Exploring the many lodging options in and around Glacier National Park can require an excursion into Canada for a night at the Prince of Wales Hotel, which looks south across its namesake lake into Glacier. David and Kay Scott explored that hotel, and the Glacier Park Lodge, before wrapping up their stay in Glacier.
Some stories, whether focused on travel or a specific issue, deserve a longer treatment.
The outcome of wolf meetings today between Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will tell a lot about the environmental integrity of the Obama administration and the political moxie of the governor.
Following in the footsteps, and brushstrokes, of Frederick Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Moran, a New York-based painter plans to spend the next few months exploring the National Park System and "painting the national parks."
A man hiking with his wife near the Canyon area in Yellowstone National Park was mauled to death Wednesday by a sow grizzly, becoming the first person killed by a grizzly in the park since 1986, park officials said Wednesday.
David and Kay Scott, having enjoyed the lodges on the west side of Glacier National Park, now fill you in on the latest with the lodges on the eastern side, including Many Glacier Hotel, as they continue working on an update to their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.
A backcountry hiker in North Cascades National Park has been credited with photographing a grizzly in the park, the first confirmed sighting of the species there since 1996.
With nearly 100 years of history, the National Park Service and its wonderful system have attracted a lot of quotable quotes, some inspiring, some concerning. Here is a baker's dozen of statements -- some thought-provoking, others merely interesting -- that have been tied to the system down through the years
Having turned their car back towards the rising sun, David and Kay Scott have been spending time in Glacier National Park while working on an update to their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.
NPCA Report: America's National Parks Have Troubling Problems With Natural, Cultural, Historic Resources
A report out today from the National Parks Conservation Association paints a distressing picture of the health of the National Park System just five years out from the centennial of the National Park Service.
What’s the value of a grizzly bear? For far more people than not, few things in this age of avatars surpass the thrill of seeing a grizzly bear family in its native element. The story of Jackson Hole grizzly No. 399, who emerged from the den this year with her second troop of triplet cubs in half a decade, speaks to another kind of worth. It says something about us.
With Olympic National Park in their rearview mirror, David and Kay Scott have moved on to North Cascades National Park to check out the lodging possibilities there for their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.
Birding in the National Parks: Spotting Vultures And Anhinga Along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park
Though it's a magnet for visitors to Everglades National Park, enduring the crowds along the Anhinga Trail is worth it if you're hoping to spot black vultures, anhingas, and a nice variety of herons.
The information provided here should prove very helpful if you plan to be among the more than one million people who visit Gettysburg National Military Park this year.
Though it's missing a Half Dome, the twin to the Yosemite Valley has been described by none other than John Muir as "one of nature's rarest and most precious mountain temples.” But since 1923 the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park has been submerged, a victim of sorts to thirsty San Franciscans, but one that more than a few believe should be drained and brought back to life.
Pick any one day and you can be sure the National Park Service, directed by Congress, is looking into the feasibility of adding a site, or a dozen, to the National Park System. So what sites might be coming to your neighborhood? Read on.
The battle popularly known as "Custer's Last Stand," and now also recognized as the last stand of the Plains Indians, was fought in southeastern Montana on June 25-26, 1876. Here are some highlight statistics for Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and the battle it commemorates.
National Park Road Trip 2011: Lake Crescent Lodge, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, Log Cabin Resort in Olympic National Park
Having enjoyed the crashing surf at Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park, David and Kay Scott moved north to Lake Crescent Lodge, the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, and the Log Cabin Resort to inspect other lodging possibilities in the park for an update to their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.
For more than a decade the debate over how winter in Yellowstone National Park should be enjoyed has dragged on. The latest comment period on the park's proposal for winter-use comes to an end next month. Here are some numbers to keep in mind when studying this issue.
Creaking on the tides under the weight of its three masts and 55 miles of rigging, the Friendship is a floating reminder of a time when the upstart United States laid a commercial claim to the high seas.
Editor's note: David and Kay Scott have just about reached the end of the road in their westward trek to sample lodgings so they can update their book, The Complete Guide To The National Park Lodges. This dispatch covers two of Olympic National Park's lodging options, the Kalaloch Lodge and Lake Quinault Lodge.