Saturday Dec 14
The Journal News
10 great places: Ditch your guide for those hidden gems
Sometimes you need to ditch your guide, says Brice King of RoamRight.com, a travel insurance company geared to independent travelers.
Climate change affects Northwest snowpack, study says - Thu, 05 Dec 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Winds gusting to 40 mph blew moisture-rich air from the ocean into the Cascades and Northern Rockies, dumping snow on the mountains while leaving lower elevations bare.
Salt Lake Tribune
Free entry at national parks in Utah, countrywide for Veterans Day
National Park Service units in Utah and across the nation will offer free entry Nov. 9-11 as a tribute to all military personnel for Veterans Day.
Since I have been gone on my usual Rocky Mountain trip for more than half of September, I can't complain about another month of strange weather around here.