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Ann Curry Rescued by Boy Scouts After Hiking Injury

Ann Curry, former co-anchor of The TODAY Show and news reporter for NBC was injured while hiking a few weeks ago and was rescued by a troop of Boy Scouts. Curry was out on a hike in New York’s Harriman …

Yosemite Climber Falls 30 Feet from Rock Face

A 26-year-old male rock climber fell roughly 30 feet from a granite rock face at Yosemite National Park’s Cathedral range Sunday, and was airlifted out after sustaining severe injuries. The unidentified hiker from Palo Alto, California had been trekking with …

Father, Sons Survive Three Days Stranded in Utah Canyon

A father and his two sons were rescued Saturday after becoming lost and stuck for three days in Utah’s Sandthrax Canyon. Jason Knight, 35, told Today Monday that he and his sons left on Wednesday April 9, and were to …

Missing Nevada Family Found Alive Missing Nevada Family Found Alive

Two adults and four children were found alive on Tuesday nestled together inside Trinity Canyon located in the Seven Troughs Range. Thirty-four-year-old James Glanton, 25-year-old Christina MacIntee, the couple’s children (a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old), 10-year-old niece Shelby Fitzpatrick, and …

Utah Booby Traps Send Two Men to Jail Utah Booby Traps Send Two Men to Jail

Utah booby traps kind of sounds like the name of a really unpopular small town indie rock band, though it’s actually something a bit more sinister. The next time you decide to take a leisurely stroll with your family and …

Google Maps Adds Line-Measuring Tool
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To me, camping means carrying a lot of stuff and sacrificing a decent shower.  Hiking, on the other hand, suggests a pleasant jaunt through the wilderness.  So a new distance-measuring tool from Google Maps is rather interesting – it should make sure that hikes don’t inadvertently turn into camping trips.

Google Earth Adds Hiking Trails, GPS Data
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The sun is setting, you’re surrounded by trees, and you just heard a noise that sounded like Jabba the Hut’s rancor monster.  Never fear – Google and Trimble will get you home.  Thanks to a new GPS content layer, they’ll also get you “a wide variety of multimedia data on fitness and outdoor adventures, including routes, points of interest, pictures, video and audio.”