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  • News Recreation on the range

    Recreation on the range

    A sheepdog attack highlights conflicts between recreators and ranchers in Colorado's increasingly popular national forests.

  • Heard Around the West

    World's largest sand trap

    Golf-ball-pitching park patron doesn't understand "leave no trace" ethic.

  • Writers on the Range Got your elk yet?

    Got your elk yet?

    It's the question of the season, one that assumes that if you live in the West, you must hunt.

  • Focus Conservation for the Adrenaline Crowd

    Conservation for the Adrenaline Crowd

    Environmentalists in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado have struggled to get recreationists behind their causes.

  • Book Reviews Books for lonely times

    Books for lonely times

    When you're camped all alone in the wilderness, there is nothing like a book to bring you comfort.

  • Two Weeks in the West Our best idea

    Our best idea

    A family trip out West in 1959, when he was 9 years old, inspired Dayton Duncan to make a new documentary series with Ken Burns, called The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

  • Writers on the Range My home on a glacier

    My home on a glacier

    The memory of two summers spent working as a dogsled guide on a glacier in Alaska will never melt away.

  • Heard Around the West

    Cuddle-fish?

    PETA pushing for cute and fuzzy name for California State Park

  • Essays The dictionary reader

    The dictionary reader

    What kind of person spends the whole summer stuck inside a cabin reading the dictionary?

  • Heard Around the West

    Striking finish

    Lightning and falling fawns endanger runners of the Hardrock Hundred.

  • Writers on the Range Riding the rails -- upscale

    Riding the rails -- upscale

    It may not be as romantic as hopping freight cars in a Woody Guthrie song, but Amtrak is the nicest way to travel across the West.

  • Writers on the Range Finally, a burger with a taste of place

    Finally, a burger with a taste of place

    Next time you visit the Grand Canyon, stop in Flagstaff for a delicious Diablo burger made from locally raised organic beef.

  • Writers on the Range

    The lands less traveled are a treat

    The National Landscape Conservation System allows adventurous tourists to experience beautiful, remote landscapes far from the nearest souvenir store.

  • Book Reviews A conflict of values

    A conflict of values

    Michael J. Yochim writes the primer on the Yellowstone snowmobile conflict in his admirably balanced Yellowstone and the Snowmobile: Locking Horns over National Park Use.

  • Book Reviews Fishing for solace

    Fishing for solace

    In Yellowstone Autumn, Walter Wetherell describes a short season of solitary fly-fishing and contemplation in Yellowstone National Park.

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