The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

  • If you stood beneath both Landscape Arch in Arches National Park and Kolob Arch in Zion National Park, could you tell which span is longer? Probably not, but a group has come up with a standardized way to measure arches and says Landscape is the longer span of stone.

  • A missed portage around Angel Falls Rapid in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has led to the death of a 61-year-old paddler.

  • Cape Cod National Seashore is more than just breakers and sailing. There are dunes to explore and trails to hike. This short video profiles one of those trails, the Fort Hill Trail.

  • One of the best star shows in the National Park System is just a few weeks off. This year's Astronomy Festival at Bryce Canyon National Park, the ninth annual, will not only feature gazing at night skies but also model rocketry and a variety of talks on night skies and nocturnal animals.

Monday, May 18th, 2009