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On The Trail: The brilliance of the night sky

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The lights on your Christmas tree may be beautiful, but they can’t hold a candle to nature’s starlight.  See for yourself as we go “On The Trail” with contributor Conor Knighton: Great Basin National Park isn’t really on the way to anywhere. Head to this remote stretch of the Nevada …

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"Sunday Morning" On The Trail: Living near volcanoes

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Conor Knighton’s tour through our National Parks has taken him to Hawai’i, where the heat is on: At close to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, molten lava can be deadly.  But its orange glow is also a reminder of just how ALIVE our planet is.  Here on the Big Island of Hawai’i, …

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"Sunday Morning" On The Trail: The Old Man of Crater Lake

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Conor Knighton ran into quite a mystery at his latest stop On the Trail: Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the entire country. The pristine water in this collapsed volcano is so unbelievably blue it seems magical.  It cast such a spell on early visitors, they named the cone …

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On The Trail: The dogs of Denali National Park

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A Siberian Husky may just grow up to become a sled dog someday — the same line of work pursued by the dogs Conor Knighton found at Denali National Park in Alaska: Meet Cupcake.  If you’re anything like Knighton, you’re going to need a minute here.  It’s okay. Take a deep …

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"Sunday Morning" On The Trail: The singular Joshua tree

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Lovers of the great outdoors, circle this coming Thursday on your calendars. It was on August 25, 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the act creating the National Park Service. As you know, we’ve been celebrating its centennial all year. This morning, Conor Knighton is On the Trail …

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