Maps unlock the world in front of us...even if we're not standing right in front of the landscape contained on the map we're gazing at. They allow us to wander through the landscape, cross mountains, ford rivers and streams, and envision campsites in the backcountry. And, in the case of a new eBook, they allow us to look into the past of some national park settings.
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
National park concessionaires, deeply concerned over what they see as three decades of stagnant visitation to the National Park System, want Congress to authorize better marketing of the parks, longer "high" seasons in the parks they believe would generate more revenues for infrastructure improvements, and expanded concessionaire opportunities in the parks.
Around The Parks: Name Change Talk At Craters Of The Moon, New Visitor Center At Crater Lake, And Monitoring Station At Yellowstone
Around the National Park System there's talk of changing the name of Craters of the Moon National Monument, building a visitor center at Rim Village, and raising an ecological monitoring station at Yellowstone National Park.
More than a month after she was reported missing, searchers found the body of Dr. Jodean "Jo" Elliott-Blakeslee at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho.
While attention the past two weeks has focused on Washington and when the National Park System might reopen in full, searchers doggedly continued their efforts to find a hiker who went missing in Craters of the Moon National Monument last month.
A search for a hiker missing in the rugged Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho led underground, as cave specialists headed into lava tubes looking for the missing physician.
Despite long odds, searchers continued looking Wednesday for an elderly woman missing in Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. The body of her companion was found last week, four days after they were reported missing.
From now until September 3, the Wilderness Forever public photography competition will accept entries of images illustrating the sheer majesty, diversity, and value of our nation's wilderness areas.
Signals of climate change seem to be more and more frequent in some parts of the country. In the Rocky Mountains, snowfall patterns are changing, temperatures are warming, bird behavior is alternating.
Operating a couple of little GEM e2 electric vehicles is an interesting facet of this park's greening strategy.