Long after his death we continue to celebrate the brilliance of Ansel Adams, who arguably defined landscape photography, often while working in national parks to capture the magnificence of nature.
Grand Canyon National Park
Add the National Parks Conservation Association to the number of organizations and developers offering a phone app to help you negotiate the national parks. A big difference here, though, is NPCA is giving its app away for free. Another is its emphasis on park wildlife and nature in general.
Whether you hold a sentimental tie to national park lodgings, or look at them nostalgically, can we afford to hold onto all historic lodge facilities in the National Park System?
Saber-tooth Cats, dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals will be among the star attractions during National Fossil Day. Activities are being held around the nation in this first ever event to focus on some interesting—and really old—stuff.
There are units of the National Park System, such as Canyonlands, North Cascades, and Great Smoky Mountains national parks, just to name three, that have little or no lodging within their borders. It's just such a lack of facilities, believes Derrick Crandall, that serves as a drag on visitation to the park system.Crandall Testimony 9-23-10.pdf
Though Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim bears the bulk of the park's tourist traffic, the North Rim is truly sublime, with its pine forests, spectacular views, and fewer crowds. Sadly, time is running out for you to visit the North Rim this year.
A man who hiked into a rugged area of Grand Canyon National Park with four friends only to head back early after feeling tired was later found dead just a short distance from a parking area.
Human-produced dust, mostly from grazing and farming, settles on mountain snowpacks in the Upper Colorado River basin and significantly reduces runoff. Eliminating this "dirty snow" phenomenon, which impacts national parks as well as the regional economy, would require a huge reduction in soil-disturbing activities.
Reader Participation Day: Help Us Name the Best Adventures In the National Park System, Lower 48 Edition
What are the best adventures in the National Park System in the Lower 48? For sure, three weeks floating the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park has to be one, and climbing the Grand Teton in its namesake park is another. But then what?
If you've got time to squeeze in a fall visit to a national park, here's some good news: There's quite a bit of lodging available in places such as Crater Lake, Yellowstone, Zion, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley national parks.