When a father-daughter team tackles the Pacific Crest Trail over the course of seven summers, they learn something about long-distance hiking—and each other. Author: Nicholas Kristof Publish date: Aug 21, 2019 My daughter, Caroline, was striding far ahead of me as dusk settled on the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California. After hiking 25 miles that day, over a rocky, hilly desert, I was exhausted and felt the weight of my pack—but Caroline, 17, kept charging into the horizon, with a load just as heavy. “Hey, Caroline, wait up!” I called. “Don’t get too far ahead!” No response. She couldn’t hear me. “Caroline!” I shouted, louder this time. “Slow down for the elderly!” It was too late, and since shouting had slowed me down she was now even farther ahead. My mind conjured cougars pouncing on her, rattlesnakes biting her. And as I trudged along after her, I thought of the first time she had … [Read more...] about Growing Up on the PCT
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | The List Said Go to Batumi and Eilat, but I Got Other Ideas Advertisement Supported by The 52 Places Traveler Facing rain on the Black Sea in Georgia and crushing crowds on the Red Sea in Israel, the 52 Places Traveler decides to improvise. BySebastian Modak May 7, 2019 Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. He spent a week in Georgia before heading to Israel. “We’ll do five toasts — and then, anarchy,” Jamal Biyachuev said, filling the first round of glasses out of an unmarked bottle of amber wine. The sun was low in the sky, sending warm rays through the prehistoric-looking trees that surrounded us. “First to health,” Mr. Biyachuev said. “Because without health, there is nothing else.” … [Read more...] about The List Said Go to Batumi and Eilat, but I Got Other Ideas
Julia Jacobs, New York Times 1:29 pm CDT, Monday, April 29, 2019 Photo: Chris Pizzello, AP John Singleton at the Academy Awards in February. In 1992 he became the first African-American filmmaker, and the youngest person ever, to be nominated for a best-director Oscar, for “Boyz N the Hood.” John Singleton at the Academy Awards in February. In 1992 he became... The family of John Singleton, the director, producer and screenwriter behind the 1991 film “Boyz N the Hood” and several other movies, said that they had directed doctors to pull him off life support Monday after he suffered a stroke earlier this month. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved son, father and friend, John Daniel Singleton will be taken off of life support today,” said the statement, which was released by Singleton’s publicist around 10 a.m. Pacific time. “This was an … [Read more...] about John Singleton’s Family Ends His Life Support After a Stroke
Katie Mettler, The Washington Post February 25, 2019 A chasm and a crack on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica are creeping closer and closer to one another, and when the two finally meet, a slab of ice twice the size of New York City will break away and float out to sea. The two glacial flaws are about 2.5 miles apart, and it could take days or months for them to finally rendezvous. But when they do, the iceberg that forms in the Weddell Sea won’t be the largest to orbit Antarctica. In fact, it might not even make the historical top 20. Its size is not what makes it noteworthy – it’s what the break itself says about the natural process of iceberg calving, the way climate change might be destabilizing other ice shelves like Brunt, and how the movement could jeopardize the critical scientific research human residents have conducted there for more than 60 years. Since 1956, British scientists have been studying geology, glaciology and the atmosphere at the Halley … [Read more...] about Iceberg twice the size of New York City is about to break off of Antarctica
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Taos Had History and Mystique, but Few Skiers. Can a New Owner Change That? Supported by With a $300 million investment and upgraded amenities, the New Mexico ski area was attempting a revival without losing its soul. A fatal avalanche tested that effort even further. ByBiddle Duke Feb. 20, 2019 “When I heard Mickey sold the ski area,” Dave Hahn, a longtime member of the Taos Ski Valley ski patrol said, “I remember thinking, ‘That’s funny, a lot of us thought we owned it.’ ” He was kidding, of course, but there was a poignancy to Mr. Hahn’s remark. Taos locals and longtime visitors to the New Mexico ski resort had the mountain to themselves for so long it’s almost as if some forgot their little jewel was a going concern, actually owned by the family … [Read more...] about Taos Had History and Mystique, but Few Skiers. Can a New Owner Change That?