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Trash Reminder

Trash Reminder

Glacier National Park recently released a reminder to those that have decided its OK to drop trash around our National Parks.

Nobles Emigrant Trail

Nobles Emigrant Trail

In 1851, William Nobles founded a new route to California through lands of the Northern Paiute Tribe. The new trail left the Applegate Trail at Black Rock Springs in Nevada, crossed the Black Rock Playa, passed near what is now Susanville, California and ended at Shasta City, California. It was generally considered the easiest route […]

National Parks During a Government Shutdown

National Parks During a Government Shutdown

National Park Shutdown National Parks in the U.S.A. are usually open 365 days a year.  When legislators and the President fail to fund the operations of government, the Park Service furloughs non-essential workers.   Usually these periods are short and the parks are open after a few days.  This year’s long shutdown left the parks […]

The Dangers of Hiking

The Dangers of Hiking

Sometimes I answer questions posed by members of Quora.  Here is one question and my answer:
What are the most common, likely dangers facing hikers in North America?

Ghosts Haunt the Lava Beds

Ghosts Haunt the Lava Beds

The history of the Lava Beds National Monument is rough, with a bloody history of the Modoc Indian War.  Many people died there during the war under horrible circumstances.  Do their spirits live on? Frank Bagges was quite certain they do.  He related his first person report to the The Morning Call, a San Francisco newspaper.  The story was […]

Hostible

Hostible

Hostible.com is a new website platform designed for hosts, especially amateurs, to bring their offerings to a broader audience and for adventurers to find new opportunities.

National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day

As I wrote in a past blog post,  fossil hunting can be a great way to explore.  Perhaps you haven’t heard, there is a special day for it – National Fossil Day.  This year it is, October 11, 2017.  The first Fossil Day was created in 2010 by the American Geological Institute and the National […]

Why Humans Explore

Why Humans Explore

 There are many motivations that move explorers forward. One way to discover some of them is to study the greatest voyages of exploration.

Park and Recreation Month

Park and Recreation Month

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country. This […]

Great Outdoors Month

Great Outdoors Month

June is Great Outdoors Month in the USA.  What started as Great Outdoors Week under President Clinton in 1998 has grown significantly under the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations into a month and summer-long celebration of the outdoors and all the benefits it brings.  The month is punctuated with a variety of special days and weeks including: National […]

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