Woodland Scenics

27 May 19
InfoCebu

Homegrown developerDuros Land Properties Inc. is an offspring of Duros Development Corporation, an ISO certified, Triple A contractor with a reputation of uncompromising standard for quality and durability. After gaining 25 years of solid track record in public infrastructure, the company decided to venture into real estate with Duros Land Properties. The first undertaking was […]

27 May 19
Daily Republic

May 26– May 26–A Memorial Day ceremony was held Sunday at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella. Memorial Day, once known as Decoration Day, commemorates U.S. service members who died while on active duty, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the Civil […]

25 May 19
Ride Chronicles

Saturday, May 11, 2019 View the entire Google Web Album Along California’s historic Highway 49, tucked neatly into a beautifully forested valley in the Sierra foothills, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park straddles the South Fork of the American River. Here, on January 24, 1848, James Marshall found gold flakes in the tailrace and sparked […]

25 May 19
News Directory

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Thousands of baseball fans t On the Lake Erie shore. Read more about Ohio Summer Travel options in our five-part guide, organized by region: Summer in Ohio 2019: Where to go, what to do in every corner of the state Kings Island, Coney Island, Air Force and more: Summer in Southwest Ohio […]

25 May 19
Blog

The Unterland [in the lower country] of Liechtenstein is made up of the Rhine Valley, at the foot of the Dreiwestern mountain, stretching along the slopes of the Eschnerberg ridge and surrounded by the scenic Rhine Valley. This picturesque wooded hill and stunning grassland area is more than just a short trip by a rambler.…

Unterland, Liechtenstein – a paradise for history lovers was originally published on China

24 May 19

lucidwitness

DIARY: LATE MAY 2019 18 May GERMS AND JEREMY The Jeremy Kyle show, ITV’s most popular daytime programme, has been cancelled after a participant died shortly after filming. The show’s YouTube Channel has been taken down. Where will aspirant Henry James girls and boys now find their story germs? In my mind, the show undergoes […]

24 May 19
The Australian

A long time ago, a strange, noisy contraption appeared on Mackinac Island, a tranquil haven of woodland in straits between two of the Great Lakes in the US. The year was 1898, and it was the islanders’ first encounter with the nascent automobile. It scared the horses that drew their carriages, so they banned it.

24 May 19
Awesome Nepal Treks

In the present scenario, everyone wants to visit Nepal for seeing the Himalayan Mountains. This is a suitable place for those who seek to visit adventure destination, beautiful landscape, and others. You can make an extraordinary journey by visit the stunning wonders. Majority of people access everest base camp trek because of visiting the Khumbu […]

23 May 19
News Directory

Laura and Ed Haneveld stand in their Olympic Valley, Calif., Home with a checklist of items they would like to save during fire. The couple are worried that it is recommended that hundreds of houses and nearly 300,000 square feet of commercial development in the Squaw Valley Resort would hamper evacuation.Benjamin Spillman / The Reno […]

23 May 19
BAILE ATHA CYA

  MAY 25th – AUG 25th MAY   25th May   Biodiversity Week: Raven Haven Aviaries To celebrate Biodiversity week, come and see some of our native birds of prey with our friends from Raven Haven. castletown.ie   25th May   ASD-Friendly Sensory Story Time   Join Sharon Curran (MSEN, BA Mont Ed, Dip Hort) […]

23 May 19
Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE)

Eagle River, WI – Thanks to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Lake Protection program project, owners of large stretches of natural shorelines on lakes and flowages in Iron County are now being encouraged to consider lasting, voluntary protection of their lake properties. According to Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) executive director Bryan Pierce, the lake […]

