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 John Wesley Powell described the region that is today known as Glen Canyon National Recreation Area... 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 in the Western United States is indisputably California’s Golden Gate Bridge. This engineering... Read more »

Free Entrance to all National Parks on Sept. 29

PRESS RELEASE
September 20, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: All 397 national parks will offer free entrance on Saturday, September 29 for National Public Lands Day. The 19th annual event encourages everyone to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Visit www.nps.gov for a list of parks and information to help plan your park adventure. ³National... 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

Yosemite National Park

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

Cabrillo National Monument View

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 »

Nebraska’s Miocene Fossils

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Len Cousineau
June 18, 2012

You need not be dinosaur crazy to enjoy Nebraska’s Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, but if you’re traveling with youngsters who cannot get enough of the extinct reptiles, perhaps you can introduce them to these fascinating creatures that lived long ago by exploring this national monument’s... Read more »

Michigan’s Mysterious Upper Peninsula

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Tom Kaiser
May 28, 2012

Michigan’s desolate and heavily forested Upper Peninsula is virtually a no-man’s land. With less than a third of the state’s land area, the U.P. — as it’s called by locals — houses just three percent of Michigan’s residents. With spectacular forests, abundant lakes and waterfalls, many... Read more »

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