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Saturday, October 18th, 2008

  • Fort Scott National Historic Site in eastern Kansas celebrates its 30th birthday today, October 19. As the park’s website proclaims, “The story of Fort Scott is the story of America growing up”.

  • A 34-year-old Colorado climber working on one of Zion National Park's more popular climbing routes has fallen an estimated 300 feet to his death

  • Having already seen snow this fall in the Rockies, the thought of heading to a nice, warm patch of sand being slapped by warm Atlantic waters sounds pretty good right about now. And if airfares weren't what they are, a quick jaunt to Biscayne National Park to commemorate the park's birthday would seem just about right.

  • If you were looking for locations in the West to plan a canoe, kayak or raft trip, here's one that might surprise you: Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

  • Had it not been for one man’s fateful decision, the magnificent old-growth forest of the Congaree River floodplain would have been destroyed long ago. In the early 1900s, a timber tycoon decided to put his vast holdings of South Carolina forestland in timber reserve status.