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Video: A Rocky Mountain National Park High

Video: A Rocky Mountain National Park High

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 7, 2019 2

“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace

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Video: Hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, in High Definition

Video: Hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, in High Definition

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 23, 2019 4

I’m not a big fan of experiencing high places, as most of you who follow this column know! But I do love being in the outdoors in natural places, especially in our national parks,

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Grand Canyon Video: The Fluid Fingers of Formation

Grand Canyon Video: The Fluid Fingers of Formation

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 26, 2019 4

The Earth’s surface has so many different colors, features and forms that it’s not hard to understand why early scientists found it difficult to determine what was responsible for creating the natural landscapes that

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Wilderness: Lost and Found

Wilderness: Lost and Found

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 29, 2019 5

Today, little more than 20 percent of the world can still be considered “wilderness.” That’s not a lot, especially when you weigh the benefits that those few designated areas provide. In the last two

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Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2019 3

Being an inveterate introvert, I avoid large crowds—well, really, even groups of people numbering 15 or more—like the plague. Yet the places that call to me are some of the most jam-packed because they

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New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 1, 2019 5

My father never had the “urge for going,” as songwriter-singer Joni Mitchell calls it—the desire to travel. I place the blame for that fact squarely on the shoulders of World War II. As a

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The National Park Service: Big Wonders in Small Spots

The National Park Service: Big Wonders in Small Spots

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 25, 2018 0

If I asked you to name your favorite National Park Service (NPS) places, you’d probably immediately mention parks such as Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park and

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Road Trip Revelations

Road Trip Revelations

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 4, 2018 2

“Most stories begin one of two ways,” book author and immersion journalist Ted Conover once said. “A stranger comes to town, or the hero leaves home. Either way, they tend to go by road.

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