Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico

Heavy ash clouds nearly black out the midday sky over northern New Mexico. Rocks, mostly composed of pumice and tuff, drop from the sky as small particles of ash slowly settle on top. It’s nearly seven million years ago, and…

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Craters of the Moon National Monument

Craters of the Moon National Monument

Once visited by Apollo astronauts for training purposes, Craters of the Moon National Monument is a large area in central Idaho encompassing over 1,100 square miles of lava fields and grasslands. The park is known for its toothed landscape consisting…

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Bison Gores Teenager at Yellowstone National Park

Bison Gores Teenager at Yellowstone National Park

I feel like Yellowstone National Park has been in the news more than any other national park recently with some pretty crazy stories. Last year there was the rumored exodus of bison allegedly fleeing an imminent super volcano eruption. Only…

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Pinnacles National Park in California

Pinnacles National Park in California

Charred spires and fins stand in rows along hilltops, their crevices filled with giant boulders and tall spouts of green vegetation. Hundreds of feet above, and against the backdrop of a blue sky, the largest North American land bird, the…

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The Painted Hills at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

The Painted Hills at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

The Painted Hills at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are one of the few places on earth where even the brightest colors of a rainbow are in perfect harmony with the vibrant hues and tones of the landscapes over…

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Visiting Four Corner’s Monument

Visiting Four Corner’s Monument

It’s the late 1800s, and a lone sandstone shaft is hammered into the soil in the middle of a windy and dusty desert plain. Onlookers cheer and celebrate. The reason? Surveyors have finally officially marked the intersection of four of…

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Review of Yeti Roadie and Tundra: The Best Coolers around!

Review of Yeti Roadie and Tundra: The Best Coolers around!

Every now and again I come across an amazing outdoors product that I feel is “worthy” enough to recommend to all of you readers. Well, that time has come again. I’ve come across the best ice cooler out on the…

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Visiting Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Texas

Visiting Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Texas

As you look up to the summit, heat waves simmer along the gray rock sloping endlessly before you. The Texas summer sun—never known to take a day off—swelters as heat rises from the granite beneath you. It’s the middle of…

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Tourists Chased by Black Bears at Yellowstone National Park!

Tourists Chased by Black Bears at Yellowstone National Park!

Several tourists were chased down by a momma black bear and her cubs at Yellowstone National Park this week and it was all caught on video. The video shows tourists and photographers alike scrambling from a bridge away from a…

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Visiting Petrified Forest National Park

Visiting Petrified Forest National Park

Tiny brown bits—fragments of massive petrified trees—coat a valley floor parted by the meandering Blue Mesa Trail. Right below you, a pyramid-shaped mound rises. Striped with pale purples, gray, and white, it stands out to you but only for a…

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