.
The victim's name wasn't immediately releas
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — At first, the rescuers couldn't believe their ears: After four days of grueling searching, they suddenly heard a faint female voice calling for help.
Over the next 90 agonizing minutes, the cries for help — and first fai
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — A young woman missing in a Southern California forest since setting out on a Sunday hike was rescued from a rocky ledge on a steep slope Thursday, authorities said.
Kyndall Jack, 18, was hoisted out of Cleveland National Fores
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to close several miles of trails along Bear Creek west of Colorado Springs to the public to protect an endangered fish.
The area is popular with hikers and mountain bike and dirt bike riders. But research found it is home to the only genetically pure population of greenback cutthroat trout, dumped in
WHITESBURG, Ky. — More than three dozen Pennsylvania college students spending spring break in Kentucky on a mission trip were safe Friday after becoming lost for hours when a sightseeing mountain hike unexpectedly stretched into the night, officials said Friday.
Rescuers were able to find them — hungry and cold &mdash
ASPEN — A person on a hut trip south of Aspen had to be rescued when they became ill Tuesday.
The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said emergency responders got a distress call from a personal locator that a group of five people in the area of Taylor Pass had an emergency and needed help.
According to the Aspen Times (
Just like you, I have my favorite trails — familiar, satisfying, as comfortable as an old flannel shirt.
However, I’m determined to break out of my comfort zone and I’d welcome some company. On two consecutive Saturdays, I hiked parts of Ute Valley Park, which, I realize, is no big deal if you live near these 343 acres
WAILUKU, Hawaii — A Colorado man fell off a cliff and died while hiking a trail on Maui, police said Monday.
The man was identified as Lynn Wyatt Huff, 60, of Boulder. He fell Saturday while walking in the Waihou Spring Forest Reserve along the Waihou Spring Trail.
The Maui Police Department said in a news release th
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Crews are dealing with wintry conditions in their search for a Texas man who is believed to have gone missing in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Park officials say no new snow fell in the search area overnight Saturday, but 9 new inches accumulated between Wednesday and Friday.
Attention scofflaws, law-breakers, trespassers and minor criminals.
If you’re among the hundreds of thousands who climb the Manitou Incline each year, you’ve had to live with the ignominy of violating the law, even if it is probably the most-broken law in the Pikes Peak region.
Some time over the weekend, the battered old “no trespassing” sign at the base of the Manitou Incline vanished.
Its removal was premature: Friday at dawn it will no longer be a crime to hike the Pikes Peak region’s most popular trail.
The Manitou Springs City Cou
I am a clumsy hiker. If there’s a rock or root to trip on, chances are good my toe will find it.
Add in January ice and a familiar hike becomes as much fun as rush-hour traffic.
But with so many trails nearby, you easily can pick destinations that don’t generally get icy — even during prolonged cold spells.
LITTLETON — Firefighters say two hikers who were rescued from a steep, remote part of Deer Creek Canyon Park southwest of Denver have been flown to hospitals with moderate injuries.
Inter-Canyon Fire/Rescue spokesman Daniel Hatlestad says the injuries include broken bones and one potential head injury. KUSA-TV in Denver repo
A thin veil of snow shrouded Cheyenne Mountain to the west as a line of hikers walked past dry sagebrush and ponderosa pines tinged with frost.
The temperature barely rose above 20 degrees. Most prairie dogs spurned the thought of poking their heads outside their holes Tuesday morning.