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Monday, March 12th, 2012

  • Congratulations to David Crowl, who successfully negotiated Traveler's February puzzlers to win a deck of Freedom of the Hills playing cards from The Mountaineers!

    Throughout the month's series of Mystery Spots and Mystery Photos, more than two dozen readers successfully solved the puzzlers and were entered into our highly unscientific drawing for the deck of cards.

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

  • With a light winter pretty well over, Great Smoky Mountains National Park started opening its seasonal facilities this weekend.

    Set Up Camp

    It’s time to go camping.

  • Editor's note: The Traveler is expanding our coverage of national parks in other nations. We'll soon be rolling out travel features on international park destinations, but we're also christening this weekly roundup on park news from countries other than the U.S.

  • With an eye on the prize, this year's crop of would-be Appalachian Trail thru-hikers are getting ready to hit the trail.

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

  • The roster of National Historic Landmarks has grown by 13, with landmarks in nine different states received that designation this week from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

    Among the 13 is are sites associated with the famed Apache scouts, the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world, and an early 18th-century parish church.

    “Each of these landmarks teaches us abou