Looking Back On 2010 Across the National Park System

What were the top stories across the National Park System in 2010? There were more than a few, ranging from the tragic loss of three Katmai National Park and Preserve employees to a small-plane crash to the ongoing controversy over whether birds, turtles and off-road vehicles can co-exist at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Let's take a look back through the year at some of the stories.

A Year's Worth of Trails to Hike in the National Parks

Hiking trails are one of the best ways to enjoy national parks. They lead you out into nature, get you some exercise, and quite often showcase some gorgeous vistas. Here's a look back at some of the great trails we've mentioned on the Traveler during the past 12 months.

A Year in the Parks

The past year was very kind to me in terms of getting out to visit some of the incredible units of our National Park System. Here's a look back at a year in national parks.

Video: Glacier National Park's Lake McDonald on a Clear and Gorgeous Winter's Day

Glacier National Park can be hard to reach in summer, and doubly hard to reach in winter. But for the lucky ones who do, the setting is gorgeous, as this video attests.

Former Glacier, Waterton Lakes Superintendents Call For Better Protection of Both Parks

Though Glacier National Park's centennial year, and its resulting PR, are coming to a close, a group of former park superintendents is hoping to keep both Glacier and neighboring Waterton Lakes National Park in the forefront of conservation efforts.

Glacier National Park Fund Fully Funds Five Glacier Centennial Legacy Projects

With the end of the year marking the end of Glacier National Park's centennial celebration, it's a good time to look back at some of the projects made possible in the park by the Glacier National Park Fund to mark that anniversary.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Wolverines Need ESA Protection, But They'll Have to Wait

Too many species, too little staff. That's the roadblock preventing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from immediately adding the wolverine to the list of species with protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Gettysburg, Glacier, Vicksburg Among National Park Units To be Honored With Quarters

For 25 cents you'll soon be able to put Glacier National Park in your pocket. Or Olympic National Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, Vicksburg National Military Park, or Chickasaw National Recreation Area, for that matter.

Not Too Late To Get Your Limited Edition Poster Of Glacier National Park

You still have time to land a beautiful limited edition poster of Glacier National Park for the gift-giving season, and this gift gives twice, as all net proceeds are being donated to non-profits that work in the park's best interests.

More Oil and Gas Leases Pulled From Near Glacier National Park

Another energy company has agreed to drop its oil and gas leases near Glacier National Park.