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.
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.
There were quite a few books relating to national parks that arrived in 2010, and while we didn't get to read them all, the ones we did we liked. Here's a look back at our Fireside Reads from the year.
An old-time mountain Holiday Homecoming will be held December 18 at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and the Mountain Farm Museum in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, complete with hot cider and cornshuck dolls.
We'd like to welcome Friends of the Smokies to the Traveler's list of sponsors and invite you to check out this organization that makes so many possibilities turn into realities at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
A handful of shiny, new hybrid Ford Escapes will soon be tooling about the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.