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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

  • As summer gives way to fall, and fall to winter, we usually have more time to read, as there's less daylight outside.

    A book that recently fell into my hands, courtesy of my wife, is Richard Bartlett's Great Surveys of the American West.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

  • Mid-winter conditions with heavy snows and strong, gusting winds, and a few missteps, forced two Virginia men to hunker down in the backcountry of Glacier National Park and wait out the storm with hopes rangers would find them.

    Neal Peckens and Jasen Hister, both 32, only planned to spend a couple nights in the b

  • Snowfall already has been recorded in Utah's high country, and for Cedar Breaks National Monument that means the end of the busy travel season and time to prepare for the quieter winter season.

    "We are winterizing the park's utility systems and buildings, which will be closed for visitor use until next spring," said Superintendent Paul Roelandt.

  • There are over 800 miles of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Chimney Tops Trail is one of the most popular—for good reason. Although the route is steep, it's only a two-mile hike to a rock outcropping that provides spectacular views of the Smokies.

  • Is cell service in Yellowstone National Park important enough to you that a 100-foot cell tower should be erected near the Lake area in the park?

    Yellowstone officials currently are reviewing a proposal from Verizon Wireless to put up that tower to serve the Lake and Fishing Bridge areas.

    According to park offici