The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

  • A South Korean climber who was swept by an avalanche down the granitic flanks of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is recovering from his ordeal, which left him with a broken femur.

  • Though winter is far from spent in the Rockies, the folks at Rocky Mountain National Park say they have accomplished their goals in terms of removing elk from the park's herds for this winter.

  • There's a new visitor center coming to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, over at Oconaluftee.

    Park officials today announced that they've wrapped up work on an environmental assessment on the potential impacts of the visitor center and determined that there would be no significant impact from its construction.

  • Though it's been a mostly quiet winter on the coast of North Carolina, things might get a bit testy in the coming weeks as Cape Hatteras National Seashore releases its pre-nesting closure plans to protect piping plovers, a threatened species.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

  • This is the inaugural posting in our new National Park Mystery Plant series. We hope to eventually make the mystery plant quiz a regular feature of Traveler.