We hiked to Shi Shi Beach and Point of Arches in Olympic National Park during the lowest tides of the year so we could explore the most distant tide pools. This experience never ceases to amaze us, and we see life forms that look like they evolved on another planet. This weblog primarily shows the hike through photographs, with a few words about our observations during our three-day backpacking trip in June… Read More
The National Park Service leads a controversial effort to eliminate rats and pigs from the Channel Islands, restoring distinctive native species such as the Island Fox.
Redbuds and emerging spring leaves create a lovely pastel landscape along the Tennessee portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
An internal Interior Department document, leaked to the press in February, 2010, showed 14 areas under preliminary consideration to be named as national monuments by President Obama. This included the Bodie Hills of California.
Report from a trip to Yosemite National Park, with photographs of the magnificent landscape and a mild critique of management of Yosemite Valley by the National Park Service.
A rural field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, is the site of the Flight 93 crash during the events of September 11, 2001. The Flight 93 National Memorial is a sacred place for remembering the heroism of that day.
When the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the continent in the years 1804 to 1806, they initiated a new adventure for the young American country that would knit together the coasts and Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, giving the nation a vast new identity. Migration and settlement and displacement and wars and environmental changes on a vast scale were soon to follow. Two centuries have now passed, and there has been a… Read More