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National Parks

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  • Taking the Kids -- and teaching them about civil rights at our national monuments

    Taking the Kids -- and teaching them about civil rights at our national monuments
    Let's hear it for teachable moments. I especially love the ones outside of school, and even better school age, if they occur spontaneously. Well, sometimes they may need a little help. Next month, of course, is Black History Month and in school kids are...
  • Two friends scale El Capitan, climb into history by their bloodied fingertips

    Two friends scale El Capitan, climb into history by their bloodied fingertips
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A day after completing what had been considered the world's most difficult rock climb, two Americans who spent 19 days living on a sheer granite wall said they hope their feat inspires others to follow their own...
  • Tweeting along the way, man close to completing 'world's hardest' climb

    Hands torn and bleeding, the second of two men attempting a grueling climb up a half-mile of sheer granite in California's Yosemite National Park cleared one of the ascent's most difficult stretches after days of failed attempts and waiting. Growing...
  • Dominion Power, preservationists face off over proposed towers across James River

    Dominion Power, preservationists face off over proposed towers across James River
    JAMES CITY — Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways. The battleground is...
  • Readers share their 2014 travel highlights

     Readers share their 2014 travel highlights
    I spend most of the year telling you about my travels, so I always enjoy the opportunity to turn that around and hear about your journeys. I recently wrote of my 2014 travel highlights, both big and small. Readers poured in their recollections, and here...
  • Distance grows between climbers scaling El Capitan in Yosemite

    Distance grows between climbers scaling El Capitan in Yosemite
    Two climbers’ perilous ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park continued this week, with the distance between the pair growing as one section of the granite wall continued to pose a particular challenge. “My battle with Pitch 15...
  • Fort Monroe progressing with property transfers

    Fort Monroe progressing with property transfers
    HAMPTON — Virginia owns land along the Chesapeake Bay it wants to hand to the federal government, and state officials may agree to pay for land they believe the state already owns. Fort Monroe is steeped in some of the country's richest history,...
  • Here's your chance to patrol for pythons

    Here's your chance to patrol for pythons
    They're tried everything to control the invasion of South Florida by Burmese pythons. Snake-sniffing dogs, radio-transmitters fitted on unsuspecting female pythons, python roundups. Now they're going to try you. A series of free python-catching workshops...
  • Chamberlin plans to expand; Fort Monroe has no say

    Chamberlin plans to expand; Fort Monroe has no say
    A Hampton Roads icon, Old Point Comfort's The Chamberlin, is planning to expand, officials of the Fort Monroe Authority disclosed Thursday -- and then hastened to say it has nothing to do with them. The former hotel is now a senior living center...
  • 2015 fee-free days at Everglades National Park

    2015 fee-free days at Everglades National Park
    The National Park Service will offer free admission to Everglades National Park and other U.S. National Parks on nine days in 2015, according to a release. In 2015, visitors can explore for free the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States...
  • The great fear of the great outdoors

    The great fear of the great outdoors
    Americans find ourselves in a period — arguably, the first in our nation's history — when our unease about being in nature is coming to outweigh our desire for it. We have a growing intolerance for inconvenience, a feeling well captured by the...