The Latest News & Views

Monday, April 6th, 2015

  • For the past few decades I've carried my trusty Nikons around in a Utah-made fanny pack, now, of course, called "lumbar packs." Mine was compact, held a few lenses and body and accessories, and could swing from back to front in a flash. Flip open the zipper top, grab and shoot.

  • A popular hike at Lake Mead National Recreation Area follows a former railroad grade associated with the construction of Hoover Dam in the 1930s.

  • A long-standing prohibition against mountain biking in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park will be lifted – just a little – in the next few months.

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

  • Modern technology, including cell phones and helicopters, can be a mixed blessing when emergencies occur in remote locations in parks. The downside is some people will expect quick results when things go awry, and due to weather, terrain or other factors, cell phones don't always work, and helicopters aren't always available.

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