As summer gives way to fall, and fall to winter, we usually have more time to read, as there's less daylight outside. So what related to the national parks are you reading these days?
Reader Participation Day
Reader Participation Day: Should The Hetch Hetchy Valley In Yosemite National Park Be Drained And Restored?bootstrap
Should campground reservations be mandatory in the National Park System, or should all campsites be on a first-come, first-served basis?
Reader Participation Day: Will The Hantavirus Outbreak Affect Your Plans To Visit Yosemite National Park ?
Much of the recent news from Yosemite National Park hasn't focused on the area's spectacular scenery, but rather on an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Thus far, eight people who spent at least one night in the park this summer have been stricken, and three have died. Has this situation caused you to reconsider plans to visit Yosemite?
Are there any pieces of music that remind you of a national park – or a park experience? Some compositions, such as Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite, have clear connections to a park. Others, such as "Rocky Mountain High," might bring to mind a specific park - or a whole state with lots of great parks. How about you? Do you have any favorite songs that you associate with national parks?
Reader Participation Day: Should The National Park Service Ban Solo Hikers In Grizzly Bear Territory?
Does the National Park Service have to rethink its rules when it comes to backcountry travel in known grizzly bear habitat? That question grows in importance in the wake of last week's fatal mauling of a backpacker in Denali National Park.
When your family sits down to choose a vacation destination, what possibilities arise to compete with a national park vacation?
Whether you're a "windshield tourist" who rarely leaves the pavement or a serious backcountry hiker, you'll find plenty of high-tech aids to navigation. GPS units, apps for smart phones and other electronic devices offer a growing number of alternatives to traditional paper maps. Which type maps do you prefer - paper or virtual?
We leave footprints and take lots of pictures when we visit national parks, but we also spend a good deal of time in park gift shops looking for souvenirs. With that understood, tell us what your most-treasured national park souvenir is.