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2011-08-10 00:00:30

The Grand Canyon Association is raising money for Virtual Field Trips to give kids the opportunity to experience historical places and wonders in the Grand Canyon and ask questions without spending an extraordinary amount on travel. Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon and other national parks every year, but what about those kids who don't get the opportunity to travel and experience the outdoors. The Grand Canyon Association has developed a...

2011-04-13 00:00:29

Explore A Utah Slot Canyon With a Local Wildlife Biologist Springdale, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 With the Federal Government still in operation, America's National Parks are hot on travelers' bucket lists, and none more than Zion National Park. After the buzz created by the movie 127 Hours, tour operators have jumped to provide creative ways to explore the spectacular rock playgrounds of southern Utah. Sol Fitness Adventures is the only company that offers a backbacking trip near Zion...

2008-08-07 09:00:29

Officials are lifting some fire restrictions in southern Utah and northern Arizona after monsoon rainfall has reduced the threat of wildfires. As of Friday, visitors will be allowed to build campfires and use charcoal grills in the Color Country area. That area includes: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon and Zion National parks,...

2008-07-19 06:00:20

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 19--The conflict between motorized travel and quieter recreation isn't likely to subside any time soon in the Kanab region. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday released a two-volume proposed land-use plan for 550,000 acres of public land in Kane and Garfield counties that lets stand all but 25 miles of off-highway vehicle trail mapped in a preliminary study. "It's just kind of overkill," said Liz Thomas, an attorney for the Southern...

2008-07-12 06:00:00

An aging American Indian with rotting teeth and arthritic joints sat down and died in the Utah desert outside Escalante with a musket, ammunition and a bucket. Blowing sand covered his corpse for more than a century before a hiker stumbled across it last year. This is the likely scenario of how a nearly complete skeleton, dubbed "Escalante Man" in BLM documents, came to be buried a few hundred paces off Highway 12 in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. What remains a mystery is...

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Mark Havnes, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 5--KANAB -- In the latest "National Treasure" flick, Ben Gates goes to Mount Rushmore in search of Aztec gold. In real life, Corey Shuman goes to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in search of the same thing. And he will be able to continue hunting there for Montezuma's rumored riches -- now that the state has abandoned plans to seal off White Mountain east of Kanab to such expeditions. The closure was part of a wider effort to...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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