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    Pay to play

    The Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association believes mountain bikers should pay to use trails on public lands.

  • News

    Parks give free rides

    Park Service loses $100 million a year in fees it fails to collect.

  • Book Reviews

    No room at the top

    American Mountain Foundation tries to save Colorado's "Fourteeners" from being loved to death by climbers.

  • Book Reviews

    A climbing plan for Devils Tower

    Park Service tries to develop a climbing management plan that will satisfy Native Americans who regard Devils Tower as sacred.

  • Essays

    The Park Service didn't put my son in a coma

    The severe injury of her son in a hiking accident leads the writer to meditate on the need to take personal responsibility in the outdoors.

  • News

    Does Utah need an eco-challenge?

    Conservationists object to proposed gigantic "Eco-Challenge Adventure Race" planned for Utah.

  • News

    Park Service trying to evict cave cafe

    Controversy erupts over the possible removal of a subterranean cafeteria in Carlsbad Caverns.

  • News

    Park concessions to be corralled

    A bill to reform concessions in national parks seems likely to pass.

  • Feature

    Whose fault? A Utah canyon turns deadly

    The deaths of two hikers in Utah raise legal and ethical questions about risk and responsibility.

  • News

    Life after Barbee

    Michael Finley replaces Robert Barbee as superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.

  • News

    Where have all the tourists gone?

    Despite predictions of overcrowding, visitation is down at Grand Canyon this year.

  • Book Reviews

    Strangelove Park

    Park Service considers historic preservation of Minuteman silos in South Dakota.

  • News

    No one happy in Hells

    Attempts to restrict jetboats in Hells Canyon annoy both jetboaters and environmentalists.

  • News

    Outdoor groups fight camping limits

    Outdoor schools fight Canyonlands use-limits proposal.

  • News

    Could a treaty block a mine?

    Yellowstone's status as a "world heritage site" could affect mining near the park.

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