Flaming Gorge: Land of Red Canyons, Aquamarine Water and Vivid Rainbows in Utah and Wyoming

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by Emily Fagan
August 8, 2013

  Flaming Gorge is exactly what its name describes: a spectacular, fiery canyon of towering red rocks carved into existence by the immense power of the sparkling Green River at its base. For millennia the river was a thin ribbon that snaked along unevenly at the bottom of the canyon, but the construction... Read more »

Exploring New York’s Adirondacks

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Jack Ballard
July 3, 2013

Long before Europeans settled this region, Native Americans inhabited the Adirondacks, finding sustenance from the area’s wildlife, plants and other resources. The term “Adirondack” is from an Iroquois word meaning “bark eater.” This label was insultingly flung by the Iroquois in the direction... Read more »

Whiskeytown Recreation Area: A Hidden Treasure

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Len Cousineau
May 8, 2013

Within Northern California’s Klamath Mountains sits an area of such overwhelming natural beauty that professional en plein air artists can apply each year to spend up to four weeks rendering on canvas the gorgeous landscapes within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Fewer than 30 such artist-in-residence... Read more »

Independence National Historic Park, Pa.

Independence National Historic Park, Pa.

Len Cousineau
January 9, 2013

Every school kid learns the broad strokes that led to the creation of the United States of America: taxation without representation, the Boston Tea Party, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War and the ratification of the United States Constitution. These events and documents... Read more »

Antietam National Battlefield

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Len Cousineau
November 15, 2012

Determined to maintain momentum after the Confederate Army’s victory in the Second Battle of Manassas, Va., in August 1862, General Robert E. Lee wrote to Confederate President Jefferson Davis just one month later, “We cannot afford to be idle.” The objectives of Lee’s plan were multifaceted:... Read more »

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Len Cousineau
September 14, 2012

For millions of years, the waterway that today bisects northern Wyoming and southern Montana flowed north, carving a deep canyon that made interacting with the river dangerous for the people who later would inhabit the river’s banks. Yet the Bighorn River became downright friendly to travelers and... Read more »

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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Pamela Selbert
August 31, 2012

On a recent summer morning we stood in front of the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, a few feet away from Lock No. 20 and about 14 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., while we waited for the first trip of the day. Park Ranger, John McCarthy, explained that the fine white-stucco visitor center had... Read more »

Yosemite National Park Responds To Rare, Fatal Disease

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Press Release
August 29, 2012

The National Park Service posted the following press release regarding a rare, fatal disease that has hit Yosemite National Park: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – The recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in two Californians, one of whom died, has prompted Yosemite National Park to scale... Read more »

Grand Teton National Park by RV

Jackson Lake in the morning shows why Grand Teton National Park is one of the gems of the Rocky Mountains.

Pamela Selbert
July 30, 2012

My husband, Guy, and I have visited Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming a number of times over the years. We always marvel at the rugged beauty of these mountains with mirror-smooth Jackson Lake stretching wide in the valley below. No artist could fabricate a more perfect scene.   Under... Read more »

Cabrillo National Monument Educates, Amazes

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Len Cousineau
July 23, 2012

San Diego, Calif., is one of the country’s most desirable destinations with fantastic beaches, challenging golf courses and an endless array of restaurants and nightspots. Then there is the world-class San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and the suite of museums at Balboa Park, to name just a few highlights. Tucked... Read more »

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