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2015

A Glimpse into the Wilderness of Joshua Tree National Park

Who can name three facts about Joshua Tree National Park? Now who can name three facts without mentioning the U2 album? Mathias, that last comment is directed at you.I may be wrong on this, but I think it is fair to say that few outside of California and Arizona know much, if anything about Joshua …

Bison Charges Parked Car in Yellowstone: Video

Anyone that knows me knows I preach and practice keeping proper distance from wildlife at all times. From writing blogs about it for other publications, to educating people on the issue every chance I get, I am always telling people one thing- If you stay far away from an animal, you will be fine. Sometimes, …

Grizzlies to Return to the North Cascades?

In the isolated forests and rugged mountains of the North Cascades of Washington State, grizzly bears could be making a comeback, if the National Park Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service┬áhave their way. While the plans are just plans so far, the movement to bring the large …

Port Angeles: One of the coolest towns in America

In a list complied by the Matador Network highlighting their 20 coolest towns in America, the small city of Port Angeles came in at number 16. For many, the city of Port Angeles serves as a gateway to Vancouver Island and the remote Olympic National Park, accessible along a gorgeous drive along Highway 101 or …

Channelling the Winter of 2005 in 2015

As most everyone around the western states knows, this winter has been beyond disappointing for those hoping for a normal snowpack. Mountains across the region, from the Rockies and the Cascades, to the Olympics and the Sierras, the amount of snow that has fallen in the winter of 2014-15 has been disappointing.

Disgusting Facts: Salmon Sperm Helps Recycling, Herring Sperm Stops Fires

In a story that I can only describe as disgustingly creative, Japanese researchers have discovered that salmon sperm can help separate rare earth elements (REEs) from scrap metals. In a study conducted by the University of Tokyo, salmon sperm was found to separate REEs from ore, magnets and electronic waste.

Climb in Grand Teton National Park, from any device

There are those who stare at a mountain from afar, day-dreaming of the potential panoramas caught from their rocky summits. Some are unable to climb due to modern-day problems like work and children, while others have lost the ability to get out and explore the wilderness. Now, from the comfort of your own screen, you …