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Monday, October 13th, 2008

  • Woven tufts of gold knit the meadows together, thick pine forests give way to observation towers of granite and sky-scraping peaks, and a river runs through it. That's the setting the John Muir Trail wanders through in the High Sierra of Yosemite National Park.

  • Today marks the 72nd birthday of what has become the fifth-most heavily-visited site in America's National Park System—but you won't find it on a current map, at least under its original name.

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

  • Obed Wild and Scenic River, sister to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, is tucked away in the wilds of Tennessee’s Morgan and Cumberland Counties where it protects a 45-mile stretch of one of the South's last free-flowing streams.

  • The body of a man who went missing during an outing in Shenandoah National Park has been found outside the park.

  • Great Lakes fishing history has led to a segment of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore being named to the National Register of Historic Places.

    Listing of the Rocky Island Historic District recognizes the historic significance of the island's fish camp, as well as the stories it tells of the area’s commercial fishing heritage.