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  • Writers on the Range

    Don’t let stars wink out all over the West

    Seth Shteir praises darkness – and denounces light pollution – after going stargazing in Great Basin National Park.

  • Writers on the Range

    When you’re wrong, you’re wrong

    Josh Nichols moves past his own prejudices to discover that mountain bikers can successfully share the great outdoors with ATVers.

  • News

    Carpe Noctem

    Arizona developer promises sun, moon and stars

  • News

    Quest for darkness

    Chad Moore and the members of the Park Service Night Sky Team keep an eye on the stars in the nation’s parks and monuments.

  • Uncommon Westerners

    Jim Detterline to the rescue

    Park Ranger Jim Detterline battles the agency he loves over its insistence that a hearing impairment makes him unfit for his job.

  • News

    Seven Ways to Enjoy Natural Darkness

    Suggestions from the National Park Service

  • Writers on the Range

    Even four-footed employees deserve to retire

    Susan Ives tells the story of Edith Ann, a faithful horse that narrowly escaped euthanasia when the Park Service decided she was too old and gimpy to be of further use.

  • Essays

    Bury it standing

    When his old canoe shows signs of aging, Alan Kesselheim decides to bury it upright in his yard, a contemporary totem pole.

  • Essays

    Even four-footed employees deserve to retire

    Susan Ives tells the story of Edith Ann, a faithful horse that narrowly escaped euthanasia when the Park Service decided she was too old and gimpy to be of further use.

  • Writers on the Range

    Exploring the shrinking marvel of Lake Powell

    Jonathan Thompson kayaks Lake Powell and finds it drastically changed – and shrunken – from the “Lake Foul” he first visited 20 years ago.

  • Writers on the Range

    What’s worse than an unethical hunter?

    Pat Wray loves hunting and agrees that off-road vehicles have their place, but, he says, hunting and ORVs do not go together.

  • Writers on the Range

    Mules and hikers keep duking it out in the Grand Canyon

    Ann Adams describes the mule trip her father took into the Grand Canyon back in 1936, and compares it to the treks still happening today.

  • Essays

    The good and bad of peak-bagging

    Steven Albert – like John Muir before him – loves the thrill of climbing fourteeners, even if it’s sometimes a guilty pleasure.

  • Writers on the Range

    Peak bagging and how to avoid it

    Steven Albert – like John Muir before him – loves the thrill of climbing fourteeners, even if it’s sometimes a guilty pleasure.

  • Essays

    Old West meets Old World in Big Horn

    In Big Horn, Wyo., in the shadow of the Big Horn Mountains, Westerners have been playing polo for more than a century

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