With spring still on its way to the Rockies and High Sierra, and summer well under way in some parts of the country, this seems a perfect time to honor all 2010 Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, consider ways to support national parks, and look at ways to enjoy the parks.
Grand Canyon National Park
As this is the third straight wet, cool May in the Rockies, perhaps it's no surprise that David and Kay Scott were snowed upon during their visit to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The two spent two nights at Grand Canyon Lodge to update their book, The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.
Nine of the first ten statements are true, but one is not. Can you tell which one is the ringer? You might want to try the two bonus questions too.
Having left Canyon de Chelly National Monument behind, our lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, have settled into rooms on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
To help encourage folks to get out and enjoy National Great Outdoors Month in June, a wide array of campgrounds across the country, many close to national parks, are offering a 20 percent discount on camping fees.
Rangers Need Nearly Five Hours To Recover Man's Body From Below South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
It took Grand Canyon National Park rangers nearly five hours to recover the body of a young man spotted far below the park's South Rim, and authorities worked into the night Friday to identify the man.
A Swiss "rocketman" wants to soar over the Grand Canyon affixed to his "wingsuit," but his plans might not be OKed from the Federal Aviation Administration. Regardless, Grand Canyon National Park officials have told him to stay away from the park if he does take to the air.
Some of the most magnificent national parks of the Southwest owe their rugged beauty to the Colorado River and its tributaries. Unfortunately, dams that have sprung up along the river have changed the water flows in a way detrimental to these national parks, according to a report from the National Parks Conservation Association.
Not everyone who drives their car off the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park survives the fall, but this young man did.