Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

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

Friday, May 24th, 2013

  • By just about any measure, Capitol Reef National Park in south-central Utah is a sleeper. It falls in the shadow, largely, of the state's four other national parks. And for most people, a visit to the Fruita orchards, campground, and visitor center is the long and short of their experience with Capitol Reef.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

  • I've been maintaining a piece of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail as a volunteer for longer than Christine Byl has worked on trails. However, I have never done the kind of work she describes in her book, Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods.

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