The Latest News & Views

Monday, April 27th, 2009

  • Solitude. Who doesn’t treasure some from time to time? And some of the greatest draws of national parks is their peacefulness and the ability for you to pass through an entrance gate and escape the pressures of day-to-day life.

    Where can you find some of the best solitude in the National Park System? Read on for some of the Traveler’s top picks for solitude.
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Sunday, April 26th, 2009

  • Where do you draw the line when it comes to electronics in the backcountry of the National Park System? Does use of it reflect self-doubt about your abilities, or a savviness in putting the latest technology to work for you?

  • Native American art is treasured by many for its beauty and, in many cases, ties to the landscape. On May 9 if you find yourself in eastern Arizona you'll have an opportunity to bid on some of this artwork.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

  • Smoke from a wildfire in Big Cypress National Preserve has prompted closure of a major interstate highway connecting the east and west coasts of Florida. The shutdown of Interstate 75, also known as Alligator Alley, is into its fourth day, and may continue through the weekend.

  • Opening the Tioga Road through Yosemite National Park is as much-awaited as is the clearing of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. This short video gives you an idea of what Yosemite crews must do to clear the road.