The Latest News & Views

Monday, August 18th, 2008

  • So, you think you’ve got weather and climate issues?

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

  • Efforts were under way Sunday evening to rescue 16 Colorado River rafters who apparently were stranded by high water flows in Grand Canyon National Park. Rangers planned to use a helicopter to "short haul" the 16 one-by-one to safety.

  • When folks think about paddling trips in the National Park System, quite often floating the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park floats to the top of the mind. But there are other paddling treks out there, trips that are just as beautiful and inspiring and which just might offer a tad more solitude.

  • Too often a unit of the National Park System is overlooked because its name doesn't end in "National Park." Petroglyph National Monument is one such place.

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

  • Ahh, the sounds of winter in Yellowstone National Park. The raspy rustle in the wind of dried leaves that forgot to fall from aspens. The trickling of a creek beneath its sheath of ice. The eruption of a geyser, the gurgling of mudpots, the groaning of ice on Yellowstone Lake.

    The explosion of a howitzer round as it smacks into a mountainside.