Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

  • When I worked for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management at the Anasazi Heritage Center, I read a lot about mining in the Rockies. The book that really let me know what life in the mining camps was like was Tomboy Bride, by Harriet Fish Backus.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

  • Identifying warblers can be a pretty straightforward affair, especially here in the East. In the spring, before leaf-out, you can get good looks at these birds, and their plumage gives them away.

    But it isn’t always the second week of May in the Midwest.

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

  • The features of today's cameras, coupled with the size of some national parks, can make photographing the parks on your vacation a daunting task.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

  • Living in isolation offers perhaps the best opportunity for mind control. Of course, it also takes a strong personality to wield such control over those around you. Robert “Bobby” Hale had such a strong personality, and he found the seclusion he needed to control and manipulate his growing family in [url=http://www.nps.gov/wrst]Wrangell-St.

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

  • Jennifer Pharr Davis is an amazing athlete who's best known for being the fastest person on the Appalachian Trail.

    In her latest book Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph, Jennifer writes about her record-breaking feat on the trail in 2011.

    Put your mind around this -- 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes for 2,185 miles, beat

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