Mount St. Helens Hiking Club hikes open to the public – Longview Daily News

The Mount St. Helens Hiking Club typically holds several hikes each month. Anyone interested in the hikes is welcome.

Because of the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic, all activities will take place only if the leader feels it is safe to do so on the date of the hike and hiking groups may be limited at the discretion of the hike leader. Prospective hikers are asked to always be safe, protect themselves and be considerate of others during the pandemic.

For details and the meeting place for carpooling, contact the hike leader listed or visit It always is necessary to call the activity leader to register for hikes. Return times are approximate.

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Woman Sunbathes on a Rock While Hiking, Helicopter Is Called to Rescue Her – Newsweek

A woman who decided to sunbathe on some rocks while out on a hike was shocked when a helicopter was called to rescue her.

KoKo, from North California, decided to take a walk along the Buttermilk trail, in Bridgeport, Nevada County, when she spotted a sunny rock about half a mile in.

In a series of TikTok videos on her account, @koko.sierra, she described the rescue effort which was launched, with her most popular clip amassing more than eight million views.

In the clip she films herself looking up at the chopper, with the on-screen text saying: “POV [point of view] you stop on a hike to sunbathe and the park rangers send a helicopter because they think you have passed ou…….

Construction begins on hiking and biking trail in NW Iowa | News, Sports, Jobs – Marshalltown Times Republican

MERRILL, Iowa (AP) — Construction has begun on a 16-mile hiking and biking trail connecting the Iowa towns of Sioux City and Le Mars.

The Sioux City Journal reports that ground was broken Tuesday on the PlyWood Trail. The PlyWood Trail Foundation has raised more than $4 million from public and private sources, and is seeking state and federal grants.

Foundation chairman Ryan Meyer says “quality of life” amenities are important in attracting workforce and young families to the area. Mike Wells, president of Le Mars-based Wells Enterprises, says the new trail along with the mountain bike trail at Cone Park will create a “bicycle destination in Northwest Iowa.” The co…….

Japan Approves Major Hike in Military Spending, With Taiwan in Mind – The New York Times

TOKYO — Japan’s cabinet on Friday approved the country’s biggest increase in military spending in decades, as officials expressed growing concern about the possibility of being pulled into a conflict over Taiwan.

The increase of 6.5 percent is part of the largest annual budget package in Japan’s history, totaling more than $940 billion. It includes hundreds of billions in spending meant to help the economy recover from damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.

It also includes more than $51.5 billion for the military, reflecting a substantial increase in a defense budget far smaller…….

This $33 Thermal Underwear Set Is Perfect for Skiing and Hiking – Travel+Leisure

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When winter arrives, it’s easy to get wrapped up in buying the fun pieces of your cold weather wardrobe: Stylish jackets, snow boots, fuzzy socks, and even touchscreen gloves. But the people who do winter best know freezing temperatures are all about layering to stay comfy and warm. So on your next shopping spree, consider picking up the versatile yet oft-forgotten hero of winter: a quality thermal underwear set. 

Thermajane’s Ultra-Soft Thermal Underwear Set is an incredibly handy and surprisingly stylish to…….

The Little-Known Beach In Florida You Can Visit After Hiking This 4-Mile Trail – Only In Your State

Posted in Florida
December 23, 2021
by Marisa Roman

Even if you’ve lived in Florida all of your life, there likely are many hidden pockets of nature that you have yet to explore. After all, with so many options to get out into the great outdoors, it might seem like the opportunities are endless. Over on the oceanside, however, there is a beautiful place in Jacksonville known as Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, which is quite rare for the area. But what many guests fall in love with at this park is the fact that you can enjoy a 2.7-mile l…….

Hiking 911: Recent rescue prompts winter safety reminders – Sun Community News & Printing

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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez Get Handsy on Hike in St. Barts – TMZ

Jeff Bezos and his GF Lauren Sanchez are getting back down to Earth for their Christmas vacay — well, as much as you can when you’re the second richest man in the world.

The couple couldn’t keep their hands or lips off each other while hiking in St. Barts. The PDA fest went down while there were plenty of other folks on the trail … but looks like they’re too chill to give a damn.

The scenic stroll seems pretty pedestrian compared to what Jeff’s been doing a lot of lately … either riding into orbit himself aboard his Blue Origin spacecraft or greeting his companies astronauts — like Michael Strahan and William Shatner — when they touch down.<…….