Reader Participation Day
Will expanded wireless service for cellphones and the Internet enhance your national park experience, or will it clutter it with a technological Disneyification of the parks, one that will detract from, not add to, the national park experience?
We've flipped the calendar pages to another year, and for some people, that means it's time for some New Year's resolutions. Does your list include any items that stir up the travel juices and generates a little bit of excitement in terms of plans—or at least wishes—connected with national parks?
If you are in reach of a unit of the National Park System in the coming months of winter, which hike is a must-do in your opinion?
National parks have served as backdrops for countless movies. Death Valley National Park played a role in Star Wars, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, of course, was prominently featured in North by Northwest, and Thelma & Louise drove through parts of Canyonlands National Park. Which movie, with a national park in a cameo role, is your favorite?
What do you think should be contained in the perfect national park guidebook?
Reader Participation Day: Will The Hantavirus Outbreak Affect Your Plans To Visit Yosemite National Park ?
When your family sits down to choose a vacation destination, what possibilities arise to compete with a national park vacation?
Reader Participation Day: How Should The Next President Of The United States Help The National Parks?
Come November, we get to choose the next president of the United States. President Obama might get a second term, or Mitt Romney might get his first. Whoever wins, how best do you think the next president of these United States can best help the National Park System?
Earlier this year rangers searched extensively for two men In Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The searches went on for about a week without success. Which brings up this question: How long or how hard should park personnel look for someone reported missing?
It's National Park Week, a time to celebrate the national parks and get out and enjoy them. But it should also be a time for you to ponder the future of the National Park System. With that in mind, what do you think the National Park Service should focus on leading up to its centennial in 2016?
Nevada Barr is the premier writer of novels dealing with national parks and the people who manage, work in, and protect them. If you've read any of the best-selling author's 17 Anna Pigeon Mysteries, please let us know what you think of them.