Lighthouses are a popular attraction, and what better time to appreciate one than at night? Cape Hatteras National Seashore is offering the unusual opportunity to climb to the top of the venerable Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on a new nighttime tour.
A massive avalanche, one not seen in Glacier National Park in decades, roared down the "Garden Wall" that helps mark the Continental Divide and took out nearly 550 feet of stone retaining wall along the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most biologically diverse units of the National Park System. And now you can get a feel for that diversity without leaving the comfort of your home (though hopefully you'll be inspired to visit the park).
In what could be a sign of what's to come, a court has blocked Wal-Mart from building a Supercenter near Joshua Tree National Park because the company did not adequately consider its greenhouse-gas impacts.