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Even urbanites can navigate a park like Yosemite

Even urbanites can navigate a park like Yosemite

The vista of Yosemite Valley stunned me: a majestic waterfall, soaring granite, and a winding river flowing through an endless stretch of pine trees.

April 27, 2013 12:13 pm Photos

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Through the frozen forest: Yellowstone on skis

Through the frozen forest: Yellowstone on skis

I took a deep breath, positioned my skis and shot down the hillside, whizzing through a forest of trees covered with thick, feathered layers of ice.

January 19, 2012 12:00 pm Photos

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Call of the Wild: Autumn elk bugling in Estes Park

Call of the Wild: Autumn elk bugling in Estes Park

ESTES PARK, Colo. | There are certain signs of fall in the town of Estes Park: the chill of morning frost, the reds and yellows of autumn leaves, and the thousands of elk that visit.

August 30, 2011 1:25 pm
New Hampshire trails bring the backcountry to the disabled

New Hampshire trails bring the backcountry to the disabled

Chelsea Fernandes steered her wheelchair up and down the forest trail, passing a maple grove, zigzagging over water along a narrow boardwalk, and stopping to look at a beaver-built wetland — a view she never thought she'd experience from her wheelchair.

June 25, 2011 12:00 am
Plenty to see and do in Tennessee

Plenty to see and do in Tennessee

Tennessee is within a day's drive of 65 percent of our nation's population. There, you'll find natural beauty, great music and vibrant communities ladled with a dose of Southern hospitality. Here are five places your family won't want to miss.

August 28, 2010 12:00 am
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