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Friday, November 4th, 2011

  • Knowing the material of the clothes you're wearing is fairly easy, but being able to trace that material to its source, well, that's something. Particularly when you're wondering where the wool in your shirt came from.

    Most folks who backpack or hike are looking for, or have made, a connection with the landscape.

  • A traditional holiday festival, complete with pinatas, yule trees, candlelight tours, and bonfires, is coming to Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in Colorado in early December.

    The celebration is set for Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3.

  • Boaters heading to Dry Tortugas National Park for snorkeling, scuba diving, or fishing will be able to tie-up at mooring balls park crews have placed within the Research Natural Area of the park.

    The natural area covers 46 square miles and com

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

  • In light of a recent series of comments on various posts on the Traveler, it seems like a good time to remind readers that we try to maintain a code of conduct for those who comment.

    Before we trot out that code, some general pointers we hope you'll keep in mind:

  • Another lawsuit has been filed against the National Park Service over its management plans for a section of Big Cypress National Preserve.