Desert Road

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  • ... Serrano undertook seasonal migrations within their lands, heading for the relatively warm desert during winter and climbing up into ... and the boundary between the two startles you. It took you forty -five minutes to walk across the boundary, but from a half mile or so ...
  • For the first time, the National Park Service will be fitting Yosemite ... are hard to track once the bruins head for the high country . But with help from donors recruited by the non-profit ... to foil bears often foiled tourists as well: Back in the 1980s, Yosemite National Park was having a serious problem with ...
  • ... butterflies went head-to-head with bulldozers. Forty years later the battle still rages. ... in the Pacific Northwest (Spotted owls?); or advocate for southeastern longleaf pines (red-cockaded woodpecker?) or southwestern ... its way from the icy northern seas to the Antarctic (and back again), a round trip of nearly 45,000 miles; or the Gray whale, which ...
  • ... landscape, with little geometric perfection about it. Back up a few miles, though, to the far side of Interstate 15 east of the ... first branching at knee height, culminating in thirty or forty growing tips ringed with the species' eponymous short, sharp leaves. ...
  • ... the neighborhood, it's a document that we constantly refer back to," said Steinkruger. [scald=41458:kl_image_original_context ... Their goats visit my goats," says Alison Dyer, a resident for 12 years. Dyer moved to the Rancho specifically for its equestrian ...
  • Election Day turned out to be no sweat, but for returning President Obama, the days after will be another story. ... came apart, I had scored an incredible bargain and beat back the demons of a bad economy in my own small way. The mood at the ...
  • ... 1990 levels by 2030. California has earned its reputation for action on climate, with greenhouse-reducing efforts that are working to ... the San Fernando Valley with high albedo slurry. Back to the science. Dr. Hall's downscaling study was an essential precursor ...
  • Children of immigrants are heading back to their parents' homeland, and they're finding opportunities for fame and fortune. It's a new twist to the classic American ...
  • ... the Shadow Creek Trail intersects. Crossing the river and heading up the Pacific Crest Trail to where I started at Agnew Meadows, I look back to where I had been earlier in the day. The mountains are tall. The ...
  • With winter storms heading toward Yosemite National Park, its epic back entrance, the Tioga Pass, will close Tuesday evening. ... only east-facing entrance road into the year-round park. For travelers needing to cross the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the closest pass ...

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