No one really needs an excuse to visit a national park in the Fall, one of the most glorious seasons across the National Park System. Still, the Traveler offers up the following if you feel you need one!
Grand Canyon National Park
Part travelogue, part warning shot across the bow, Jonathan Waterman in his latest book takes us on a year-long journey down the Colorado River from source to the Sea of Cortez that should scare the wits out of those in the Southwest convince them to read the dusty writing on the wall.
The New York Times got a lot of mileage with its story this week about technology leading visitors into harm's way in national parks, but that's really not the case, is it? Wouldn't it be more correct to say people lead themselves into harm's way more often than not?
Does the Obama administration have the political fortitude, let alone the political capital, to protect Grand Canyon National Park from the myriad threats facing it? That's a good question in light of a report that highlights those threats and, in the process, exposes the shortcomings of the administration.
Although the book is titled One Best Hike: Grand Canyon, what Elizabeth Wenk really provides is a wonderful primer on the geology, wildlife, natural history, and dangers of hiking in Grand Canyon National Park. And she also leads readers down from the South Rim to the Colorado River and back via the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails.
A series of inexpensive folding pocket guides can help you easily identify some of the nature you see in national parks.
If you had your heart set on spending upwards of $1,500 a day on a luxury train tour of national parks next year, you'll have to settle for either Amtrak or your own rig. It turns out that this project isn't leaving the station.
A French visitor to Grand Canyon National Park will return home with an incredible story: He survived a 75-foot fall from the park's South Rim and was hauled to safety via a rope suspended from a helicopter.
If you're headed for the North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park in August, you need to be aware of some upcoming closures of key roads due to construction work. Here's the current schedule to help you plan your trip.
While President Obama headed to Acadia National Park last weekend for a three-day vacation, Vice President Biden is heading to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park to check up on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects.