The Latest News & Views

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

  • The National Park Service recently issued a concession prospectus for the operation of a food and beverage service in Mojave National Preserve. The 1.6-million acre preserve, sandwiched between I-15 and I-40 east of Barstow, California, is the third-largest national park unit in the contiguous United States.

  • With its densely forested landscape, Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland doesn't easily give up its secrets.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

  • Much of the recent news from Yosemite National Park hasn't focused on the area's spectacular scenery, but rather on an outbreak of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS).

  • It's not-quite-mid-September, leaves are only starting to turn in some parts of the country, the furnace hasn't kicked on yet...but it's not too early to plan your winter adventure in Yellowstone National Park.

    Book now and you can save upwards of a quarter off the normal cost of staying inside one of the park's lod

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

  • Backpackers now have a much safer way to get from the overnight hiker parking lot just outside of Devils Postpile National Monument to the Devils Postpile trailhead, which accesses the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails as well as many wilderness destinations on the Inyo National Forest.

    Previously, when overnight backcountry users departed from the Devils Pos