Recreation

The contradictions of iconic lands
The contradictions of iconic lands
The photos inside two new volumes show the grandeur and vulnerability of landscapes like the Grand Canyon and Bears Ears National Monument.
In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media
In Yosemite, two deaths raise concerns about social media
A recent study documented 259 fatalities worldwide caused by people taking selfies.
Elaborate hoaxes; respect in Rifle; lost lovers
Elaborate hoaxes; respect in Rifle; lost lovers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Water still flows towards money
Vail Associates pump water west over the Continental Divide into Eagle Creek for snowmaking.
Petroglyphs have drawn fire for decades
Urban crime has risen at the Petroglyph National Monument as Albuquerque draws nearer.
Sunbelt confrontation
Controversy mounts over the construction of a road through Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque.
Watchers at Glacier National Park
Photos of the watchers and watchees in Glacier National Park
The cost of being lost
The Park Service approves a pilot project requiring mountaineers to pay for their own rescue.
Where the buffalo ... moan on the Plains of Wyoming
New York sculptor Robert Berks wants to build 1,000 bronze bison on the Beaver Rim "Area of Critical Environmental Concern" in Wyoming.
Is the Jackson Hole airport "doomed'?
Larry Rockefeller says the Jackson Hole airport is doomed because of a "reverter clause' in his family's agreement with the park.
Custer Association's last stand
The Park Service severs ties with the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association after a confrontation over the name of the park, and the group's refusal to sell Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
Does Aspen need thousands more skiers?
The Forest Service struggles over approval of an Aspen Skiing Co. expansion plan to develop Burnt Mountain, near the Maroon Bells Wilderness.
Critics say big jets and national parks don't mix
Proposed expansion at Jackson's stimulates discussion of FAA regulations for flying over national parks.
Gould group gears up
An advocacy group forms to fight off a proposed ski resort on Seven Utes Mountain, west of Fort Collins, Colo.
Too many tourists
Tourism is crowding Utah's parks.
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.
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