Fall 2009

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The Art of Mountain Watching

When you work as a fire lookout in Washington’s North Cascades National Park, your day begins at 5:30 A.M., when the sun rises over miles of immense glaciated peaks, blasts through your window-walled cabin and pin-balls off the propane stove, lightning stool and Osborne Fire Finder, sending diamond light in all directions.

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Beyond the Bluegrass

If you think Kentucky is a sleepy southern state, you’re in for some surprises. Here, the fittest, finest Thoroughbred horses compete in some of the highest-stake races in the world. Award-winning bourbon, a Kentucky exclusive, is distilled with the same intense care and knowledge that’s applied to wines in Napa Valley.

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Q&A: Light & Shadows

Ken Burns is about to bring the parks into millions of living rooms this month, but John...

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The Next Century

As the Second Century Commission releases its recommendations for the parks' next 100 years, its...

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Castle in the Sand

Built on tall tales and desert dreams, Scotty's Castle in Death Valley is a monument to the power...

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A Revolutionary Home

An innovative land swap protects Valley Forge's historical character.

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Troubled Waters

Photographers focus on Canada's Flathead River Valley to preserve Glacier National Park.

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