Recreation

Meet me tonight in (the West’s) Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in (the West’s) Atlantic City
The rugged Old West meets New West in a tiny Wyoming town.
West Obsessed: Forging a path through Alaska’s wilderness
West Obsessed: Forging a path through Alaska’s wilderness
High Country News discusses how the Frontier State might diversify its economy.
The thru-hike you’ve never heard of: Oregon Desert Trail
The thru-hike you’ve never heard of: Oregon Desert Trail
Photographer Meg Roussos shares views from her solo-trek deep in the backcountry.
Walking to the Wheel
A Forest Service management plan for a Native American ceremonial ground seems to be working.
Fat tires
The second annual Fat Tire mountainbiking festival is held in Socorro, N.M.
Climbers bedevil tower
Climbers are leaving their marks on Devil's Tower.
Free the paper pushers!
Park Service seasonal tries to cut the bureaucracy from his job.
Does the ski industry pay enough?
A GAO report shows ski industry payments for use of public lands.
Rails with trails
The Rails to Trails Conservancy says that trails can be built next to active rail lines.
Great Basin Adventures
Several Great Basin trips are available.
Glacially slow sewage study angers tourists
Several back-country chalets close at Glacier National Park due to sewage problems.
County says Hell, No
County residents say "no' to a proposal to make Hells Canyon a national park .
Dune the Right Thing in Oregon
ORVs may be banned from Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Not another Yellowstone
A study suggests that granting Hells Canyon national park status would boost the local economy.
Jackson mountain biking
Jackson Hole publishes a mountain biking map to attract tourists.
Helicopters may invade Zion park
A helicopter company thwarts opposition by relocating in a neighboring county.
When ski areas fail, taxpayers clean up
Costly reclamation work on several defunct ski areas suggests that the Forest Service is too lax with applicants.
Medicine Wheel remains unprotected
The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark suffers from too many tourists.
Exploring the Great Basin
Several books on the Great Basin are reviewed: "Hiking the Great Basin' by John Hart; "The Hiker's Guide to Nevada' by Bruce Grubbs and "Nevada Mountain Ranges' by George Wuerthner.
Will Zion, the movie, hurt Zion, the park?
An Imax theater will soon stand at the entrance to Zion National Park.
Speak to Capitol Reef
Comments are sought on the management of Capitol Reef National Park.
Biking beyond Boise
'Mountain Biking in Southwest Idaho' by Stephen Steubner and Stephen Phipps is reviewed.
Burnout on the slopes
A Colorado ski instructor is suspended after poking a skier with a pole during an argument.