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Adolescent Bears Make the Most Trouble. Kinda Like Humans…

testingAdolescent Bears Make the Most Trouble. Kinda Like Humans…

Teenagers today! Kicked out of the den at two years old and they think the world is theirs. Big deal, the 200,000 acres of Shenandoah National Park are at bear capacity with a bear every square mile. So, you have to fend for yourself and find your own territory (20-30 mile radius for male, 5-10 […]

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Thomas Jefferson Wrote 20,000 Letters. Is That All?

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If you’re among the few who wrote the Declaration of Independence, then sure, I’d like to see where you live. But I’m putting my foot down and not going to all of the places where George Washington slept – the man just moved around too much. Visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia is as much […]

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A Natural Bridge is the Natural Place to Make Musket

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Natural Bridge in Virgina was once an entire cavern, a mile(ish) long. A sinkhole formed, and the limestone collapsed, leaving behind only this portion. This “tiny” portion, which is 36,000 tons of pressure, 215 feet tall (which is 55 feet taller than Niagara Falls), and 90 feet wide. Right, tiny? Now, Highway 11 crosses over […]

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Call it a Swamp

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This warning isn’t as dire as heeding the call not to feed Mogwoi after midnight lest they become Gremlins, but evidently Congaree National Park in SC is sensitive about being called a “swamp” when in reality it’s a “floodplain.” Vocabulary lesson: Swamp = water all the time Floodplain = water present only when a river […]

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Mammoth Cave

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Mammoth Cave is aptly named. In fact, it’s the world’s largest cave. Did you catch that? The largest. In the world. It’s 367 miles of cave and they’re still exploring.  Though only 12 miles are open to the public you don’t feel, um, shafted. Sure, it’s Got Size. But What about Beauty? In spades, my […]

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