A lot of design goes into those helpful park and trail maps

This Aug. 17, 2016 photo provided by John Chao shows the Muir Steps, Paradise area inside Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. Steps engraved with a quote from famed naturalist John Muir lead up to the Paradise area trails in the park. These are popularly referred to as the "Muir Steps." (John Chao via AP)

A hike in the woods or a stroll through a preserve or park can be enhanced by a good trail sign — one that is informative, easy to see, yet doesn’t intrude on the vista.

Fly expo coming this weekend

Roger Blew, one of the expo board members, examines a fly display by Steve Fernandez as part of the silent auction during last year’s East Idaho Fly Tying Expo at the Shilo Inn Convention Center. Post Register file photo

Friday marks the beginning of the 24th annual East Idaho Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Exposition,which each year brings some of the world’s best fly tiers to Idaho Falls.

Wildlife advocates see wolves as ‘best natural defense’ against chronic wasting disease

A yearling wolf pup looks around in Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley in northern Wyoming in 2012. Courtesy Marc Cooke, Wolves of the Rockies

Wolves are the perfect animal to help reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease among elk, deer and moose, wolf advocates told the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday during the board’s meeting in Helena.


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