National Parks Traveler
- Week of: Dec 6 2016 | Shenandoah's Cold Winter Beauty | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Dec 2 2016 | Canal Time In Georgetown | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Dec 2 2016 | Winter's Come To The Canyon | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Nov 22 2016 | A Good Day Fishing Is Not Deducted From Your Life | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Nov 22 2016 | Swirling Above Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Nov 17 2016 | Look Both Ways For The Nēnē | Photographer: NPS Photo/Janice Wei.
- Week of: Nov 13 2016 | Out Of The Ocean At Cape Cod National Seashore | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Nov 11 2016 | Looking At the Underbelly From Cedar Breaks National Monument | Photographer: NPS
- Week of: Oct 21 2016 | Silence of Winter at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania | Photographer: Buddy Secor
- Week of: Oct 18 2016 | By The Flickering Light Inside the Hensley Place | Photographer: National Park Service
With the sun waning and the wind rising, I left my 7,500-foot perch on Cowlitz Rock with its marvelous view of the east side of Mount Rainier. The first dozen ski turns were great, but my favorite part was the mellow, miles-long schuss back to Mazama Ridge.
Unseasonably dry weather, apparent carelessness with fire, and hurricane-force winds turned a 1.5-acre fire along the roof of Great Smoky Mountains National Park into a killer conflagration that will long leave a mark on Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and the park. Contributor Danny Bernstein examines the damage that's been done.
“Perhaps I most fully realized that this was primeval, untamed, and forever untamable Nature, or whatever else men call it, while coming down this part of the mountain.” — Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau’s impression of the Maine North Woods, penned during one of his three trips to the region in the 1840s and 1850s, more than likely would have been different had he visited in winter today.
There’s one sure-fire way for avoiding the crowds at Yosemite National Park: visit during the winter. Gone until May are the crowds that fill the Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and the Mariposa Grove. You’ll love the freedom from take-a-number tourism, and be mesmerized by the pure, clean, quiet whiteness. It just might seem like you have the place all to yourself.
In the early 1800s, following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, a host of scouts, soldiers, trappers and traders began venturing from St. Louis, eager to explore and exploit the natural riches to be found in the wilderness of the West. It was America’s new economic frontier. The expansion of the fur trade would introduce new cultures and trading partners to farsighted business entrepreneurs.
Cell Phone Tower Issue At Theodore Roosevelt National Park Raises Questions Of Connectivity In National Parks
If you carry a cell phone into a national park, should you expect connectivity? Many people would answer "yes." But what if you hiked into a wilderness area, which is supposed to be free of today's human technologies?
Shortly before sunrise Saturday the U.S. Senate quickly and without debate passed the National Park Service Centennial Act, assuring the Park Service a relatively small, but helpful, infusion of dollars to help maintain the sprawling National Park System.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s 109-year-old steam-powered tugboat has been honored by the Steamship Historical Society of America for the history it holds.
A march on Washington to reject the divisive, insulting, and demonizing rhetoric of the presidential campaign could conflict with President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events, though the National Park Service has not yet ruled out allowing the Gathering for Justice event to include the Lincoln Memorial.
A congresswoman from Washington state who in the past has supported legislation to sell off federal lands was expected to be nominated as Interior secretary for the incoming Trump administration, several media outlets and others reported Friday.
With the House of Representatives already recessed for the year, and the Senate needing to pass a Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government open after midnight Friday, the odds that the National Park Service Centennial Act with its additional funding for the parks would die in the Senate seemed to increase as the hours ticked by.
Searchers were hoping for good weather Friday that would allow them to go out onto Lake Clark to search for a plane with four aboard that apparently went down into the lake in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve shortly after takeoff from Port Alsworth, Alaska.