Overview

Pacific Creek, Oregon Trail. Copyright Kurt Repanshek
07/04/2014 | A Most Difficult Trail.... | Kurt Repanshek
American oystercatcher, Cape Hatteras National Seashore/NPS
06/19/2014 | Speak Softly And Carry....A Big Beak! | National Park Service
05/23/2014 | Sunrise Over Shenandoah | NPS
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, copyright Felix Li
05/23/2014 | Mossy Banks Of Great Smoky | Felix Li
Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, copyright Jane Timmerman
05/21/2014 | Glacial Reflections | Jane Timmerman
04/08/2014 | Jammin'! | Kurt Repanshek

Features

Monday, July 28th, 2014
Legislation introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives would, if enacted as drafted, require the National Park Service to determine "a nationally consistent entrance fee policy and corresponding rate structure" for the 401 units of the National Park System, a potentially sweeping requirement that seemingly could generate tens of millions of additional dollars for the parks.
Friday, July 25th, 2014
It's the stuff of legends, of treasure seekers. Somewhere, not far from land, lies buried treasure in the seabed of Drakes Bay. Within the remains of the 16th century Spanish galleon San Agustin there could be priceless heirlooms, or merely shards of porcelain dishes that the ship was carrying from the Philippines to Mexico. What is known is that the wreck of the San Agustin in 1595 in waters now within Point Reyes National Seashore is the first recorded shipwreck on the West Coast.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Plant yourself -- leaning into the wind, of course -- on the open prairie near South Pass City, Wyoming, and you can quickly envision the setting that faced Conestoga-riding emigrants more than a century ago in their exodus to the West Coast. Endless miles of sagebrush, the Wind River Range looming ever-present to the north, a boundless sky dotted here and there with distant rainstorms.
Monday, July 21st, 2014
Once considered largely to be worthless, national parks today are economic engines that generate $26.5 billion for the nation's economy.
Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Turtles and birds are some of the higher profile visitors to the stretch of Texas along the Gulf Coast that's home to Padre Island National Seashore.

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