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Explore The Best Campgrounds In America’s National Parks

If you’re planning a road trip to a new camping destination this summer, gas up. Here are a few of America’s best for you to explore.

06/30/2014

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Best Summer Backpacking Trips In America

While it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.

04/22/2014

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Hundreds Gather For Vigil To Honor Teen Who Drowned In Merced River

Hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil at Royal High School in Simi Valley Wednesday night to honor a 17-year-old boy who drowned over the weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2014

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Simi Valley Teen Drowns In Merced River While Trying To Save Parents

A 17-year-old Simi Valley boy drowned in the Merced River at Yosemite National Park on Sunday while trying to rescue his parents.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/25/2014

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Explore California From Above On Tioga Pass

The highest drivable pass in California offers breathtaking views and winding drives.

12/25/2013

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Federal Charges Expected For Rim Fire Suspect

Federal officials are expected to file charges against the person they believe started the wildfire that raged through Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Foothills earlier this year.

12/05/2013

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Best Places For Stargazing In Los Angeles

With the Perseid meteor shower once again hurtling through the heavens towards planet Earth, here our top picks for the best places in Los Angeles to get a view of this annual spectacle.

CBS Los Angeles–08/03/2013

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Discover The West: Sights To Behold

With a wealth of sweeping natural beauty, the Western United States is blessed with breathtaking vistas, giant Sequoias and thriving lakes and rivers.

CBS Los Angeles–07/02/2013

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Official: Yosemite National Park Visitor Recovered From Rodent-Borne Virus

A visitor to Yosemite National Park has recovered after becoming the ninth person diagnosed with a deadly rodent-borne illness blamed for three deaths among those who spent time at the park this summer, officials said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2012

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Up To 10,000 Yosemite National Park Visitors At Risk Of Rodent-Borne Virus

Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/31/2012

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6 Yosemite National Park Visitors Have Rodent-Borne Virus

Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections to six, state health officials said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/30/2012

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1,700 Yosemite Park Visitors Warned About Hantavirus

Health officials are warning 1,700 Yosemite National Park visitors that they may have been exposed to hantavirus.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2012

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2nd Person Dies Of Rodent-Borne Disease After Yosemite National Park Visit

Yosemite officials told 1,700 past visitors on Tuesday they may have been exposed to a rodent-borne disease already blamed for the deaths of two people who stayed at the park.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2012

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Whittier ER Doctor, Physician Assistant Die In Yosemite Hiking Tragedy

The emergency room staff at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier is mourning the deaths of two of their own during a trip to Yosemite National Park.

06/30/2011

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Crews Searching Yosemite For Missing Hawthorne Man

Rescue crews are searching a section of Yosemite National Park for a Southern California man who went out on a day hike and never came back.

06/19/2011

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