The Latest News & Views

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

  • It's been a tough summer for both trail and road crews at Glacier National Park, but the popular Highline Trail at Logan Pass is anticipated to be open by Friday, July 27, and "possibly earlier," according to a park spokesperson. However, the good news for trail fans comes with a caveat: "Hikers are encouraged to plan ahead and be prepared.

  • If you’ve always dreamed of boarding llamas and donkeys, and doing it with National Park Service approval, your ship has come in.

    The Park Service recently released a prospectus seeking proposals for a concession opportunity at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

  • The new vice president at the Grand Teton National Park Foundation will be responsible for managing new capital intensive projects for the Foundation and fundraising for those projects.

    Mark Berry's appointment coincides with emerging plans for the Foundation’s next major campaigns.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

  • Come up to the Maggie Valley side of the Great Smokies this weekend to see and help improve one of the most significant private-land nature preserves that flanks the park.

    Cataloochee Ranch, an 800-acre parcel on the park’s southeastern border, is more than a popular resort for[url=http://www.catal

  • Whether you're a "windshield tourist" who rarely leaves the pavement or a serious backcountry hiker, you'll find plenty of high-tech aids to navigation. GPS units, apps for smart phones and other electronic devices offer a growing number of alternatives to traditional paper maps.

    Both approaches clearly have their pros and cons—and their fans.