Hiking Down to Phantom Ranch, the Grand Canyon’s ‘Destination Hotel’

The entire point of the unique place is the experience involved in getting there.

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A Writer Returns to the Grand Canyon, This Time With His Mother’s Ashes

Thomas Page McBee first visited the national park as a child on a family vacation. Thirty-three years later — and 11 after starting testosterone — he finally reckons with his parent’s death.

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Why the Debate Over Russian Uranium Worries U.S. Tribal Nations

If imports end because of the war, American companies may look to increase domestic mining, which has a toxic history on Indigenous lands.

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Joseph D. Mount Was Charged For Organizing a Hike of More Than 150 people to the Grand Canyon.

Prosecutors said at least 150 people showed up, astounding rangers and overwhelming visitors who struggled to steer clear of the hikers, many of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing.

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Charles Haeger, Former MLB Player Suspected of Killing Ex-Girlfriend, Found Dead

The authorities said they had been looking for Charles Haeger since Friday, when his former girlfriend was fatally shot in her home in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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‘The Coal Industry Is Back,’ Trump Proclaimed. It Wasn’t.

The demise of coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Kentucky shows how the president, despite promises to restore jobs, failed to counter the forces decimating the industry.

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National Parks May Become Latest Battleground in Reopening

Americans crave outdoor recreation more than ever. But national parks — sometimes many miles from equipped hospitals — are grappling with how to safely stay open.

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You’re Probably Inhaling Microplastics Right Now

A new study found plentiful evidence of these tiny particles in dust in the nation’s most remote places.

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Camping in the West? Like Everything These Days, It’s Complicated

“Every state is different. In some states, every municipality is different.”

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