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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

  • In light of a recent series of comments on various posts on the Traveler, it seems like a good time to remind readers that we try to maintain a code of conduct for those who comment.

    Before we trot out that code, some general pointers we hope you'll keep in mind:

  • Another lawsuit has been filed against the National Park Service over its management plans for a section of Big Cypress National Preserve.

  • Teams of scientists have headed into the Utah desert in years past to better understand life on other planets, so why not go underground to do the same?

  • Dramatic rescues employing helicopters and highly-trained crews have become almost commonplace from high mountains, deep canyons and other challenging terrain in parks across the country, but sometimes the solution to an emergency requires a return to the basics, including a trio of hardy park employees…and a mule.

    The Chisos Basin is a

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

  • The family of a man gored to death by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park a year ago has sued the National Park Service for wrongful death, arguing the park staff knew the animal was a danger to hikers but failed to do anything about it.

    Bob Boardman, of Port Angeles, Washington, was gored Oct.