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Crater Lake deals with growing pains

A-A+<p>While it’s currently buried under nearly 12 feet of snow, Oregon’s only national park is bracing for more crowds this summer after consecutive …

National Parks

Wildflower ‘Superbloom’ Means a Banquet for Desert Creatures

Plentiful winter rains followed by a mild start to spring is resulting in what naturalists call a “superbloom” throughout Southern California’s …

Nature

13-Year-Old Girl Jumps From Moving Truck After Man Allegedly Kidnapped, Drugged, Raped Her

NAPA (CBS SF) — A 50-year-old Napa man was arrested early Saturday morning after he allegedly drugged, raped and kidnapped a 13-year-old girl, …

Crime

Arches National Park Hikes & Travel Guide

Arches National Park is 4 miles outside the small town of Moab, Utah. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches and offers a variety of things to …

San Francisco's Presidio looks quite different in these rare photos from the 1800s

Today the city of San Francisco borders the Presidio, a green oasis within the West Coast's most densely-populated city. But in the 1880s and 1890s the Presidio was a military instillation surrounded by green hills. It looked more like modern West Marin than a recreational area that would someday …

Mentawai tribe of Indonesia, travel writing and photo workshop, and desert wildflowers of Joshua Tree

INDONESIA<p>Presentation<p>Pierre Odier will discuss the Mentawai tribe who live in a remote village on Siberut Island and follow a traditional way of life.<p><b>When, where:</b> 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.<p><b>Admission, info:</b> Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.<p>YOSEMITE<p>Workshop<p>REI …

Travel Writing

The Thru-Hiker’s Gear List

There are a lot of thru-hiking gear lists on the internet. However, because individual hikers vary so much in terms of goals, fitness, style, age and …

Hiking

Starving to Successful Workshop – Learn How to Get Into Galleries and Sell More Art

Get into Galleries and Sell More Art<p>Watch this Workshop with Jason Horejs, Owner of Xanadu Gallery<p>$109<p>Registration for the on-demand workshop is <b>only</b> …

Art

Starved humpback whale gets stranded, dies in South Puget Sound

Biologists are investigating why a juvenile humpback whale became stranded and then died on Anderson Island earlier this week, a sad result of what …

The Elwha in Olympic National Park is Once Again Open!

In a simple and quick post to Olympic National Park’s Facebook page, the announcement we were all waiting for occurred on March 29th, 2017. It reads …

California's robust mountain snowpack boosts flood concerns

PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — As big snowflakes fell high in California's Sierra Nevada on Thursday, surveyors on snowshoes measured the deepest …

Water

“The Stealthy Marmot” just might be the coolest ski van of all time

Van life is wildly popular these days, urging outdoorsy types—especially skiers—to hit the road and not look back. And, among the many folks …

Pacific Northwest

Milky way over the warship island Photo by Shigeyuki Yoshihara — National Geographic Your Shot

Photography

Photographer Spotlight: Interview with Nicholas Roemmelt

Rating:<p>5.00 based on 1 Rating<p>April 2, 2017 By Julian Rad<p>Photographer Spotlight: Interview with Nicholas Roemmelt www.sleeklens.com<p>Welcome to another …

Rubber meets road. The Panasonic fz2500 really performs well as a 4K video camera. Hat's off.

We put the fz2500 to the test today at Zach Theatre. I shot b-roll footage of the star of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," Chanel, going …

Videography

What is Auto ISO and How to Use It

Did you know that most modern digital cameras have the ability to set ISO automatically? Back in the film days, you would drop a roll of film into …

Shutter Speed

Make your video better with a tool you're probably already using

This is our final week talking about video tools before moving on to a new subject. Previously, we looked at tools that help you record, present and …

The photography of Trump's presidency is a huge break from Obama's

Donald Trump’s presidency is not normal, and neither is the way it’s being photographed<p>Many of the most iconic photos of Barack Obama’s presidency came from Pete Souza, the official White House photographer. Granted extensive access to Obama, he shot the Osama Bin Laden war room photo, moments the …