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Saturday, December 31st, 2011

  • We've been fortunate to have been supplied with images of the national parks from some of the best park photographers in the country, and we'd like to take a minute to thank them once again for their help in illustrating stories on the Traveler.

    QT Luong, Ian Shive, Tom Till, and Tony Bynum have done a masterful job snatching moments of time in the parks with their cameras.

Friday, December 30th, 2011

  • Year-end usually leads to reflection, and we'd be more than remiss if we didn't take a moment to thank all of you who read the Traveler.

    Without your surfing by on a regular basis to see what news there is across the National Park System we'd have little motivation to keep plugging away.

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

  • Not all stories have to have a hard edge to them to be considered nicely done. What follows are some 2011 stories from, or revolving around, the National Park System that we liked for what they had to say, or how they had to say it, or what we learned from them. We hope you enjoyed them, too.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a year-round destination for hikers. By choosing hikes that stay low in altitude, you can avoid dealing with serious ice on the trail.

  • During the past year we published 11 checklists to help you plan your national park visits. Here's a rundown of them.

    Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

    Guilford Courthouse National Military Park offers a quiet oasis of Revolutionary War history and good walking paths in Greensboro, North Carolina.