Phantom Ship, Crater Lake National Park, copyright Kurt Repanshek
08/14/2014 | Sailing To Nowhere At Crater Lake | Kurt Repanshek
Bumpass Hell, Lassen Volcanic National Park, copyright Kurt Repanshek
08/14/2014 | Bumpass's Hell | Kurt Repanshek
08/03/2014 | Into The Shimmering Night | Larry McAfee, NPS
08/03/2014 | The Yellow Mounds Of South Dakota... | Larry McAfee, NPS
Pacific Creek, Oregon Trail. Copyright Kurt Repanshek
07/04/2014 | A Most Difficult Trail.... | Kurt Repanshek
American oystercatcher, Cape Hatteras National Seashore/NPS
06/19/2014 | Speak Softly And Carry....A Big Beak! | National Park Service


Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
People love puffins so much that visitors to Acadia National Park often ask rangers where they can see them, even though they are too far from shore to be visible.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
One could argue that there is no bad time to visit Acadia National Park—and one would likely receive little resistance from those who have experienced the magical park. However, like a proud peacock showing off its striking plumage, autumn’s arrival to Maine’s coastal gem ushers in a symphony of fleeting shades of red, yellow, gold, and even purple as maple, beech, birch, oak, white ash and other deciduous trees don their brilliant fall leaves beginning in early October.
Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Fall is a season of transition in the National Park System, from long, hot days with crowded roads and trails, to cooler, crisper weather that beckons you to make a few more trips before winter sets in. Here is the first of four suggestions to jump on now, or to add to your to-do list.
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
I don’t usually look to elk for hiking companions, but as I worked my way from Nymph Lake to Dream Lake towards my final destination at Emerald Lake, I couldn’t ignore the cow elk and her young calf. We didn’t share the trail, but they paralleled my travels and stuck close to the cascading creek that wore the lakes like gems on a necklace. They enjoyed the succulent vegetation while I enjoyed the Rocky Mountain grandeur.
Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Visitors to the far north might think they know what’s big. That is, until they see it, touch it, and feel it. In Alaska, peaks and glaciers, rivers and lakes, waterfalls and forests, beaches and bays stretch far away to all horizons, nearly untouched by the hand of man. Even the chattiest air traveler will grow quiet as they fly for hours over pristine landscapes. Things are different up North, and that’s why we love it.

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