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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

  • Like almost any other site commemorating the Civil War, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park features hundreds of monuments and markers, and many of them bear the likeness of individual soldiers.

  • How much should the National Park Service rely on volunteers? That's a difficult question, as there are teachers, retirees, and others with valuable knowledge and skills that the parks could benefit from, particularly as the agency struggles to make ends meet.

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

  • Parks, especially those in locations with minimal night sky distractions from artificial light, can be great locations for observing—and photographing—celestial events such as last night's so-called Super Moon.

  • Glacier National Park offers a cornucopia of hikes, from casual strolls to serious expeditions, so choosing the best of any category of trails in this park is admittedly both a challenge—and just a bit subjective.