Few national park visits are complete without a hike of some distance and duration. We made the following hikes in the parks the past year, and think you'll find them interesting possibilities for 2013.
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Through its George Melendez Wright Climate Change Interns and Fellows program, the National Park Service enables university students to visit national parks to investigate issues related to climate change. Over the coming days we'll present profiles of what those students investigated.
A highly valuable, and interesting, program in some areas of the National Park System brings teachers into the parks to learn all they can, and then returns them to the classroom with that knowledge. You can help the Shenandoah National Park Trust fund such a program at Shenandoah National Park.
Steady work at cleaning up from the snowstorm that Superstorm Sandy deposited on Shenandoah National Park has allowed part of the park to reopen.