Highs and Lows of the Great Smoky Mountains

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by James Richardson
October 31, 2013

  Discover miles and miles of old-growth forest, waterfalls, scenic overlooks and elevation changes in Tennessee and North Carolina’s world-renowned national park With more than 9 million visitors... Read more »

Miles of Exploration

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by Len Cousineau
October 25, 2013

  Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah: Slot canyons for hiking and Lake Powell for water recreation are part of this vast landscape of buttes, mesas and cliffs In 1869, explorer... Read more »

200 Years of History

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by Len Cousineau
September 5, 2013

  Camping, hiking, scenic views, Nike Missile Site and Alcatraz Island — all in a national park that hugs the California coastline for nearly 60 miles The most recognizable and iconic manmade structure... Read more »

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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... Read more »

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