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Monday, June 4th, 2012

  • Plowing of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park was going fine...until recent storms dumped at least 16 inches of snow on parts of the alpine road.

    Park officials were hoping to have the 50-mile-long road open end-to-end by mid-June, and say that still might happen, but the recent storms have slowed thin

  • If you're out in the parks this week, check to see if the park you're in is offering a viewing of the "Venus Transit" that will occur Tuesday afternoon.

  • Who is recreating across America, and what sports are they pursuing? Is hiking on the rise, or decline? And what about biking, or paddling participation?

  • Richmond will be a major target for Civil War and history enthusiasts through 2015, so if you’re smart—you’ll entertain the idea of dropping in on this former capital of the Confederacy.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

  • Feral Animal Problem Brings Hunting Policy

    The Premier of the Australian State of New South Wales announced on May 30th that “volunteer pest control,” or the hunting of feral animals, would be permitted in 79 of the State’s 799 national parks, nature reserves and state conservation areas, thanks to “amendments to the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002.”

    In a June 3rd articl