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Sunday, May 27th, 2012

  • The news spread fast across Canada last week that the government had announced that the Rouge Park complex that protects an entire watershed in Toronto would indeed become the country’s first “national urban park.”

    CBC News reported that, “Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Friday that Ottawa will be ‘providing over $140 million over the next 10 years and over $7.5 million (annually) to

  • Without question, one of the bonuses of visiting Olympic National Park is eating the incredibly fresh seafood you find in the restaurants.

    For special events, the chefs at Lake Quinault Lodge, Lake Crescent Lodge, Kalaloch Lodge, and Sol Duc Hot Springs mix seafood, in this case scallops, with acorn squash to create a meal not soo

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

  • If you find yourself in North Dakota this summer, consider heading to Theodore Roosevelt National Park to join a ranger-led hike into the park.

    The first of six "Wilderness Hikes" is this Sunday, May 27.

Friday, May 25th, 2012

  • Memorial Day should be something much more personal than just a paid day off, backyard barbeque or a sale at a department store.

    Since 1775, over two million Americans have been killed or wounded in wars and military conflicts, and almost all Americans can look back into their family histories and find relatives who were wounded or killed while serving their country.

  • Summer seems to have reached the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park, where the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, general store, and grill, were to open for the season today, with the White Wolf Lodge following in two weeks if conditions allow.

    The Tuolumne Meadows Sport Shop and the Tuolumne-based Yosemite Mountaineering Schoo