Bohemia Beach Is Having Another Day in the Sun

Three recent books revisit the Outer Cape, long an inspiration for writers like Mary McCarthy, who lampooned the area as “the seacoast of Bohemia.”

#architecture, #books-and-literature, #cape-cod-modern-house-trust, #families-and-family-life, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #remodelista-llc, #summer-season, #wellfleet-mass, #writing-and-writers

‘What a Horrible Place This Would Have Been’

Archaeologists found the remains of 14 soldiers who died in a pivotal Revolutionary War battle — a fresh reminder of the violence of war.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bones, #defense-and-military-forces, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #your-feed-science

The Case Against Commercial Logging in Wildfire-Prone Forests

Logging tends to increase, not decrease, extreme fires.

#california, #forest-service, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #interior-department, #logging-industry, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires, #wood-and-wood-products, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Going Hiking? Don’t Forget These Safety Tips.

Experts say failing to alert family or friends of your plans is one of the biggest mistakes hikers make. Here are some more of their recommendations.

#content-type-service, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rescues

Yosemite Wildfire Plan Calls for Cutting Trees to Protect Park

With treasured forests perennially threatened by fierce wildfires, many experts say it’s time to cut and burn protectively. A lawsuit is standing in the way.

#earth-island-institute, #fires-and-firefighters, #hanson-chad, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

In 5 National Parks, Hidden Gems and Roads Less Traveled

As park visitation rises, serenity in nature can be elusive. But even the most popular U.S. national parks have overlooked treasures and entrances that aren’t clogged with traffic.

#acadia-national-park-me, #grand-canyon-national-park, #great-smoky-mountains-national-park, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #yosemite-national-park-calif, #zion-national-park-utah

What It Means to See America in Person

Trading the online nation for the open road.

#bozeman-mont, #cody-wyo, #glacier-national-park-mont, #montana, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #yellowstone-national-park

Firefighters Use Sprinklers to Save Giant Sequoias in Yosemite

Authorities in Yosemite National Park are hopeful that a sprinkler system can save the Grizzly Giant, a more than 200-foot-tall sequoia that dates back at least 2,000 years.

#fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #trees-and-shrubs, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Killing what saves us

A recent walk among ancient sequoias helped me cope with hard-to-bear news of the world. But those trees are having a hard time coping, too.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #italy, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #sequoia-national-park, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

In Ivory Coast, This Rainforest Is Both Refuge and Junkyard

An endangered gem of lush greenery in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s economic hub, is at the center of government efforts to promote ecotourism. Those who live and work there worry about what it means for them.

#abidjan-ivory-coast, #banco-national-park-ivory-coast, #conservation-of-resources, #eco-tourism, #forests-and-forestry, #ivory-coast, #land-use-policies, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

Yellowstone to Weigh Climate Change Risks When Rebuilding From Flood

The country’s oldest national park is considering whether to route its north entrance road away from the Gardner River.

#floods, #global-warming, #montana, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #yellowstone-national-park, #yellowstone-river

Finding Traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

A historian marks the 200th birthday of a fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad with a visit to her birthplace, only to learn how climate change is washing away memories of “the ultimate outdoors woman.”

#black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #content-type-personal-profile, #maryland, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #slavery-historical, #travel-and-vacations, #tubman-harriet, #underground-railroad-19th-century

Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance for a Campsite

A booking system used by the National Park Service may be disadvantaging marginalized communities the service has worked hard to attract.

#camps-and-camping, #computers-and-the-internet, #kampgrounds-of-america, #minorities, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #summer-season, #yosemite-national-park-calif

In a First, Tribes Will Jointly Manage a National Monument

Five Native American tribes will work with the Bureau of Land Management to plan and conserve Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, officials said.

#bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-land-management, #federal-lands, #interior-department, #land-use-policies, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #utah

The Incredible Journey of Three African Wild Dogs

Three sisters braved lions, crocodiles, poachers, raging rivers and other dangers on a 1,300-mile transnational effort to forge a new dynasty.

#africa, #dogs, #land-use-policies, #lions, #lusaka-zambia, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science, #zambia

Photos of Flooding Damage in Yellowstone

Flooding and mudslides from recent storms have collapsed bridges and washed away roads in the national park.

#floods, #livingston-mont, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rain, #weather, #yellowstone-national-park

How #Vanlifers Are Adjusting to Rising Gas Prices

Remaining in destinations longer, using gas apps and signing up for fuel cards allow nomadic travelers to stay on the road.

#american-automobile-assn, #budget-travel, #buses, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recreational-vehicles, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #upstart2022, #vans

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.

#grand-canyon-ariz, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations

The Sunday Read: ‘I Lived the #VanLife. It Wasn’t Pretty.’

The writer Caity Weaver’s pursuit of the manifest destiny of the millennial generation ended up looking better in the photos.

