An overstuffed burrito of some news, items, and chuckles from the greater outdoor world…
- To no one’s surprise, more ideas about the privatizing of our public lands loom. In this case, making campgrounds KOA-like with wifi, food trucks, and similar amenities. Sounds awful. And expensive.
“Scattering BLM will be good for policy, boss William Pendley says. Not with him at the helm, advocacy groups argue.”
- The Pacific Northwest Scenic trail gets light use. Should it stay that way?
- As a 45-year old who hikes faster than average, I approve of this study! 🙂
No idea what silly walks do, however.
- One of the best Ancestral Puebloan museums in the world is located in Finland all because of laws that did not exist on the books prior to 1906. IIn many ways, the Federal govt passed the American Antiquities Act of 1906 because of what happened in Mesa Verde over 100 years ago. Now, these artifacts and human remains are returning.
- Starting Nov 1st, UTVs are allowed on all the roads in Arches, Canyonlands, and other Utah National Park units It is going to be…interesting.
- A new potential Yellowstone-like park, but private. In essence, a large scale Nature Conservancy. Other, now public parks and monuments, started this way. Some people in the area approve; others do not. Interesting reading. One part of a series.
- Need a Halloween costume idea? The NPS has you covered!
Tis the season…
At a loss for costume ideas? How about something with a nature/park theme? Give it a try and let us know what comes up!
— National Park Service (@NatlParkService) October 15, 2019
- I think many of us have some similar purchase habits on Amazon!
- Who doesn’t love the great out doors???