Recreation

Wilderness as therapist
Wilderness as therapist
A growing number of veterans and researchers are racing to understand nature’s power to heal.
National forests to decide where snowmobiles are welcome
National forests to decide where snowmobiles are welcome
A new rule requires the government to specify areas for winter motorized users.
Private property blocks access to public lands
Private property blocks access to public lands
Public lands belong to everyone. But private landowners can make it hard to get to them.
Did federal negligence help kill two hikers?
An upcoming trial will decide whether the Park Service was responsible for the deaths of two men in Kolob Canyon July 15, 1993.
For guilt-free wilderness trips
A list of groups that teach wilderness-users to go "light on the land."
I came, I saw, I wrote a guidebook
The increase in numbers of tourists drawn to the canyon country by guidebooks and magazines raises questions about exploiting and overusing a fragile landscape.
No more water for Aspen - for now
The Colorado Supreme Court denies Aspen Ski Co. water to expand its Snowmass resort.
A little sarcasm, a lot of love
The writer takes a fond, tongue-in-cheek look at tourists in Moab, Utah.
Falling arches
Tourists Jim and Dafang Lin witness a 44-foot slab fall from Utah's 306-ft. Landscape Arch.
Four-ton bandage applied to trampled peak
Forest Service employee Loretta McEllhiney finds creative ways to restore heavily trampled and eroded hiking trails on Colorado's Mt. Elbert.
Xerox copiers and black helicopters
A tongue-in-cheek consideration of Colorado Republican Scott McInnis' search for waste at the Department of Interior, the closing of national parks and the Christian Coalition's involvement in both.
Ski resort flops in midst of land boom
A controversial Colorado proposed ski resort, Lake Catamount, suffers a setback when the major investor pulls out.
Learning the trick of quiet
The writer muses about loving and protecting the landscape of one's own backyard.