National Parks Traveler
- Week of: Aug 16 2015 | Burning Off The Morning Fog | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Aug 14 2015 | Starry, Starry Night... | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Aug 1 2015 | High, Wide, And Handsome At Gates Of Arctic... | Photographer: Penny Knuckles
- Week of: Jul 27 2015 | As Far As The Eye Can See... | Photographer: Kurt Repanshek
- Week of: Jul 7 2015 | Sinking Into An Olympic Sunset... | Photographer: Shawn Sheltren, NPS
- Week of: Jul 2 2015 | Darkness Over Badlands National Park... | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jun 28 2015 | Hurry Sundown...At Canyonlands | Photographer: Andrew Kuhn, National Park Service
- Week of: Jun 14 2015 | Rapid Transit Through Dinosaur.... | Photographer: Patrick Cone
- Week of: Jun 14 2015 | Cool Acadian Waters | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Jun 14 2015 | Chick, Chick, Chickee | Photographer: National Park Service
National parks actually glow in autumn. From the fluttering gold of aspens and larch in the parks along the spine of the Rocky Mountains to the oranges, yellows and reds of the hardwood forests that cover Eastern parks and even on the Southwest’s sandstone, fall is the season of incandescence in the park system. Where do you find these rainbows? Here’s your guide to the "best bets" for fall color in the National Park System.
It didn't take long, less than seven or eight minutes, to kill the grizzly. First she was immobilized with a drug, and then the equivalent of a shot to her brain and it was over. While the killing brought an end to a bear that attacked and partially consumed a hiker in Yellowstone National Park, it won't likely bring an end to the controversy that was fanned by Social Media commentators.
On a warm summer day, under calm blue skies, the Railroader's Festival came off without a hitch, but a lot of steam, at Golden Spike National Historic Site.
Taiga is a word of just two syllables, and yet it connotes remoteness. Its synonym – boreal – is slightly more familiar, though it too conjures the distant, the mysterious. But if you travel to the Great Lakes, to the national lakeshores that line the southern shores of those inland oceans known as Superior and Michigan, you can find yourself deep in the coniferous forests, the taiga or boreal forests, more familiar to the Canadian landscapes to the north.
From enjoying the park’s waters, to relishing the changing scenery and observing the raucous wildlife, autumn in Rocky Mountain National Park is full of adventures and sights you won’t want to miss.
Perhaps few people today remember Nancy Ayers, but I will never forget her. Certainly, on being informed of her death last winter, a flood of memories came rushing back. In her honor, I decided to reread Polly Welts Kaufman's National Parks and the Woman’s Voice. Although I recalled no woman in the book quite like Nancy, I owed it to her to reflect on our friendship. A book reminiscent of her qualities seemed the perfect touch.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Sunday directed that Mount McKinley be officially renamed "Denali," the traditional Koyukon Athabascan name of the peak embraced by Denali National Park and Preserve.
The sounds of chainsaws tearing through trees resounded across Olympic National Park on Sunday as crews worked to clear numerous downed trees so they could reopen park entrance roads and campgrounds, make damage assessments, and begin repairs in the wake of a powerful wind storm.
High, swift waters claimed a backcountry traveler in Denali National Park and Preserve when she tried to ford a stream.
Starting on the fringe of the Great Plains and climbing through the incomparable mountain scenery of Banff and Jasper national parks, this magnificent drive—one of Canada's best - combines exhilarating vistas of forest, crag, river, and glacier. And autumn colors, crisp, cool days and fewer visitors make this an ideal fall journey.
Some beach goers who flaunt the leash laws at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks are heading home with fines of $125 or more.
After 13 years of meetings, discussion, and debate, Everglades National Park officials have released a General Management Plan to guide the park for the next 20 years. However, whether the park will receive the funding necessary to fully implement the plan is another matter.