Essential Park Guide, Spring 2014: Spring Into The Parks

While spring in some parks (mostly those in the Rockies, Sierra, and Pacific Northwest) is rightfully described as “mud season,” there are some great early season hikes—and some wonderful camping—to be found across the National Park System. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights.

Spring Plowing To Begin Monday In Grand Teton National Park

Though spring wildflowers are still a couple months off at Grand Teton National Park, work will begin in earnest Monday to open the Teton Park Road for visitors.
Grand Teton Photography and Field Guide I love technology and the national parks, so it's always interesting to see how traditional books transfer into the electronic medium. Daryl Hunter's new eBook – “Grand Teton: Photography & Field Guide” is a good first addition by a very knowledgable writer and skilled photographer who is making the challenging move to the electronic world of publishing.

Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee Wants Your Thoughts

The agencies entrusted with managing federal lands within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are asking the public to help them determine which ecosystem issues should be the focus in the future.

More Than 400 Stream Miles In Grand Teton, Yellowstone Added To Wild And Scenic River System

One of the West's great rivers is the Snake, which forms in Yellowstone National Park and flows on through Grand Teton National Park. While it's reputation is known, now more than 400 miles of the tributaries that feed the Snake's headwaters are being protected as part of the national wild and scenic river system.

Grizzly Bears Stirring In Yellowstone National Park

Spring can't be far off, as grizzly bears are starting to stir in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, a development that hikers, skiers, and snowshoers should take note of.

The Power Of A 4-Year-Old: Connecting Grand Teton National Park Visitors

A 4-year-old whose love for Grand Teton National Park was instilled in him by visits there with his grandfather has managed to connect a stream of park visitors through a journal he left in a bear box donated in his name.

Reader Participation Day: How Would You Design A National Park?

If you were given a blank piece of paper, and asked to design a national park, what would you consider to be indispensable?

Comment Period Open On Plans To Rehabilitate Jenny Lake Area Of Grand Teton National Park

How should the National Park Service go about revitalizing the Jenny Lake area of Grand Teton National Park? That question is now the subject of a public comment period that runs into mid-March.

Rescue Of Three Skiers At Grand Teton National Park Offers Some Good "Lessons Learned"

Three skiers who got off-course and spent an unplanned night in the backcountry last weekend prompted the first major search and rescue operation of the year at Grand Teton National Park. The group was successfully rescued despite a significant winter storm and high avalanche danger, and the incident offers some good "lessons learned" for winter recreationists.