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


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.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
The warm Gulf waters are the main attraction at Gulf Islands National Seashore, but anyone with an interest in American history – from the Colonial days up through World War II – will find a reason to visit as well.
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Canada’s Point Pelee National Park is for the birds, literally. Established in 1918, the park was created to protect some of the last remaining wild marsh and forest habitat along the north shore of Lake Erie. Bird fanciers, both those who watched them and those who hunted them, spearheaded the drive to protect the land. Duck hunting is no more at Point Pelee, but the bird watching remains, and this curious spit of land continues to enjoy the guarantee of preservation from Parks Canada.

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