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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

  • A makeover of the parking area at the Graveyard Fields Trailhead on the Blue Ridge Parkway will require the area to be closed for about 11 weeks, beginning April 22.

  • Nearly a century ago, the dramatic landscape now included in Craters of the Moon National Monument was virtually unknown to all but a few hardy adventurers. One of them, Robert Limbert, hiked across the area in 1920, and his photos and articles are credited with spurring creation of the Monument in 1924.

  • I gave my heart to the mountains the minute I stood beside this river with its spray in my face and watched it thunder into foam, smooth to green glass over sunken rocks, shatter to foam again. I was fascinated by how it sped by and yet was always there; its roar shook both the earth and me. — Wallace Stegner

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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  • A small number of fish released into the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park hopefully will turn into tattletales.

    Fisheries biologists in the park hope the nine adult endangered razorback suckers (Xyrauchen texanus) released downstream of Lava Falls (River Mile 180) will lead them to other suckers.