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Friday, September 12th, 2008

  • It is one of the most rugged and physically demanding parks of the continental United States. And it also is one of the most beautiful works of landscape architecture, one that continues to evolve. And yet, Canyonlands National Park is still not a completed work.

  • Editor's note: In an effort to better understand how other countries are protecting their parklands, and to compare and contrast U.S. efforts to those from abroad, Traveler will on occasion run items from beyond U.S. borders. This story involves Canada's national park lands.

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

  • On this, the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the print and broadcast media are flooding the nation and the world with stories of the 9/11 events and their aftermath.

    One of the most compelling stories is that of Flight 93, the hijacked United Airlines passenger plane that terrorists intended to crash into a Washington, DC target (The Capitol?

  • The House was in recess for a month, but that ended September 8. Now there’ll be a flurry of hearings, including many of great interest to national park users and managers.

  • So much for taking only pictures and leaving only footprints. Some climbers in Rocky Mountain National Park have been leaving behind crash pads so they don't have to haul them in and out of the park every time they want to go bouldering. Tsch, tsch.