Some humor, articles, thoughts, memes, and tomfoolery from Da Web.
- The National Resources Management Act passed with bi-partisan support. And that means the Land and Water Conservation Fund is reauthorized, too.
- Andrew Skurka’s interesting take on bear bags makes for interesting reading. And arguably even more interesting comments on Outside Magazine’s Facebook page!
- A new fifty-mile trail from Vermont to Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire looks like a Fall backpacking delight!
- Imagine this idea? 🙂 From The Other Coast comic.
- Fascinating podcast from RadioWest with historian Martha Sandweiss on the nascent photography of the 19th century and how it portrayed the American West.
- You are never too old to enjoy America’s natural treasures at 103 years young. Or become a Junior Park Ranger!
- NPR’s “Hidden Brain” podcast featured Close Enough: The Lure Of Living Through Others. A topic I’ve touched upon before.
- The Onion’s report on Yellowstone’s new lodging is intriguing!
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“There’s really no better way to experience the great outdoors than from a rustic penthouse of a structure built entirely of rough-hewn logs,” said park superintendent Michael Reynolds, who added that each all-wood skyscraper would hold enough cots to comfortably bed 4,000 visitors and that all rooms would include a private wood-burning stove. “While there won’t be any electricity and you’ll have to descend as many as a hundred flights of stairs to relieve yourself in the woods, the high-rises will offer the best views Yosemite has to offer. Apart from our mountaintops, of course. And what’s more, these buildings will blend in perfectly with the surrounding environment because they will be constructed from giant sequoias sourced right here in the park.” #TheOnion