As backpacks go, you probably wouldn't want to head off into the backcountry of a national park with Tom Bihn's Aeronaut on your back. But it sure is a handy bag to use to get to the park.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
What's in a number? When it reflects visitation to national parks, it's not always as obvious as it might seem.NPS Visitation.pdf
An oil spill from the sinking of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico could wash ashore in the coming days at Gulf Islands National Seashore, according to a prediction by AccuWeather.com.
Celebration Planned for This Weekend's Reopening Of Cades Cove Loop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
It's going to be a great weekend in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, both because of the Wildflower Pilgrimage and because the Cades Cove Loop Road is reopening after a substantial reconstruction of the road.
During her recent residency at Badlands National Park, artist and poet Kathleen Heideman wrote an ode in honor of national park rangers titled "Why I want to be a park ranger when I grow up." In honor of National Parks Week, we offer it to you.
While National Parks Week is just about spent, with one glorious weekend to go, that doesn't mean an end to enjoying the national parks. In fact, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation have put together a list of ways to enjoy the parks.
With some impacts of climate change already evident, and others projected, wildlife will need a means to move across the landscape to cope with the changes. With that in mind, two Democratic congressmen have introduced legislation to identify and protect wildlife corridors across the country.
Frazil ice. What the heck is that? If you've been to Yosemite National Park in the past couple of weeks, you might know. If not, check out this video by Steven Bumgardner.
It was a century ago, on May 11, 1910, when President William Howard Taft affixed his signature to legislation that set aside Glacier National Park. This event isn't going unnoticed at Glacier, which on May 11 will celebrate its 100th birthday with a rededication of the park.
This Sonoran Desert park has a split personality, both due to the city of Tucson that lies between the two lobes, and because of the two diverse habitats you'll find in the two districts.
Since late February it's been legal for properly permitted concealed weapons owners, and rifle and shotgun owners, as well, to bring their weapons into a national park if the surrounding state law allows such carry. Has that change in national park gun regulations changed your thoughts about visiting a national park?
It had to be tempting: fresh snow, an early spring day in Glacier National Park's backcountry, and fresh tracks to be laid down. But Brian Wright's third run of the day proved fatal when a weak snow-bond gave way and spurred an avalanche that ran roughly 1,800 vertical feet.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers hundreds of miles of trails, and the park is launching a new program to encourage visitors to enjoy them. The “Reward Yourself - Hike the Smokies Challenge" begins with free distribution of hiking mileage record books at park visitor centers on April 25.
Loss of the Historic Baker-Robinson Whale Oil Refinery Rankles Officials at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
The recent loss of a historic whale oil refinery in the vicinity of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park serves as a harsh reminder that historic preservation is typically subject to marketplace rules.
Planning is under way to land the staff at Voyageurs National Park a new headquarters facility at International Falls, Minnesota, next year.
Trains have long been a great way to visit many national park sites around the country, and the Trails and Rails program provides NPS volunteers or staff on some train routes to answer park questions. Now the program is adding a new bonus for some Amtrak trips: audio podcasts highlighting the history and points of interest along the way.
The news from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to start the week wasn't good: a bat in the park has tested positive for Geomyces destructans, the fungus and the presumptive causative agent of White Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS has killed over 90% of the bats in many caves in the Northeast.
Reader Participation Day Bonus: How Many National Park-Designated Units of the National Park System Have You Visited?bootstrap
What can you say about a place that’s an International Biosphere Reserve, a Globally Important Bird Area, a National Natural Landmark, a federally designated Wilderness Area, and an Outstanding National Resource Waters designee? Well, for one thing, you can say “Go visit it!”
Olympic National Park has been a relatively successful landscape for a program to restore a stable population of fishers on the landscape. Against that success, biologists are wondering how Yosemite National Park's fisher population is doing.