22 May 19
Monterey Herald
It was not the first time that I got swept up in my soul mate’s contagious enthusiasm, so off we went to tackle Pebble Beach’s three hiking/equestrian loops. The green, blue and red trails combine to cover an approximately 18-mile network weaving past six world famous golf courses including Poppy Hills, Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Dunes and Shore courses, Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and Cypress Point. This excursion promised a unique backstage tour of this golf mecca ahead of the U.S. Open’s arrival on June 10. Trail map and iPhone app in hand, our boots and paws hit the trail on the 10-mile green loop. The first stretch from the equestrian center through the former driving range was humdrum until we crossed Forest Lake Road and started up the steps corridor to Canterra Court. I recognized this section as a stitch of the California Coastal Trail, which gave it some noteworthy distinction in my hiking snob mind. We traced the south hem of Poppy Hills Golf Course eventually trading the cluster of new red-tiled mega mansions for a pine tree canopy shading the forest floor covered in iris, daisies and tiny dots of purple blooms. The next green-collared post led us up service road #20 above the lush Pescadero Canyon en route to a narrower trail with a commemorative bench for Pacific Grove High School Coach Chamberlain. The steeper descent gradually veered upward to a grid of service roads, where the high point treated us to a glimpse of the blue Pacific horizon and the echo of the surf 600 feet below. Our placid walk took on a new dimension at the head of a primitive trail with a green marker peeking behind a curtain of ivy. Winter rains had transformed the dry pine-strewn canyon into a long sinewy riparian chute and a wetland flourishing with ferns. I was stunned by the diversity of habitats in this forested oasis as I hopscotched around the muddy trail and puddles of organic brew. We emerged by the SFB Morse Botanical Reserve and crossed the road to find the trail obliterated by a barricade of tree debris forcing us to backtrack along the north edge of the golf course and onto an overgrown spur. I was already a muddy, hot, hungry and increasingly cranky mess tethered to a sled dog, when a vine lassoed my foot launching me into a face plant cushioned by a bed of poison oak. The first 5 miles had been part endurance test and part joke, so I half expected Jeff Probst, host of Survivor and Peter Funt from Candid Camera to pop out from behind a tree as I staggered out of this jungle to the Four Corners. Strolling passed poppy fields and the 14th green at the Dunes course of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach. (David Mullally – Herald Correspondent) Convinced the poison oak resin was flooding through my sweaty pores ready to make my skin ooze with itchy welts, I wanted to cry Uber and hightail it home for a Clorox sponge bath and cold shower antidote. Instead, I bucked-up and zeroed in on the 9th green restroom on Spanish Bay’s Links course for a hand soap lather and resin scrub-off as David’s earlier sales pitch rang in my ears, “It’s gonna be fun!” he said. The clock raced past lunch to mid-afternoon making it clear that food should be the next priority, so we detoured to Sticks patio at the clubhouse. Spirits rebooted and bodies refueled with burger and cod taco, the three of us marched to the coast enjoying poppy fields along the divine 2-mile stretch to Bird Rock. At Fan Shell beach we left the cool shore for the sunbaked dunes. The sandy climb felt like an endless sizzling slog and on this rare gorgeous blue sky day I found myself secretly summoning the gods of fog. The patch of shade on the crest and a swig of water cooled-off my overheated mood, instantly switching my attitude to gratitude. The spectacular scenery of Cypress Point’s emerald fairways against the Pacific panorama shimmering in the late afternoon light buoyed me along the green trail’s last mile gingerly navigating muddy ruts and spring drainage tinted with horse urine. My spirit of adventure was rekindled and I couldn’t wait to tackle the blue and red trails. The historic Casita de Lemos, affectionately known as the gingerbread house in Pebble Beach. (David Mullally — Herald correspondent) The next morning we set off on the 5-mile blue trail enchanted by Spyglass Hill’s pastoral 17th Fairway accentuated by long challenging holes and stately homes. The spring overgrowth camouflaged some of the trail markers, but the flaky horse road apples kept us on track across the busy Lopez and Forest Lake intersection to the southeast side of the reservoir and another forested patch of quietude. The path dropped on a new cul-de-sac stacked with imposing contemporary homes spotlighting Poppy Hills’ 5th fairway. This last leg closed around Stevenson School’s impeccable sports fields and a close up of the stunning 16th fairway on the way to the red trailhead for our 18-mile finale. Determined to enjoy a celebratory lunch at Pebble Beach’s Gallery Café, we clipped into Iditarod mode behind Gem for the red trail’s delightful 3 miles. The sweetest of Pebble Beach’s other 18 cut through the forest along a dry narrow sandy ribbon before emerging at Spyglass’s scenic 5th hole dominated by a breathtaking ocean vista. The trail dropped alongside Dunes Road passed the enchanting Casita de Lemos locals call “gingerbread house” and through a woodland to the Indian Village’s idyllic picnic ground, before looping toward Spyglass Hill’s clubhouse on the return to the equestrian center. Walking quietly as golfers putt on the fifth green at Spyglass Hill in Pebble Beach. (David Mullally — Herald Correspondent) Our Gallery Café lunch never tasted better as we sat overlooking Pebble’s first tee basking in the midday sun and the glow of checking off another fun challenging ramble. Linda B. Mullally and husband David share their passion for travel, outdoor recreation and dogs through articles, hiking books and photography at http://www.lindabmullally.com, Falcon.com and Facebook  
22 May 19
The Adirondack Almanack

The New York State Conservation Partnership Program has awarded the Adirondack Land Trust a grant of $23,535 to improve trails at Coon Mountain. The grant was made possible by a private matching grant of $6,000 from the Fields Pond Foundation, $1,000 from the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund, and $4,490 in donations from 21 […]