Podcasts created for National Parks Traveler

Traveling through Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in winter isn't done easily. Often the best way to travel is by dogsled, as this slideshow makes clear.
Fall in Shenandoah National Park is one of the most magical times of year thanks to the changing foliage. Timing your visit is chancy, as more than a little serendipity, and the weather, influence the changing leaves.
Floating down the Green River through the Gates of Lodore offers up an exciting and spectacular perspective of Dinosaur National Monument, one that differs so greatly from the wall of fossilized bones that earned the monument its place in the National Park System.
Visit national parks of the Southwest and you’ll see remnants of an ancient society -- their well-placed cliff dwellings, smoke stains on rock overhangs, curious art works staring back at you from cliff walls.
Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS News, featured the Traveler's well-received Essential Friends magazine on his Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio show in late June. Listen to Peter's six-minute interview with the Traveler's Travel Editor Randy Johnson.
The Elkhorn Ranch, where Theodore Roosevelt sought solitude for introspection and honed his conservation ethos, is being threatened by development that could upend the very quality of the setting that so inspired Roosevelt.
Arches and Canyonlands national parks are red-rock neighbors, separated by only a handful of miles in southeastern Utah. Spend any time there and you can't help but come away amazed by the scenery.
As the Traveler's travel editor, I do my best to be in the right place at the right time. Recently, award-winning travel journalist Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS News, interviewed me to hear why off season is often a great time to visit a national park, especially if solitude is what you're looking for.
This short slideshow was pulled together from photos collected during a week-long exploration of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Though they don't capture every incredible aspect of the park, they should be enough to get you thinking about adding Glacier Bay to your national park "life list."
When was the last time you paused during a hike in a national park to simply stand there, take in the beauty, and listen to nature? As this podcast from Congaree National Park indicates, there's much to hear.
While Jennifer Pharr Davis garnered much attention for setting a speed record for thru-hiking the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, even before she took her first step a ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park set a record for covering the entire A.T. in the Smokies.
What's the difference between a Hawaiian volcano and, for instance, Mount St. Helens? Watch this video from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and you'll learn.
Can you imagine another Yosemite Valley? Another granite-lined canyon graced by feathery waterfalls and split by a placid river running through its meadows and forests? It exists, but since 1923 the wonders of the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park have been under water, Tuolumne River water backed up by the O'Shaugnessy Dam and stored for the needs of San Francisco’s residents.
For six months in 2010 Andrew Skurka went on the adventure of a lifetime. By foot, ski, and raft the adventurer circumnavigated Alaska, a journey of 4,678.8 miles that tested him physically and mentally. Listen to this podcast as he shares insights to that trek.
From time to time speculation arises over whether General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's amputated left arm really is buried at historic Ellwood Manor at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. In this podcast, the park's chief historian, John Hennessy, discusses the debate and voices his opinion on the matter.