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National Parks

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  • Going alone, but not lonely

    Going alone, but not lonely
    My recent column on the joys of traveling alone launched a steady flow of email from readers who shared their own stories of solo travel. Far more was submitted than can fit here, but this is a sampling. Submissions were edited for space. I went alone...
  • Gov. McAuliffe to visit Werowocomoco on Tuesday

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe will return to Gloucester on Tuesday to talk about the potential implications of the purchase of Werowocomoco, the former home of Pocahontas on the banks of the York River. A movement is afoot to purchase the property that is...
  • Survey says: Visitors to national parks don't like noise

    Survey says: Visitors to national parks don't like noise
    Talk about an unsurprising finding: Visitors to remote areas in national parks consider noise from helicopters or planes an unpleasant intrusion. That is the result of a study conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal...
  • From Rwanda to Redlands

    From Rwanda to Redlands
    As a boy, Patrick Manyika looked up and watched packages of corn and canned fish fall from the sky. An airplane streamed overhead, dropping supplies to the hundreds of refugees living in isolation in the rolling hills and forests of northeast Rwanda....
  • Yurok tribe works to protect a raptor it reveres: California condor

    SAN FRANCISCO — The Yurok name for the bird that soared closest to the creator and could deliver the people's prayers is "prey-go-neesh." The English name for the Pleistocene-era throwback with the 91/2-foot wingspan is California condor, and by...
  • Washington Monument draws crowds as it reopens after renovations

    Washington Monument draws crowds as it reopens after renovations
    After three years of renovations, the Washington Monument reopened to the public Monday with some visible bruises, as thousands gathered to celebrate the restoration of the capital’s tallest monument. "Today" show weatherman Al Roker, Interior...
  • Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip

    Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip
    Is grandma packed? There's a good chance she and grandpa are going along on your summer vacation whether it's to a week at the beach, to Yellowstone or Orlando, and there's also a good chance they're leading the way -- and paying for, or for much of, the...
  • Superstorm Sandy recovery continues as Memorial Day nears

    Superstorm Sandy recovery continues as Memorial Day nears
    It was finally starting to feel a little bit like summer, and Crystal de Jesus wanted to spend her day off relaxing at the beach. But after a long bus ride to the Rockaways, she was dismayed to find bulldozers noisily pushing sand on the beach, the...
  • Hunters fire near Yosemite National Park now threatens 100 homes

    Hunters fire near Yosemite National Park now threatens 100 homes
    An out-of-control wildfire burning in Mariposa County west of Yosemite National Park has burned one residence and is now threatening more than 100 others as dozens of residents evacuate, officials reported Tuesday. The Hunters fire started Monday...
  • National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers

    National Park Service seeks to ease tensions with Point Reyes farmers
    Point Reyes National Seashore is unusual among U.S. parks. Its shimmering coastline and velvety hillsides make for a majestic Marin County landscape — and its two dozen commercial dairy farms and ranches make for one of the nastiest disagreements in...
  • California's redwoods: In the land of the giants

    California's redwoods: In the land of the giants
    It was the first full day of my redwood country road trip, about 180 miles north of San Francisco. John Stephenson was showing me his drive-through tree, a 315-foot beauty that's the pride of Leggett. A storm had just roared through. Raindrops...