The Latest News & Views

Monday, June 4th, 2012

  • You can attempt a rim-to-rim hike at Grand Canyon National Park now that a detour around a washed-out section of the North Kaibab Trail has been provided, but park officials caution that it's pretty narrow and "hazardous conditions exist."

    Causing the 45-foot wash-out was a pipeline break -- the third last week -- in an aged water line.

  • Plowing of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park was going fine...until recent storms dumped at least 16 inches of snow on parts of the alpine road.

    Park officials were hoping to have the 50-mile-long road open end-to-end by mid-June, and say that still might happen, but the recent storms have slowed thin

  • If you're out in the parks this week, check to see if the park you're in is offering a viewing of the "Venus Transit" that will occur Tuesday afternoon.

  • Who is recreating across America, and what sports are they pursuing? Is hiking on the rise, or decline? And what about biking, or paddling participation?

  • Richmond will be a major target for Civil War and history enthusiasts through 2015, so if you’re smart—you’ll entertain the idea of dropping in on this former capital of the Confederacy.