The Latest News & Views

Monday, May 18th, 2009

  • A 37-year-old man drowned in a section of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area when he was thrown from his raft.

  • While Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has been traveling a lot lately and handing out dollars to the national parks, where is he at on the selection of the next director of the National Park Service? That's a very good question.

  • Getting up Half Dome in Yosemite National Park got a little easier this past weekend. That's because the cables that give you something to hold onto as you scale the shoulder of the dome were put up for the season.

    While the cables do make the hike to the top much easier, they don't make it that much less intimidating.

  • The hike to the top of Angel's Landing in Zion National Park has gotten a lot of attention from Traveler readers over the years.

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

  • The latest species tally from the BioBlitz at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: 1,716. Of course, that number might be outdated by now as scientists work through the evidence collected during a 24-hour period this weekend.