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Sunday, November 13th, 2011

  • One of the popular backcountry winter treks in Yosemite National Park is the 10-mile ski to Ostrander Lake. If that interests you, and you'd like to spend some time near the lake, now's the time to enter the lottery for a night at the Ostrander Ski Hut.

    The Yosemite Conservancy is accepting lottery registration forms for the coming season -- December 16 through March 31 -- through 5 p.m.

  • It marked, in history, the last stand of the Spanish in present-day Georgia. Today Fort Frederica holds little more than ruins on St. Simons Island along the Georgia coast.

  • Almost any job can be demanding at times, but if your work with the National Park Service involves cultural resources, you don't usually need to wear body armor.

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

  • It's a single digit, one not overly impressive, but when you consider the number of California condor chicks hatched in the wild at Grand Canyon National Park, "three" is record-setting.

    However, while two of the three condor chicks that hatched in the wild earlier this year are doing well, one chick recently was found dead below its nest cave in the Grand Can

Friday, November 11th, 2011