For many, there can be nothing quite as sublime as hoisting a pack on the back and disappearing for a handful of days, at least, into the backcountry of a national park. It's a trip built on excitement and expectation, one of many similar excursions to make in a lifetime. It's not one you don't expect to return from.
Parks in the News
Recent improvements have made stays in the cabins at Badlands National Park in South Dakota a much more comfortable experience.
A group of youths learned about the changing landscape in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve as they were taught backcountry skills and took “repeat” photography of Sunset Glacier.
I met the bison calf who took a ride in an SUV early one evening as I drove west in Lamar Valley, past the pullout known as “Picnic.” The late afternoon sun on a stormy day landscape was the light that photographers dream of shooting, with wild animals on a horizon and Yellowstone National Park's gorgeous mountains off in the distance.
National Park Service officials have been unobtain to produce complete records that helped them craft a Wilderness Stewardship Plan for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, according to a lawsuit filed against the agency.
Legal wrangling over the ownership of trademarks to iconic facilities in Yosemite National Park could commence sooner than expected following a decision by the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to remove itself, at least temporarily, from the fray.
On March 12, 1927, ranger James Alexander Cary was killed by bootleggers while patrolling on West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park. No one was ever convicted of his murder. Now, 89 years later, the park will unveil a monument to honor Cary, the first National Park Service ranger killed in the line of duty.
Hog trapping is going to be taking place at Big South Fork National River and Recreation area in Kenntucky and Tennesse through December 2017 as officials try to get more information about problems caused by the wild, non-native pigs.
How did we go from cutting down trees and hunting bears to restoring meadows and reintroducing lost species? This year, as we celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, we reflect on over a century of protecting the natural resources of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state.
Early next month Yellowstone National Park trail crews will begin constructing an official trail and overlook to replace the many existing social trails on the hills south of Grand Prismatic Spring.