The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

  • When was the last time you went up into your attic? While you no doubt have stored away quite a few treasures there, it's likely they're covered in dust, and neglect probably has taken a toll as well, don't you think?

    And who in your household is in charge of checking on those family heirlooms? You? Your spouse? Your kids? Is anyone?

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

  • If you like to climb in Shenandoah National Park you might just want to pay attention to the park's work on updating its rock outcrop management plan, which includes climbing guidelines.

  • Ahh, the lowly wooly adelgid. This nasty import, though small, has been threatening the viability of hemlock trees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In an effort to blunt its advance, park technicians will be spraying trees in Cades Cove early next month. As a result, the loop road will be temporarily closed.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

  • Happy Valley -- the one in Saguaro National Park, not Penn State -- is somewhat of an anomaly when you think of the desert Southwest. While there are cacti to be found in the vegetation that surrounds the Happy Valley campsite, there also are some nice coniferous trees that lend a more northerly feel to the setting.