National Parks Traveler
- 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
- Week of: Dec 27 2015 | Seasonal Camouflage At Rocky Mountain National Park | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Dec 27 2015 | View From The Watchtower | Photographer: National Park Service/Bristlecone Media
- Week of: Dec 26 2015 | Everglades Snow... | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Nov 22 2015 | Walking Into the Queen's Garden | Photographer: Kurt Repanshek
- Week of: Nov 16 2015 | Summertime Memories From Cape Hatteras National Seashore | Photographer: National Park Service
- Week of: Nov 16 2015 | Making Tracks At Lassen Volcanic National Park | Photographer: National Park Service
We had come to Canyonlands National Park from North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Virginia, Missouri, Utah, and California, determined to spend six leisurely days floating the Green and Colorado rivers through one of the most remote, rugged, and majestic regions of the continental United States. Paleontology was not on our itinerary, but geologic history lay in every direction here in southeastern Utah.
I’ve never surfed a day in my life despite the many vacations on the Jersey shore. So, maybe you’ll understand why I’m at a loss for words about the first time I saw a Stand Up Paddleboard in action. What was that contraption? And, why paddle a SUP when you can run rivers and cross lakes with canoes, kayaks, and rafts?
When Albert Johnson had his villa built in Grapevine Canyon in what is now Death Valley National Park, floods likely were not factored into the design. Nevertheless, the Mission Revival-influenced "castle" held up remarkably well during the torrential rains and flooding of last October. The same, however, cannot be said of the infrastructure surrounding the 32,000-square-foot mansion.
Millions of visitors flock to Yellowstone National Park each year to see its steaming geysers, iridescent pools and carved, rugged landscape. For the last five years, Jim Gardner, Kenny Befus and a team of undergraduate students from the Jackson School of Geosciences have been among them.
San Francisco has long been our favorite U.S. city to visit. The city is compact, enjoys excellent public transportation, offers great vistas, and is home to outstanding dining, shopping, and a wide variety of attractions. San Francisco is a great walking town with lots of parks and small restaurants where you can rest or purchase a cup of coffee. It's only right that Tony Bennett left his heart in the city by the bay.
As we celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service in the year ahead, activists will be working to create a new generation of national parks for the next century.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love appears to be in the air at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A pair of bald eagles has returned to the Ohio park and is actively tending to its nest within the Pinery Narrows area.
A small handful of days before the National Park Service announced that its maintenance backlog had crept up to nearly $12 billion, five congressmen called for more funding for Internet connectivity in the National Park System. But here's the rub: Can the National Park Service easily provide that service if told to provide it? The experts don't think so.
A number of factors, ranging from an improperly enforced smoking policy to an insufficient structural fire management plan, contributed to a costly fire at Flight 93 National Memorial that destroyed thousands of valuable items, including personal items recovered from the crash scene, according to an investigation.
Although increased congressional funding has been committed ahead of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary celebration, “the annual bill for maintenance in America’s national parks is still almost twice as much as is appropriated,” Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said.
There are times when a book on paddling comes in handy. You might be planning a trip, searching for inspiration, or have a layover day on your trip when you just want to relax with a good read. With those moments in mind, we recommend that you stock your personal library with the following selections, at a minimum.
How will climate change impact Joshua Tree National Park in California. While researchers have warned that higher temperatures could adversely impact the iconic Joshua Trees, there are other impacts to the park's ecosystem as well, as this video explains.