Local Trail Highlight: Penwood State Park

History: A long wooded ridge dominates the sunset-side of the Connecticut River Valley in the vicinity of Hartford. Crested atop the northerly portion of the Talcott Mountain Range lies a sizable portion of the public domain, Penwood State Park. With…

Nearly 5000 miles of snow and ice in a MINI Cooper – This is Annette Murano on the ice road

Temperatures ranging from -40 to -70 degrees Fahrenheit, nearly 5000 miles of snowed-over roads, 230 of which are ice roads, a MINI Cooper and a series of comfortable accommodations along the way will be the only guaranteed constants in Annette Murano’s life…

Tuesday’s with Laura: Yosemite in a Snow-less Winter

Yosemite National Park finally got some snow this winter, but this time it took a while. The lack of snow had locals concerned because of the heightened risk for forest fires. No melting snow in the spring means worsened conditions for the fires…