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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

  • Two years after torrential rains unleashed flooding across Mount Rainier National Park heavy rains have returned and forced the park's closure.

    Mount Rainier Superintendent Dave Uberuaga closed the park this morning after flooding from Kautz Creek inundated portions of the Nisqually Road. In some places the water was 6 inches deep.

  • Today’s 12th anniversary celebration is extra special at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, America’s only privately-owned national park.

  • Huge hills and mountains of casks on casks were piled upon her wharves, and side by side the world-wandering whale ships lay silent and safely moored at last. -- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick.

    Such was the view Herman Melville witnessed from his time in New Bedford, Massachusetts. And while that sea-salt-soaked view doesn't remain today, it can live on in our imaginations.

  • "This is the most beautiful place on Earth."
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

  • Talk about ambitious. The folks at Zion National Park are planning to do the first substantial rehabilitation of the Mount Carmel Highway in nearly 80 years, something that will not be an overnight job.