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‘It’s Really Hard To Believe’ Says Water Polo Coach Of OC Teens Killed While Camping

Family and friends were mourning the sudden deaths of two Orange County teenagers killed while camping at Yosemite National Park.

08/17/2015

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Yosemite Campground To Close After 2 Squirrels Die Of Plague

Officials at Yosemite National Park said Friday they will temporarily close a popular campsite after two squirrels died of plague in the area.

08/14/2015

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The Best Mountain Destinations In The U.S.

Instead of packing the swimsuit and heading to an island getaway, make plans to visit a mountain retreat for your next vacation or weekend getaway.

03/05/2015

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2 Men Reach Top Of Yosemite’s El Capitan In Historic Climb

A pair of Americans on Wednesday completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to ascend a 3,000-foot vertical wall on El Capitan, the forbidding granite pedestal in Yosemite National Park that has beckoned adventurers for more than half a century.

01/14/2015

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Best Camping Sites Near Los Angeles

When you’ve got an itch to go camping, you have plenty of options near the Los Angeles area.

09/13/2014

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America’s Most Romantic Outdoor Adventures

Step outside of the box when planning your next romantic getaway and go exploring the great outdoors. Many of the national parks throughout the country offer plenty of outdoor activities for couples to enjoy together, including boating, hiking, zip lining and spelunking.

09/04/2014

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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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