“Dear Tom, I won a lottery to go around the High Sierra Camps out of Tuolumne Meadows (in Yosemite). Unfortunately, the person who was supposed to go with me couldn’t go. I’m writing to seek your advice regarding hiking alone, in terms of safety and related considerations. I am in my 60s and in good condition.” — Ning Chang About 2,350 years ago, Aristotle urged people to do things as a team, “When two go upon a journey,” he said in a lecture, “one sees before the other.” Then, about 10 years ago, the Bay Area’s Francis Tapon, a Triple Crown Hiker, advised, “Hike your own hike.” It was simple, just as profound and provides an answer to those who find themselves alone on the trail. It has been a theme we’ve seen a lot this summer, especially with single women in the 20s and also in their 60s, backpacking alone. They say they won’t put their life on hold for anything, such as a lack of passion from their … [Read more...] about Being alone on the wilderness trail: Perilous or benign?
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News Sports Entertainment Classifieds 66° Full Menu 66° eEdition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings Kings Corner with Jason Jones NBA News 49ers with Matt Barrows Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Auto Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts Elections Local Elections California … [Read more...] about Will Sacramento homebuyers get the upper hand on sellers this summer?
Baseball Hall of Famer and Little Rock native Brooks Robinson has rejoined his former team, the Baltimore Orioles. Robinson will be in advisory position with the Orioles, the Baltimore Sun's Peter Schmuck reported Saturday. Robinson said he was contacted by Orioles executive vice president John Angelos in June. "I talked to John Angelos about three weeks ago. ... We had lunch," Robinson told the Sun. "I said I'll do anything, but I don't want to make any decisions about baseball. That has passed me by, to tell the truth." Robinson, 81, played 23 major-league seasons, all with the Orioles, and was one of the cornerstones of one of the winningest teams of the 1960s and 1970s. He finished his career with 2,848 hits. He remained with the team after his playing career and was a popular member of the Orioles local television broadcast crew throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Though there was a period of estrangement after the team and Robinson could not agree on a way for him to have a … [Read more...] about Mr. Hoover has returned to old team
MOSCOW -- Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese descent. Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is the World Cup champion. About two-thirds of Les Bleus' roster included players with immigrant backgrounds, a mini-United Nations of soccer talent. "That is the France that we love," Griezmann said through a translator after Sunday's 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final. "It's beautiful to see it." Griezmann's free kick was headed in by Mario Manduzkic for the opening own-goal in the 18th minute, and then Griezmann converted a penalty kick for a 2-1 lead in the 38th after video review spotted a handball by Ivan Perisic. Mbappe's speed led to the third … [Read more...] about Diversity strong suit for France in tournament
UNITED STATES 10, WORLD 6 WASHINGTON -- Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. "When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous," Toussaint said. "You see that name pop up, you're like, 'Oh, snap.' " Chiti was calling earlier this weekend to ask the highly touted pitching prospect if he'd like to play in the All-Star Futures Game. But this time of year, Toussaint and minor leaguers all over baseball are right to wonder when the phone rings. Before Manny Machado arrived for the All-Star Game, the Futures Game on Sunday was a who's who of prospects bandied about in trade talks for the Baltimore Orioles shortstop and others expected to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. New York Mets prospect Peter Alonso hit one of eight home runs in the game as the United States beat the World 10-6 in a three-hour respite from the rumors. "There's definitely a lot of talk going around with … [Read more...] about Game showcases trade possibilities
POLITICS 07/16/2018 02:08 am ET The 2020 election is more than two years away. By Nick Visser Just a year and half into the president’s first term, the effort to reelect Donald Trump in 2020 already has more than $53.5 million in the bank. According to campaign finance disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday, Trump’s campaign committee and two fundraising groups that are jointly operated with the Republican National Committee raised more than $17.7 million from April through the end of last month. Although the 2020 election is more than 27 months away, Democrats have only recently begun hinting at their presidential aspirations. Trump’s campaign committee officially launched his reelection bid one day after his inauguration. The New York Times reported that Trump has raised more than $88 million since he was elected, an unusual move by a president in the first years of their administration. The Trump … [Read more...] about Trump’s Reelection Bid Already Has A $53 Million War Chest
Find the clues and solve the puzzles, in a limited amount of time. For ages 13 to 17. Registration required. Can you and your team solve the puzzles, figure out the clues and escape the room? Remember the clock is ticking! For ages 13-17. Registration required. Two 30 minute time slots are available. 10 participants per time slot. This program is funded by The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation … [Read more...] about Teen Escape Room
Published 1:32 am CDT, Monday, July 16, 2018 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Officials plan to hold a ribbon cutting for a pilot-scale processing plant at West Virginia University aimed at recovering rare earth elements from coal and its byproducts. A ceremony is scheduled Wednesday at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy on WVU's Evansdale campus in Morgantown. WVU says the goal of the project is to test the feasibility of establishing a commercial process for recovering valuable rare earth elements from coal waste and acid mine drainage, which is the most abundant pollutant in West Virginia waters. WVU says if successful, the process would provide a source of rare-earth elements that currently doesn't exist in the United States. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing SAPD: Mom drunkenly crashes into pole with 2 children in car San Antonio Express-News SAPD: 3-year-old in critical condition after shooting Caleb Downs Manhunt on after … [Read more...] about Pilot-scale plant on tap for recovery of rare earth elements
Published 1:30 am CDT, Monday, July 16, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Pledges totaling $1.1 million have been made for a West Virginia library expansion and renovation. The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is giving $1 million to the Kanawha County Public Library, and an anonymous donor is giving $100,000. News outlets report the pledges were announced Friday at the library. Library marketing and development manager Terry Wooten said officials are trying to raise $27 million for the project, with about $6 million still to go. He said construction should begin early next year and is expected to last 18 to 24 months. … [Read more...] about West Virginia library project draws additional pledges