If you'd like to visit some parks this summer but don't relish the thought of airport security hassles or long hours in the car, perhaps train travel is the answer. Here's a sampling of options for trips to parks around the country via Amtrak.
Yosemite National Park
The windshield touring season will see motorists from all over America and the world converging on the scenic drives in our national parks. Here are some traverses, loops, and shuttles in the western parks that belong on anybody's short list.
So many rivers and so many different paddling experiences can be found in the National Park System. So how do you figure out which one you want to float on your summer vacation?
A cooperating association that has been developing educational and interpretive materials for units of the National Park System since 1947 and an outfitter that can take you down rivers in some of the West's most iconic national parks are the latest organizations and businesses to help keep the Traveler on-line.
Would you ever head off down a trail for a multi-week, or longer, hike, carrying all you need in a pack on your back?
The Third Annual 'Muir's March,' an affair intended to raise support for draining the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park, is scheduled for July. If you're interested in joining the backpacking trek, now's the time to sign up.
The first day of spring was anything but spring-like at Yosemite National Park, which saw all its entrance roads closed down by a combination of snow, ice, mudslides, downed power lines, and fallen trees.
A series of public meetings has been scheduled so Yosemite National Park officials can hear your thoughts on the continuing evolution of a plan to manage the Merced River corridor through the Yosemite Valley.
Is the National Park Service adding clarity, or confusion, about how it should be managing wilderness via revisions to its wilderness stewardship guidelines? Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility believes the agency is not only confusing matters, but lessening wilderness protections.DO41-1.pdf
When the afternoon sun illuminates Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park, it can be difficult to believe it's only the sun igniting the waterfall.