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National Park Service to Hikers: Leave Dogs at Home – Sunset Magazine

Before bringing your furry friend on a hike, consider these important things.

By Teaghan Skulszki  – September 9, 2021

Courtesy of Barking Labs

Animal shelters emptied out amid the COVID-19 pandemic as people adopted furry friends to quarantine with through 2021.

But the adventures you may have planned with your pet may need some rethinking, according to the National Park Service.

The service is urging people to reconsider hiking with their dogs after three dogs died on the trails in July. Additionally, NPS and local search and rescue teams in Los Angeles and Ventura County reported about a half dozen canine rescues already in 2021, a year that has seen scorching temperatures across the West.

“Keeping canine companions safe during a hike requires planning and a heavy dose of realism,” Ken Low, an NPS ranger at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, said in a press release.

Source: National Park Service to Hikers: Leave Dogs at Home – Sunset Magazine

Soccer Star Abby Wambach Recommends Books On Sports And Leadership : NPR

August 4, 20215:05 AM ET, Heard on Morning Edition

By A Martínez

NPR

Soccer star Abby Wambach retired from professional play in 2015.

She’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist and she’s a vocal activist on behalf of women in sports. She wrote her own memoir, Forward, five years ago, so we asked her what books she’s drawn from when it comes to leadership in sports — and in fact, the first two books she brought us weren’t about sports at all.

But Wambach says they definitely have lessons for leaders.

Source: Soccer Star Abby Wambach Recommends Books On Sports And Leadership : NPR

Comparing unexpected major victories by Tiger and Phil | theScore.com

Eric Patterson, 2d ago

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Tiger Woods will always have the upper hand over Phil Mickelson in terms of career accomplishments.

Eighty-two wins and 15 major victories put Woods in rarified air only Jack Nicklaus can relate to.

Unfortunately for Mickelson, he’s been compared to him throughout his career and will be seen as second best.

In fact, barring some drastic return to elite form, Mickelson will end his career without ever reaching No. 1 in the world.

Source: Comparing unexpected major victories by Tiger and Phil | theScore.com

Baseball lifts San Diego’s spirits. Can it revive a pandemic-stricken U.S. economy? | Reuters

By Daniel Trotta, Chris Canipe, and Howard Schneider

May 6, 20218:09 AM PDT

Petco Park in San Diego celebrates the opening day for the San Diego Padres as they host the Atlanta Braves in their MLB home opening baseball game in San Diego, California April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES)

It was Saturday night in downtown San Diego, and J Street near the Petco Park baseball stadium was bustling.

Fans of the hometown Padres, many decked out in team gear, packed the bars and restaurants with more waiting in line and happy to do so after a year of pandemic lockdown.

Source: Baseball lifts San Diego’s spirits. Can it revive a pandemic-stricken U.S. economy? | Reuters

A father-son backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon is an introduction to adventure – The Washington Post

The author’s son Kai hikes along the Tonto Trail on the third day of their early March backpacking trip as mist spills off the South Rim of the Grand Canyon far above. (John Briley for The Washington Post)

By John Briley, April 9, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. PDT

As intros to backpacking go, this might be pushing it. At noon on a brilliant Tuesday in March, my 12-year-old son Kai and I are a mile and a half into a four-day, 27-mile walk through the Grand Canyon — his first backpacking trip — when he asks: “Are we almost to camp?”

Um, no.

Camp, at Hermit Creek, is seven miles and nearly 2,500 vertical feet below, a trek that will take us several more hours. We’re descending the Hermit Trail, a poorly maintained path off the canyon’s South Rim, and have paused on a precipice, across which we can see many of the canyon’s neatly stacked layers: the chalky beiges and browns of the upper Kaibab, Toroweap and Coconino formations, which yield to the pinkish pastels of the Hermit, Supai and Redwall deposits below.

This is on display in cliffs hundreds of feet tall, a stark reminder of how far we have to go — and how quickly we could get there with one misstep.

Source: A father-son backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon is an introduction to adventure – The Washington Post

Why ‘star walking’ is the outdoor activity we need right now

By hiking at night, nature lovers gain new perspectives while escaping crowds

A park guide gazes at the Milky Way in Grasslands National Park, a Dark-Sky Preserve in Saskatchewan, Canada.
VW Pics, Universal Images Group/Getty Images

By Rachael Davies, Published March 10, 2021 • 9 min read

Photographer Rebecca Douglas has always been fascinated by the night sky.

Her love of the stars has taken the U.K. resident on “star walking” trips to Iceland and into the Arctic, where she steps out onto darkened trails to capture twinkling constellations and glowing planets in her images.

Source: Why ‘star walking’ is the outdoor activity we need right now