The Latest News & Views

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

  • Julie Andrews made some Austrian mountains come alive with the sound of music, but for seventeen years visitors to the backcountry in Glacier National Park played a different kind of tune.

Friday, November 14th, 2008

  • Heavy rains and flooding that hit Mount Rainier National Park this week will keep much of the park closed to automobile traffic at least through November 21, park officials said Friday afternoon.

  • People the world over travel to Yosemite National Park to stand before Half Dome. And a lucky few manage to climb to the top of this iconic loaf of rock.

  • Which unit in the national park system (other than those in Washington, D.C.) has received the most visits by presidents and other heads of state? Here are two clues: An answer to the question, "Where in blue blazes…" can be found in this park, and in years past Shangri-La was just up the road.

    A park publication provides a little background:

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

  • A former brownfield on the Lake Michigan shoreline now sports a marvelous new recreational facility.