The Latest News & Views

Friday, June 5th, 2009

  • Much has changed when it comes to running rivers since Major John Wesley Powell first floated the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. What do you think he'd say of today's voyages down the iconic river?

  • The "busy season" for Cape Cod National Seashore doesn't really begin until the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Which means you have plenty of time to consider the Traveler's suggestions for what you definitely must see or do when you visit the seashore.

    As with our other checklists, this is not all-encompassing.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

  • If you've ever driven through the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, which straddles the Wyoming-Montana border, you know how serpentine that road can be and how deep the drop-off is. After all, it's called a "canyon" for good reason.

  • The body of a Florida man who went missing in Lake Powell at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area late in April has been recovered more than 400 feet beneath the lake's surface.

  • The longstanding relations between the United States and Canada are being strained a bit by a proposal to mine for coal in a biologically rich and diverse region of British Columbia that just happens to be upstream of Glacier National Park.