Winter in the National Park System often brings to mind frosty snowscapes, places where you can skim on skinny skis, or clomp along in snowshoes that, though a bit cumbersome, help you go places you might not venture without them.
Voyageurs National Park
A glance around the National Park System seems to show wine sales can benefit the parks, more and more user fees are being approved despite a five-year-old "moratorium" against them, and Point Reyes National Seashore has had a bumper crop of seals this year.
Unless things change, it will take centuries for many national parks to have truly clean air, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, which wants the Obama administration to close loopholes that stand in the way of improving air quality.
Whether you view it as fee creep, or accept it as the cost of doing business, Voyageurs National Park is going ahead with a campsite reservation system and related fees.
Ghosts will be the subject later this month at Voyageurs National Park when rangers will lead lantern-lit hikes in search of figures out of the past.
The moose population at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota appears to be stable in comparison with recent years, with an estimated 46 individuals.
Teenagers from the Minnesota are being sought to participate in the 2nd annual National Park Teen Ambassador program in Voyageurs National Park.
Snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, and even snowshoers can warm up in Voyageurs National Park now that three shelters have been assembled along the park's snowmobile trails.
A half dozen moose, and a couple wolves, are to be captured in Voyageurs National Park so they can be fitted with collars that will track their movements and gather information to help biologists understand how they're responding to climate change.