#audio-neutral-informative, #audio-positive-escape, #california, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #vans

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.

#arizona, #discrimination, #grand-canyon-ariz, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #testosterone, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations, #travel2022, #writing-and-writers

The Sunday Read: ‘It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.’

Three friends set out on a sea-kayaking trip through Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, having a good time, when tragedy struck.

#alaska, #audio-neutral-informative, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores

Cherokee Nation Can Gather Sacred Plants on National Park Land

Five decades after the park service took over the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, the Cherokee can once again gather plants there to create medicine, food and supplies.

#arkansas, #cherokee-indians, #federal-lands, #flowers-and-plants, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #united-states

K.O.A. Goes After the Luxury Market

The well-known network of budget-focused campgrounds has introduced a new brand to focus on glampers. The company’s head explains the move.

#budget-travel, #camps-and-camping, #content-type-service, #kampgrounds-of-america, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recreational-vehicles, #tents, #travel-and-vacations

Despite High Gas Prices, Road Trips Are Still Popular

Itineraries may change, and less money may be spent on food and lodgings, but road trips historically haven’t been stopped by the price at the pump.

#american-automobile-assn, #automobiles, #mmgy-global, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

Hot Springs in the U.S.: Medicinal, Perhaps. Relaxing? Definitely.

Whether at a luxury spa or a more rustic natural environment, a dip in a natural hot springs promises to be relaxing, if not also medicinal. Here’s where and how to get started.

#calistoga-calif, #desert-hot-springs-calif, #geothermal-power, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hot-springs, #hot-springs-ark, #hot-springs-county-wyo, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #saratoga-springs-ny, #spas, #travel-and-vacations, #yellowstone-national-park

A ‘Killing Stone’ Broke in Japan. Is a Demon on the Loose?

The rock appears in a famous legend starring a nine-tailed fox spirit. The question now is whether the fracture was a good or bad omen.

#deaths-fatalities, #foxes, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #japan, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nikko-japan, #superstitions, #women-and-girls

The Museum Ships and Submarines That Are National Landmarks 

According to the National Park Service, some 120 vessels in the United States are designated as national historic landmarks.

#aircraft-carriers, #albany-ny, #baltimore-md, #camden-nj, #charleston-sc, #fishermans-wharf-san-francisco-calif, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #honolulu-hawaii, #independence-seaport-museum, #manitowoc-wis, #marinersmuseum, #museum-of-science-and-industry-chicago, #museums, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #newport-news-va, #pearl-harbor-hawaii, #restoration-and-renovation, #submarines-and-submersibles, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-navy, #uss-arizona-bb-39-ship, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Six Days Afloat in the Everglades

After a storm disrupted plans for a 99-mile paddling trek, a Times journalist’s time on the water took a more reflective turn. Come look and listen alongside him.

#alligators, #beaches, #birds, #camps-and-camping, #douglas-marjory-stoneman, #everglades-fla, #everglades-national-park, #florida, #forests-and-forestry, #gulf-of-mexico, #islands, #lake-okeechobee-fla, #levees-and-dams, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rivers, #tornadoes, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #weather, #wetlands

Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West

Wolves have thrived since returning to the Northern Rockies. Now they face relentless assault by hunters and trappers.

#booker-cory-a, #conservation-of-resources, #elk, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #gianforte-greg-1961, #house-of-representatives, #hunting-and-trapping, #idaho, #livestock, #montana, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #senate, #state-legislatures, #wolves, #wyoming, #yellowstone-national-park

Prehistoric Rock Art ‘Irreparably Damaged’ by Vandals, Officials Say

Geometric rock carvings that are believed to be at least 3,000 years old were scratched with names and dates at Big Bend National Park in Texas.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #big-bend-national-park-tex, #graffiti, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #vandalism

Climate Change Is Thawing Arctic Alaska

The landscape resembles frozen spinach left out on the kitchen counter too long.

#alaska, #arctic-regions, #carbon-dioxide, #caribou, #gates-of-the-arctic-national-park-alaska, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rivers, #weather, #wilderness-areas

900 Bison at Yellowstone Are Targeted for Removal

The bison will be slaughtered, shot by hunters or relocated under a plan to address a booming population in the national park that has led to overgrazing.

#bison, #brucellosis, #cattle, #hunting-and-trapping, #montana, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #yellowstone-national-park

Treasure Hunter Who Got Lost in Yellowstone Must Repay Cost of Rescue

Mark Lantis had to be airlifted by helicopter while searching for treasure buried by the eccentric art collector Forrest Fenn. Three courts have said he has to pay a $2,880 fine.

#airlifts, #appeals-courts-us, #fenn-forrest-1930, #helicopters, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #the-thrill-of-the-chase-book, #treasure-troves, #wyoming, #yellowstone-national-park

Lights Out: 5 New ‘Dark-Sky Places’ for Top-Shelf Stargazing

The International Dark-Sky Association awards certifications to sites with exceptionally high-quality night skies, including national parks, sanctuaries and reserves.

