Many consider a trip to Iceland in the winter a crazy idea. They say it is cold, dark and expensive. All true. But it is also a unique and dynamic vacation destination — and going in the winter is not all that crazy.
There are no sandtraps in Shangrila, but par is about as elusive as it is in Pinehurst. If this strikes you as dogma, then you should consult those hardy sportsmen who have sampled the snares and the gremlins which haunt the U.S. Navy's notorious nine holes in Iceland.
The colors of autumn slowly turned America a little more orange and red as Fall began in September. Associated Press photographers captured the transition with images of sunsets, skylines, boxcar derbies, and other outdoor adventures around the nation.
The images are much like moviegoers saw during the buffalo hunt when "Dances With Wolves" hit the big screen nearly 25 years ago: hundreds of massive animals shaking the prairie as they kick up dust and stream down the hills.
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