National Parks Traveler
- Week of: Apr 24 2016 | Days End At Banff National Park | Photographer: Rebecca Latson
- Week of: Mar 14 2016 | Death Valley Tea | Photographer: Kurt Repanshek
- Week of: Feb 22 2016 | The Grand Teton | Photographer: Caden Handley
- Week of: Feb 16 2016 | A Mid-Winter's Journey Over Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore | Photographer: U.S. Coast Guard Traverse City
- Week of: Feb 12 2016 | Castles In The Desert | Photographer: Department of Interior
- Week of: Feb 10 2016 | Wishing On A Star From Big Bend | Photographer: Rebecca Latson
- Week of: Feb 2 2016 | Protecting The Gulf | Photographer: NPS, Brett Seymour
- Week of: Jan 23 2016 | Barking Up A Storm In Glacier Bay | Photographer: Kurt Repanshek
- Week of: Jan 8 2016 | A Winter's Night Quiet At Great Sand Dunes | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Dec 29 2015 | Oceans Of Shenandoah National Park Fog | Photographer: N Lewis, National Park Service
Matt Holly is a lifelong parks and maps enthusiast. He put his interests together and created the website National Park Maps, which now has more than 1,000 free maps.
Our only previous visit to Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska occurred nearly four decades ago while headed east to Indiana from Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California. Driving on U.S. 36 that spans northern Kansas, we made a spur-of-the-moment decision to take a short detour north into southern Nebraska and visit Homestead National Monument, a NPS area that would be a new park unit for us.
Enos Mills learned at a young age how beneficial the outdoors could be. The “father of Rocky Mountain National Park” was just 15 years old in 1885 when he made his first climb to the top of Longs Peak in what later would become the national park.
Amid all the hoopla, celebration, and excitement surrounding the National Park Service's 100th birthday this year, one fact is inescapable: Lodging in the parks this summer will be hard to find. But...it won't be impossible to find.
For the sake of argument, let us agree with the Obama Administration that the Earth is warming up. Should we respond by being scared or cautious and, if scared, exactly what should we be frightened of?
National parks are phenomenal vacation destinations and a great place to bring your home on wheels. But when you do, some challenges are inevitable. Navigating a park’s curvy interior roads can be tricky, and campsites are astonishingly narrow for modern RVs. In Southern California, two neighboring parks perfectly illustrate the range of accommodations for RVers: Death Valley and Joshua Tree. One is more RV-friendly than the other, but both offer an unforgettable camping experience.
They are a sweeping, majestic, gorgeous collection of images that skims the surface of the diversity of the National Park System. And they practically implore the U.S. Postal Service to continue promoting the parks long after the National Park Service Centennial passes.
Years of monitoring wolves in Denali and Yellowstone national parks has led researchers to conclude that hunting the predators just beyond the parks' borders seems to directly impact park visitors' odds of seeing a wolf.
If you plan to be in Glacier National Park in Montana next week, be careful where you go, as biologists will be monitoring grizzly bears in the park and that requires some bear trapping.
The entire 105 miles of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park was to reopen Friday evening as rains have knocked down the Rocky MTN Fire, officials said. However, a short stretch of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail remained closed.
A Georgia man hiking with friends slipped and fell into Abrams Creek and drowned at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in western South Dakota will reopen its visitor center Saturday after being closed during the month of April. The visitor center initially opened in November 2014, but with temporary exhibits.