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Thursday, January 1st, 2009

  • In the past, my national park visiting has been too sporadic and unfocused for comfort, but this year my New Year’s Resolutions are going to provide a sense of purpose and direction. Five parks is a very doable agenda. My list includes three Sure Things, a True Confession, and one Unfinished Business.

  • Well, here it is, January 1. Out with 2008, in with 2009. And that means it's time to look ahead to the new year and dream about what we'd like to see happen across the National Park System in the coming 12 months.

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

  • We at the Traveler would like to wish all our readers a very Happy New Year! May 2009 bring you many adventures in the National Park System.

  • Wanted: Expert on Lassen Volcanic National Park. Topic: Snowshoeing.

    Hey fellow Travelers, we've received a question from a reader regarding snowshoeing possibilities at Lassen. And, having not personally visited the park, we're hoping someone can offer some insights.

  • This 1,000-foot-high cinder cone was formed after earthquakes and fireworks-like explosions hurled molten rock thousands of feet into the air. Nope, it's not in Hawaii, and this mount is not named for a saint.