A View From The Overlook

A View From The Overlook: Tim Murphy, A Revolutionary Marksman...And Possible Hero

Who was Tim Murphy, and how good of a shot was he at the Battle of Saratoga?

A View From The Overlook: Oh, Shenandoah!

The wonders of Shenandoah National Park include its "Creation" story.

A View From The Overlook: A Home For Endangered Rangers

Pardon me for dampening your day with morbid thoughts, but it occurred to me that after you have done all that vigorous post retirement bucket list stuff like climbing all the 14,000 footers in Colorado or hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and the moment The Chief Ranger calls you to the Big Visitor Center in the Sky, you are going to need a place to hang your hat.

View From The Overlook: Mountain-Biker-In-Chief

There has been considerable debate about the wisdom of allowing mountain biking in the National Parks in general and Big Bend National Park in particular; that park becoming the poster child and cause celebre of mountain biking.

A View From The Overlook: The Most Dangerous Games

Roger Siglin, retired from the National Park Service, but didn't retire from life by any stretch.

A View From The Overlook: Montana Wowsers!

Everyone thought giving some extra Yellowstone National Park bison to Native American tribes in Montana was a grand idea...except the Montana Wowsers.
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