Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

  • They are one of the iconic trees found in parts of the Southwest and Rocky Mountain states. You can’t miss their massive stature and warm, red trunks when you’re out on a hike in the national parks.

Monday, January 19th, 2015

  • Is there a living Ivory-billed Woodpecker anywhere? There hasn't been a well-documented sighting since 1987, yet it still hasn't officially been declared extinct, giving hope to countless birders that they might yet spot this large, striking bird.

Friday, November 28th, 2014

  • For most, if not all, of us, it's easy to identify the national bird of the United States. But do you know what the national bird of Denmark is, or of Honduras? Ron Toft makes it easy to research such questions in his National Birds of the World.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

  • They say if you've seen one Grand Canyon, you've seen them all. And that's because it's a one-of-a-kind landscape of stone and water, a landscape to lose oneself within. Most visitors gaze into its depths from the rim, but others figuratively fall into its alluring depths for the rest of their lives, exploring every twist and turn of the Colorado River, its trails, and side canyons.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

  • By now, it's getting a bit late to be hiking the entire John Muir Trail. In fact, you should be nearing the end of your trek. But if you've wondered about taking on that long-distance walk next year or the year after, there's a good book you should read.

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