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A Passion for the Rails

Photographing Trains – by Lara Hartley

I have been photographing trains, I think, forever. I remember taking a snapshot, with my dad’s old camera, of a big black train tearing by while I was still in high school. There is this adrenaline rush, a natural high as the train passes; horns screaming, crossing bells going off, the ground rumbling. Did you know you can stand at a crossing and scream as loud as you can, and you can’t hear it over the engine noise?

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Grand Canyon National Park seeks public comments on Wetland Statement of Findings

Grand Canyon National Park seeks public comments on Wetland Statement of Findings

ByDUSA StaffNov 23, 20223 min read

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a Wetland Statement of Findings for the Transcanyon Water Distribution Pipeline project. Public comments on the proposed action will be accepted…

Indian Garden Now Officially Called Havasupai Gardens

Indian Garden Now Officially Called Havasupai Gardens

ByDUSA StaffNov 23, 20224 min read

U.S. Board of Geographic Names/National Park Service Approves  Havasupai Tribe’s Name Change Request There is a moment in ever dawn when light floats, there is the possibility of magic. Creation holds…

North Lake Powell Boat Ramp at Bullfrog Inoperable to Houseboats, Larger Vessels

North Lake Powell Boat Ramp at Bullfrog Inoperable to Houseboats, Larger Vessels

ByDUSA StaffNov 23, 20222 min read

As previously announced, when Lake Powell’s elevation has reached 3529 ft. (above sea level), the Bullfrog North Boat Ramp will no longer be operable for houseboats and larger vessels. That elevation…

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Mojave Road Guide

An adventure through time. Explore the route used by pioneers on their way to California. The Mojave Road lets your SUV act as a time machine, guiding you on a trail that stretches for 138 miles through country virtually unchanged since prehistoric times.  Learn more about the Mojave Road Guide by Dennis Casebier.

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Fun for Kids!

If you’re looking for a fun thing to do with your kids, check out our “Break-at-Home” geode kits. This hands on rockhounding experience is a great way for kids to learn about geology, how geodes are formed and to experience the excitement of discovery when they break one open.  Learn more about “Break-at-Home” geodes


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