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Thursday, September 18th, 2008

  • Shoshone Cavern National Monument was abolished 54 years ago. When a national park’s name is deleted from the rolls like this, and no longer identifies a discrete unit of the National Park System, the passage of time makes it easier to forget that a park bearing that name ever existed.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

  • I've never had the pleasure of hiking the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park. But I've been told that one of the must-do national park backcountry treks in the West is the circumnavigation of Mount Rainier via this trail.

  • Federal wildlife authorities who once were so confident the gray wolf could survive without Endangered Species Act protections now say they didn't do all their homework as completely as they should have.

  • 1. Look at the photo accompanying this quiz. Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin spent plenty of time in this building during 1992-2002, first as a city council member, then as mayor of Wasilla. Which of the following parks is closest to Wasilla?
    a. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
    b. Denali National Park and Preserve

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008