Bunsen Peak, Yellowstone National Park, WY German chemist Robert Bunsen’s pioneering work on geysers earned him a peak name here in Yellowstone National Park, even though he did all his fieldwork in Iceland. There are no active geysers on the hike up Bunsen Peak, but it does showcase some of the park’s most exciting natural history. The 4.6-mile hike starts on the remains of an ancient volcano, winding gradually up a hill through lodgepole pine groves. Partway up the hill the views really start, looking back towards Golden Gate Canyon. Just before mile 1 the trail curves around the southwest side of the peak for some of the best scenery of the day, with views of Swan Lake Flats and the Gallatin Range. See if you can pick out Electric and Antler Peaks on the horizon. After your photo break return to the north side of the mountain and a burn left from the 1988 Summer of Fire before pausing again below Cathedral Rock for views of Mammoth Hot Springs and Fort Yellowstone. … [Read more...] about 20 Fall Hikes You Can Do Right Now
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The first fact you need to know is that, in recent years, airlines have adopted a policy of making widespread, preemptive cancellations in advance of an actual storm. They rely on weather reports in order to manage their planes and flight personnel more efficiently, to make sure planes and crews are in a position to re-start operations most readily, and to avoid the huge fines they have to pay if they strand you on the tarmac for more than three hours. While this approach occasionally means cancelling flights that could really have operated, for the most part, preemptive cancellations seem to work better. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
How it’s playing In the questions around Trahan’s loan, Koh’s supporters see echoes of the the campaign finance scandal that doomed Rep. Frank Guinta, a New Hampshire Republican, in 2016. During his first campaign, Guinta’s parents gave him $381,000 from a family fund they legally controlled. The congressman subsequently loaned most of the money to his campaign, which the FEC ultimately ruled amounted to an illegal donation, which far exceeded the limits on individual political contributions. After getting hammered by Democrats (as well as some Republicans) on the issue, Guinta narrowly lost his re-election bid to Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. … [Read more...] about Here’s why Dan Koh is thinking about another run for Congress
Layups The Oct. 15 deadline is coming for players from the 2016 draft, including the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown, to agree to contract extensions or face restricted free agency. Only three players from that draft — Ben Simmons, Jamal Murray, and Caris LeVert — have agreed to extensions with some intriguing players who could at least negotiate until the 11th hour. In addition to Brown, players such as Buddy Hield (Sacramento), Domantas Sabonis (Indiana), NBA Finals hero Pascal Siakam (Toronto), Brandon Ingram (New Orleans), and Dejounte Murray (San Antonio) could be candidates for new contracts. But the 2016 draft is shaping up to be another marred one just three years later. Of the 30 players taken in the first round, 12 are no longer with their original teams. Eighth overall pick Marquese Chriss is seeking a two-way deal from the Warriors, Henry Ellenson already has been waived by the Pistons, and after a short stint with the Knicks is trying to make the Nets’ … [Read more...] about NBA not looking so fearless in face of China controversy
A report saying Vietnam tops a list of countries by dollar value in illicit inflows is ‘inaccurate’, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Thursday. Le Thi Thu Hang was responding to a request for comments on a January report by Washington DC-based think tank Global Financial Integrity, which said Vietnam tops the list of countries ranked by dollar value of illicit inflows in the 2006-2015 period at $22.5 billion. … [Read more...] about Vietnam rejects money laundering report as ‘inaccurate’