Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais

AAA Overview Map Late May – Early June 2018 road trip. May 26, Saturday. Henderson. Departure this morning. The hours before packing and thinking about packing. Enjoying the birdsongs and the wind on a typical blustery May morning in southern Nevada. We are barreling north by northeast on this trip heading to Grand Marais and …

Seven Magic Mountains, aka #7magicmountains

Photo: Windy Day Quotes Most people don’t know how beautiful the land is around Las Vegas, so I hope this inspires them to explore the city’s nature. – Ugo Rondinone Essay Can stacked, day-glo boulders be more than a tourist trap? Yes, with free admission. For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic …

Minnesota

Photo Minnesota shares a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and Wisconsin on the northeast; the remainder of the eastern border is with Wisconsin. Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota to the west and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba to the north. “Minnesota” is derived from the Dakota phrase …

Great Lakes

Photo: NASA Goddard, Great Lakes The Great Lakes (French: les Grands-Lacs), also called the Laurentian Great Lakes and the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint …

California

Photo: Nan Palmero, Rocket Ship California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and to the south by Baja California in Mexico. Parks are stupendous, including Death Valley and Yosemite. Events of note: Gilroy Garlic Festival, last weekend in July. Wiki California Cities Los Angeles https://planeta.com/sanfrancisco San Diego …

National Travel and Tourism Week 2018

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established the National Travel and Tourism Week and recognizes the accomplishments of the U.S. travel community over the course of the last several decades. Join us May 6-12 as we curate highlights from this year’s celebration. 2018 dates: May 6-12. NTTW 2018: How to Celebrate …

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Buzzwords Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The reduction in budget and staff at the EPA is one of the major changes from the Trump Administration. Key Links http://www.epa.gov @EPA Questions Who reports on the EPA? What should we know from the EPA? How does the EPA communicate? How can we improve the attention we give to …

Wild USA

Photo: Wetlands Parks The United States has a long history of conservation. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa News US National Park Service Raises Fees National Park Service Floats Fee Increase Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove National Parks and Monuments Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Yosemite Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument Gold Butte Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument State Parks …

Antiquities Act

Buzzwords The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. It gives the President of the USA the authority to create national monuments from existing public lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. After a generation-long effort, on June 8, 1906, President …

Next 100 Coalition’s National Summit

Advancing a diverse and inclusive public lands system, this week (May 4-5) the Next 100 Coalition – http://next100coalition.org – hosts a National Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hashtag: #Next100Summit The two-day event convenes grassroots and national leaders to construct a strategic policy agenda that addresses attacks on access and protections of public lands, while growing …