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West Claims Seven 'Most Visited' National Parks in'07

West Claims Seven 'Most Visited' National Parks in'07Seven of the 10 most visited National Parks in 2007 were in the West, according to the National Park Service, and those seven parks hosted 22.2 million visitors.

Of the 10 most visited national parks in 2007, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, saw the greatest number of visits at 9.37 million.
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OnTravel in the West / Paul Lasley

Spending a Weekend With Wild Mustangs

Spending a Weekend With Wild Mustangs My horse sensed them first. We were riding up a wash to a line cabin in the Nevada high desert, under a full moon that bathed the world in silvery light, when the horses whinnied and snorted.

I was out inspecting watering tanks and fences on a ranch. ...
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Adventure Seekers

Walking in the Footsteps of America’s Territorial West

Walking in the Footsteps of America’s Territorial West What is there about the Territorial West that continues to attract people? Why do figures such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, William Bonny and the rest of the Western pantheon figure so largely in both our imaginations and culture?

Part of the reason i...
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Trails

4 Western States Have Trails Added to National Register

4 Western States Have Trails Added to National Register The federal government has designated 22 trails in 13 states - including trails in California, Kansas, Nebraska and Texas - as newly recognized National Recreation Trails, adding more than 525 miles of trails to the National Trails System.

"From coast...
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Western Travel Buzz

Virgin America Launches New Seasonal Flights To Anchorage from San Francisco

Virgin America Launches New Seasonal Flights To Anchorage from San Francisco Virgin America, the airline that is reinventing domestic travel, has launched its new nonstop seasonal flights to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), offering six nonstop roundtrip flights...
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