Bangor Daily News: Why a National Park Makes Sense for Maine’s North Woods

A few weeks ago I posted a list of the best potential national parks. On that list was the long rumored/planned/hoped park that would encompass Baxter State Park and preserve tens of thousands of acres of Maine’s north and western woods. This week the Bangor Daily News team published a more in-depth editorial calling for … More Bangor Daily News: Why a National Park Makes Sense for Maine’s North Woods

A Gem in the Middle of Nowhere: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

After the disappointment that we won’t name for our last outing…we will just call it Turner F. (no that’s too obvious…T. Falls)…Whiskette and I were stumped about where to get our outdoors fix. Oklahoma City is more pleasant that I anticipated but when it comes to nearby outdoors sites it pales compared to Austin. Even … More A Gem in the Middle of Nowhere: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Denali? McKinley? What’s Going On Up There!?

Last week the National Parks Service said they would not oppose a move by President Obama to rename Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America and centerpiece of Denali National Park, to Mt. Denali. Denali is the original name the Alaskan natives had given the mountain before it was renamed by American explorers in … More Denali? McKinley? What’s Going On Up There!?

Turner Falls And Chickasaw Natl’ Recreation Area: A Let Down And A Solid Park

We’ve had a pretty good run. Big Bend, Palo Duro Canyon, even Enchanted Rock and Pedernales Falls (which will get retroactive posts at some point)…this year has been filled with great outdoor experiences. Gorgeous vistas and landscapes coupled with relative isolation from the busy outside world (including complete isolation in parts of Big Bend) were … More Turner Falls And Chickasaw Natl’ Recreation Area: A Let Down And A Solid Park