Tag: National Park

Denali National Park, Alaska

Here’s the three-minute overview in video form: Why it’s Amazing Two words: Park Rangers. They have set up a system that is very successful at protecting the wildlife and the ecology of Denali. Although there is a road that goes 90 miles into the park, you’re generally not allowed to […]

Alaska’s Kennecott Mine

The Kennecott Mine was once the richest copper mine in the world. It was depleted of profitable ore and finally abandoned in 1938. The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, created in 1980, includes the remains of the mining operation, and a 14-storey mill building. The national park has hiking […]

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The Sea of Galilee

Today, the waterfront of Tiberias is a little tacky in spite of the new construction of expensive high rises. We ignored all those little stands selling “authentic” Chinese merchandise and the overpriced tourist restaurants. Back in the days of the Roman Empire, Jesus did most of his teaching near the Sea of […]

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Have You Met My Great-Great-etc Grandfather?

Handsome devil, isn’t he? Runs in the family. This guy was part of a monkey gang, stealing food from beach-goers in the Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. This is the view from the beach where the monkey gang hung out. It’s funny how we all will stop and […]

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