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Accidental Death at Saline Valley Warm Springs

Accidental Death at Saline Valley Warm Springs

January 15, 2021 - DEATH VALLEY, CA – Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and the National Park Service report an accidental death of a man at Saline Valley Warm Springs on December 20, 2020. Donald Vanneman III was a 63-year-old resident of San Francisco. Warm Springs...

Coming Soon: Lone Mountain Trail at Big Bend NP

Coming Soon: Lone Mountain Trail at Big Bend NP

January 20, 2021 - BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TEXAS – Future park visitors will have another opportunity to get up, get out and enjoy the wide-open spaces of Big Bend when work is completed on a new hiking trail next year. The Lone Mountain Trail will circumnavigate the...

Temporary Closure to Protect Nesting Falcons at Big Bend NP

Temporary Closure to Protect Nesting Falcons at Big Bend NP

January 14, 2021 - BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TX – Beginning February 1st, the National Park Service (NPS) will temporarily close select areas in the Chisos Mountains to protect nesting falcons. In August 1999, the Peregrine falcon was removed from the federal endangered...

Land Donation Closes,  Adding 280 Acres to Florissant Fossil Beds

Land Donation Closes, Adding 280 Acres to Florissant Fossil Beds

Dec. 23, 2020 - On Monday, December 21, the National Park Service closed on a 280-acre donated parcel at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado. This addition creates more access to address wildfire mitigation on the western side of the monument and...

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It’s a Lensbaby, Baby

It’s a Lensbaby, Baby

I have to admit it, I love my Lensbaby. I know it is probably not logical to “love” an inanimate object, so I suppose I should qualify my original statement. I love what my Lensbaby can do and how it affects an image and yes, how it inspires me. After taking several...