The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

  • After a two-year hiatus, you can now return to Paradise. Mount Rainier National Park's Paradise Inn, that is. Following much-needed structural repairs, the beautiful inn will open for business on Friday.

Monday, May 12th, 2008

  • A settlement intended to resolve conflicts between off-road vehicle users and breeding birds and sea turtles at Cape Hatteras National Seashore seems to be having the opposite effect.

  • The red-throated loon (Gavia stellata)is the smallest, most widely distributed, and most distinctive of the world’s five loon species. Annually migrating from summer nesting sites in the Arctic reaches of North America and Eurasia to wintering grounds in the Lower 48, Mexico, Europe, and Asia, this bird can really move.

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

  • I am in a small gaggle of tourists busily training our armament of camera lenses on goateed mountain goats as they graze contentedly on the wildflower-strewn emerald slopes that rise above Logan Pass in Glacier National Park.

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

  • It's been quite a while since the Traveler mentioned the national parks documentary that Ken Burns was working on. So what's he been up to since then? Quite a lot, it turns out.