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Monday, February 20th, 2012

  • Officials at the Vicksburg National Cemetery, located on the edge of Vicksburg National Military Park, have released the results of an extensive study of a group of unmarked graves discovered in the cemetery in 2010.

    Vicksburg National Cemetery occupies 116 manicured acres high above the Mississippi River.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

  • Last year, I walked the length of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, about 83 miles, to finish the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in early May.

    When the annual Park Planning documents recently came out for Cape Hatteras, I looked at the detaile

  • Though summer is months away in the High Sierra, it's not too early to start thinking about joining "Muir's March" in support of draining the Hetch Hetchy Valley of Yosemite National Park.

    This year there will be many more options for folks to show their support for

  • A rockfall that came down on Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park in January did more damage than initially thought, and access into the Yosemite Valley via the road will be impossible for more than a month while crews work round-the-clock to repair it.

    The rockfall occurred January 22 amid several days of storm

  • Arizona culture and heritage will be on display at Pipe Spring National Monument in March as the park celebrates Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.

    Helping the park staff out with some of the events will be the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. This annual celebration provides a special opportunity for locals and visitors to learn about the prehistory and history of the Arizon