#appalachian-mountain-club, #black-gap-wildlife-management-area, #chiricahua-national-monument-az, #international-dark-sky-assn, #lighting, #mammoth-cave-national-park, #milky-way-galaxy, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pollution, #space-and-astronomy, #united-states, #watoga-state-park-w-va, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

She Climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan to Celebrate Turning 70

Dierdre Wolownick, whose son, Alex Honnold, is one of the world’s top rock climbers, ascended Yosemite’s El Capitan to celebrate her 70th birthday.

#content-type-personal-profile, #el-capitan-mountain, #honnold-alex, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #nevertoolate2021, #rock-climbing, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Has Climate Change Cut Us Off From the Wilderness in California?

In California, there is no escape from global warming for many of the species affected and none for the species causing the problem.

#california, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #forest-service, #global-warming, #kings-canyon-national-park-calif, #muir-john, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #pacific-crest-trail, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #wilderness-areas, #wildfires

Woman Jailed for Close Encounter With Grizzly and Cubs at Yellowstone

The woman was sentenced to four days in jail and was barred from the park for a year for not yielding space to the bear and three cubs.

#animals, #bears, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #yellowstone-national-park

Biden to Restore Three National Monuments in Utah and New England

President Biden is restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah and a marine monument off the New England coast, all severely reduced by former President Donald J. Trump.

#bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #grand-staircase-escalante-national-monument-utah, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans

8 Places to Visit Along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway

With an autumnal ombré and cooler temperatures, fall is prime time for journeying along this Appalachian Mountain roadway.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #blue-ridge-parkway-va, #content-type-service, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #virginia

Daintree Forest in Australia Is Returned to Indigenous Owners

The rainforest is among nearly 400,000 acres of land in northeast Australia that were handed back on Wednesday to Aboriginal people who have lived in the region for thousands of years.

#indigenous-australians, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #queensland-australia

Three Men Are Charged With Approaching Bears in Alaska

The men could face up to six months in prison after entering a restricted area of Katmai National Park and Preserve in 2018.

#bears, #katmai-national-park-alaska, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

Arrest Warrant Issued for Brian Laundrie, Days After Gabby Petito’s Body Was Found

Mr. Laundrie is facing a felony charge of debit card fraud in Wyoming after the death of Ms. Petito, his fiancée, on a cross-country trip. The death has been ruled a homicide.

#capital-one-financial-corporation, #debit-cards, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #florida, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #north-port-fla, #petito-gabrielle, #wyoming

Gabby Petito’s Disappearance: a Timeline

The authorities said on Sept. 19 that they had found human remains consistent with a description of Ms. Petito, 22 in Wyoming. She had traveled to national parks with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. Their social media accounts provide a glimpse into their trip.

#arches-national-park-utah, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #florida, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #laundrie-brian, #missing-persons, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #petito-gabrielle

Sequoias Are Being Wrapped in Foil Blankets to Protect Against Wildfires

At least two wildfire complexes are threatening some of the giant sequoia groves in Central California.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #wildfires

Stop the Bison Hunt in Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park Service should stop a planned cull of these animals in Grand Canyon National Park.

#arizona, #bison, #gosar-paul-1958, #grand-canyon-national-park, #haaland-deb, #hunting-and-trapping, #interior-department, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #national-rifle-assn

Yellowstone National Park Sets August Record for Visitors

The park had more than 920,000 recreational visits in August, surpassing its previous busiest August on record, in 2017, when crowds came out to watch a solar eclipse.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #norris-geyser-basin-museum-yellowstone-national-park, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-warnings, #yellowstone-national-park

The Tetons’ Ever-Changing Beauty: A 45 Mile Hike Through the Wyoming Range

A three-day hike through the Teton Range in northwest Wyoming offers consistently stunning — and constantly unfolding — scenery.

#camps-and-camping, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rockefeller-john-d-jr, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas

Why We Need More National Parks

There are dozens of natural wonders around the country worthy of the designation.

#environment, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores

Woman Sentenced to 7 Days in Jail for Walking in Yellowstone’s Thermal Area

The authorities used her case to warn the public about the dangers of the park’s hot springs, geysers and steam vents.

#madeline-casey, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #norris-geyser-basin, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #yellowstone-national-park

Fred Zalokar, Marathoner Who Took On Mountains, Is Found Dead in Yosemite

The body of the 61-year-old, who had been missing since Saturday, was recovered on Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark, the National Park Service said.

#deaths-obituaries, #marathon-running, #missing-persons, #mountaineering, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #new-york-city-marathon, #ultramarathon-running, #yosemite-national-park-calif, #zalokar-fred