The Latest News & Views

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

  • A few special tours are on tap at Mesa Verde National Park this summer and early fall, including visits to both the Mug House and Square Tower House ruins.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

  • Congratulations to Robert A., who came out ahead of a very sizeable pack of qualifiers from March's puzzlers to win a copy of An Explorer's Guide to Yosemite & The Southern Sierra Nevada by David Page.

    More than three dozen readers qualified for the drawing by correctly guessing the rig

  • A fresh, content-rich makeover has spread across the National Park Foundation's website, providing information on parks in your backyard as well as updates on how the Foundation spends its charitable dollars.

    By zeroing in on your Internet Service Provider logistics, the site's home page offers up information on parks in your relative backyard.

    The ho

  • Well, it's been a week or so. What do you think of the new look of the websites across the National Park System?

    They're bold, with the expansive photo hole at the top of the page. And the type font is definitely more attractive than that of the old sites.

    But do you find them easy to navigate?

  • A set of hiking sticks (aka trekking poles) is a handy thing to have when you're hiking in the National Park System. They take some of the load off your knees, can offer you greater stability, and, in a pinch, can help you pitch your tent or "encourage" a snake to get off the trail.