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Friday, November 21st, 2008

  • One of the classic national park experiences is a Colorado River float trip through the Grand Canyon. As one group discovered, however, memorable moments on such trips aren't limited to running the rapids, and some surprising adventures can also occur when you tie up for the night.

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

  • Visit Yellowstone National Park and you'd be hard-pressed not to spot a bison. Travel down to the south of Yellowstone and into Grand Teton National Park and you'll also have a good chance of spotting these woolly creatures.

  • Here's some good news as we near the end of 2008—you're part-owner of a spot described as "Paradise on earth, California Style." Your on-site managers are working on a plan for the place, and you're welcome to give them your ideas.

  • The National Park Service, working directly with the Presidential Inauguration Committee, is making elaborate preparations to host what may very well be the biggest crowd ever to gather in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

  • As you enter Zion Canyon, it's impossible to avert your eyes from the sandstone ramparts that frame the cleft cut by the Virgin River. They're just that impressive.