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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

  • Here at the Traveler we've taken a small step, appearance-wise, to make commenting easier: We've gotten rid of the CAPTCHA process.

    At least outwardly, that is. In recent days we've been besieged by spammers from the far side of the world. On Monday there were 60 spam comments that we had to deflect.

  • Fall, believe it or not, is on the way. In the Rockies, leaves on some of the trees already are beginning to turn. It won't be long before furnaces click on, and the lawn mower is put up for the winter.

    But recognizing that fall is a great time to find yourself in a national park, it's certainly not the season to end your adventures.

  • The odds of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest are dismally low, especially if the crisis occurs in a remote location. A visitor to Crater Lake National Park last month beat those odds, thanks to a combination of good staff training and modern medical care.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

  • Human remains found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are thought to be those of a man who went missing in the park this past March.

  • Have you started your back-to-school shopping yet?