Category Archives: Paleoecology

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Of all the caves administered by the National Park Service, a visit to Timpanogos Cave National Monument requires a bit more effort than most. Located in American Fork Canyon southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah, this particular cave happens to be … Continue reading

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Canyonlands National Park

A large, maze-like wilderness of rocky mesas, cliffs, canyons, and rivers, Canyonlands National Park protects an amazing region of southeast Utah. Established in 1964, this park features breathtaking views, imposing landscapes, a fascinating range of geologic features, as well as a variety of … Continue reading

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Capitol Reef National Park

Centered around a 100-mile-long (161 km) wrinkle in the earth’s crust, Capitol Reef National Park preserves a region of south-central Utah that harbors beautiful landscapes as well as fascinating geology, cultural features, animals, and plants. The geologic history of this area can be traced back to … Continue reading

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The arid plains of west Texas may be the last place that would evoke images of a marine environment, yet two hours east of El Paso you can find just that. Guadalupe Mountains National Park preserves one of the best … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon National Park

“Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great … Continue reading

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The Painted Desert

Rich with color, the Painted Desert covers a wide arc across northeast Arizona. Beginning to the east of the Grand Canyon, this beautiful landscape stretches almost to New Mexico. My favorite views of this region are found in and around … Continue reading

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Indiana’s Knobstone Trail

At 58 miles in length, the Knobstone Trail is Indiana’s longest and most rugged hiking trail. I covered a few of those miles last weekend while my wife and I were in the area visiting her family. Following the edge of … Continue reading

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