The Latest News & Views

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

  • As the accompanying photo shows, travelers at Grand Canyon National Park have been enjoying trips along a route known as the Hermit Road for nearly a century.

  • Remember earlier this year all the controversy over a proposed rule change to allow concealed weapons holders to arm themselves in the National Park System? Well, it's still lurking out there.

Friday, November 28th, 2008

  • Editor's note: In an effort to better understand how other countries are protecting their parklands, and to compare and contrast U.S. efforts to those from abroad, Traveler will on occasion run items from beyond U.S. borders. This story involves China's fledgling national park movement.

  • As the end of the Bush administration nears, it's natural for many to look back on the past eight years and try to assess the sum impact. In the arena of public lands and natural resources, it's relatively easy to castigate the outgoing administration for its seemingly heavy hand on that landscape.

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

  • A trip to Yosemite National Park offered a lot more than a hiker bargained for earlier this month. A major mistake could have led to a tragic outcome, and the man has plenty to be thankful for this November.