Tag Archive for Shenandoah National Park

The Problem of Over Commercialization and Privatization of the National Parks

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – The snow was coming down pretty hard October 5 when we pulled into the Old Faithful Geyser compound, grand central station in the world’s first national park. That’s where private concessionaires Delaware North and Xantara operate the Old…

My Year as a Volunteer VIP Campground Host Comes to an End

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Secret Vistas – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – My eyes and my soul are drawn to one event in nature more than any other. Autumn color. I could play the innocent and talk about this natural beauty like describing playing in mud puddles as a…

Escape the City, Summer Heat and Bad News: Visit Shenandoah

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Va. – It’s cool in the mountains this Sunday morning at first light. The birds are singing and the does and fawns are starting to move around. A few drops of water are still dripping down…

Legendary Peregrine Falcons Make Slow Comeback from DDT

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – HOGBACK MOUNTAIN, Va. – It’s officially summer now in the Shenandoah National Park, although you wouldn’t know it from the cool nighttime temperatures in the mountains, compared to the rest of the South. But it’s true. The summer solstice occurred Sunday, the longest…

Herbert Hoover’s Camp Rapidan Tour, Shenandoah National Park

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Secret Vistas – By Glynn Wilson – Who knew Herbert Hoover was such a great guy? About the only thing most Americans know about former President Hoover is that he was in office when the stock market crashed in 1929, leading to the worst Great Depression in…

Shenandoah: Daughter of the Stars

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Photos by Jane Cappe – There’s an ancient Native American legend of dubious history about a Great Spirit which allegedly made the world and gathered the morning stars together on the shores of a quiet, silver lake bordered with blue mountains, the most beautiful place on Earth.…

Oh Shenandoah in Spring: How the Fawns Escape the Bears

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“Oh-skan-ohn-doh in Oneida.” – Secret Vistas – By Glynn Wilson – BIG MEADOWS, Va. – Finally. It’s 1:47 on a Sunday afternoon. Me and my loyal dog Jefferson are taking a break in the camper van, aided by a little afternoon air conditioning — and an April…

An Awesome Responsibility: Respect and Protect Shenandoah

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Virg. — It’s an incredible feeling sitting here at 3,500 feet above sea level on the hill looking out over the Big Meadows campground, watching a spring shower roll through the mountains. I can’t think of…

Shenandoah’s Lewis Mountain Campground Welcomed African Americans

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Watch the Video – By Glynn Wilson – LEWIS MOUNTAIN, Va. – When the National Park Service was established in 1935 and the U.S. Department of the Interior along with President Franklin Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps began building roads, retaining walls, campgrounds and trails to get ready…