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Saturday, January 28th, 2012

  • If you're lucky enough to be in Hawaii next week, swing by Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Tuesday to learn about "natural" air pollution, the volcanic gases and other volcanic air pollution (aka "vog") spewed from Kīlauea.

    The program begins at 7 p.m. at the park’s Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Park entrance fees apply.


Friday, January 27th, 2012

  • Can you ever have enough restrooms in a national campground? If your answer is "no," then you'll be happy to hear that three new "comfort stations" are being built to replace old facilities at the Watchman Campground in Zion National Park.

    Park crews this week started construction on the new restrooms.

  • With winter breaks arriving for many school systems in February, it's not too early to begin mapping out ways to keep your kids occupied.

  • If you think driving the 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway is a long and meandering journey, just take a glimpse at “Driving Through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.” You will be amazed that the road was ever finished.

    Even parks comprised of large tracts of contiguous lands are difficult to forge and fill with divers

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is a globally recognized icon of the American landscape.

    Stretches of road elsewhere in the United States may indeed be spectacular, but nothing matches this manicured, uniquely uncommercialized, half a thousand mile thoroughfare through the lofty heart of America’s first frontier.