The Latest News & Views

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

  • It was just about a year ago that a college professor headed into the remote backcountry of Canyonlands National Park to find his final resting place. His remains recently were discovered in the Needles District by another hiker.

  • For decades winter visitation to Yellowstone National Park has been a lifesaver for the December-March economies of gateway towns such as West Yellowstone, Gardiner, and Cooke City in Montana, and Jackson and even Cody in Wyoming.

  • At Gettysburg National Military Park, the NPS has long planned to remove the old visitor center and the Cyclorama Building so an important part of the battlefield could be restored to its historic appearance.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

  • Everybody seems to have their own top 10 list of America's national parks. Here's a short video collection of one set of 10 selected by the National Park Service.

    Here at the Traveler we're compiling and comparing our staff lists and quibbling over the 10 worthy candidates, which we'll share with you in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, check out this video.

  • Alaska marks 50 years of statehood this year, and Mt. Redoubt, located in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, has crashed the party with a series of impressive eruptions.