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"National Parks Adventure" Film Seems Inspiring, But Trailer Seems Misleading

America's national parks will be gorgeously portrayed in an Imax production coming to theaters next year, but the trailer is misleading in that it shows mountain bikers cavorting in a red-rock landscape that is not located within a park. Indeed, that activity as portrayed is actually banned in national parks.

Inspector General: National Park Service Mismanaged Brinkerhoff Lodge At Grand Teton National Park

With sweeping views of Jackson Lake and the jaw-dropping jagged Tetons from its deck, and the historic Molesworth furniture that fronts its stone fireplace, the historic Brinkerhoff Lodge in Grand Teton National Park would likely qualify as a 5-star resort property commanding hefty rental fees. But the National Park Service wasn't in the habit of charging the lodge's guests, who included Vice President Joe Biden and his family, nor did it provide the safety and security it should have, according to a report from the Interior Department's Inspector General's Office.

Winter Forecast Brings Mixed Bag For Park Travelers

Will the coming winter bring snow, drought, soaking rains, or mild weather to your national park outings? As usual, it depends on where you go, but Rocky Mountain National Park could be a winter wonderland if the forecast from AccuWeather holds true, while New England travelers should enjoy a reprieve from last year's overly bountiful snows.

Tonto National Monument Among Park Units Celebrating International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day, celebrated in more than nine countries with hundreds of events world-wide, comes to the National Park System on Saturday. Visit Tonto National Monument in Arizona on that day, and you can learn about the cultures that called this landscape home for hundreds of years.

New Book To Help Kids Appreciate Public Lands In Alaska

Children are natural explorers, but current trends show that youth between the age of 8 to 18 spend more time than ever indoors and less time participating in unstructured outdoor activity. Residents of Fairbanks, Alaska, can buck this trend, as they have access to many parks and wild landscapes that lend themselves to exercising and experiencing the beauty of Interior Alaska.

Rediscovering National Parks In The Spirit Of John Muir

Though he "retired" in 1995, Dr. Michael Frome has really never stopped writing, nor caring, about the national parks. In this, his 95th year, the distinguished journalist who has dedicated his life to conservation and parks celebrates that life and regales us with a memoir that not only looks back across the many decades of his work but which inspires us to carry that work forward.

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