Yosemite National Park Responds To Rare, Fatal Disease

Yosemite National Park

Press Release
August 29, 2012

The National Park Service posted the following press release regarding a rare, fatal disease that has hit Yosemite National Park: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – The recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in two Californians, one of whom died, has prompted Yosemite National Park to scale... Read more »

Grand Teton National Park by RV

Jackson Lake in the morning shows why Grand Teton National Park is one of the gems of the Rocky Mountains.

Pamela Selbert
July 30, 2012

My husband, Guy, and I have visited Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming a number of times over the years. We always marvel at the rugged beauty of these mountains with mirror-smooth Jackson Lake stretching wide in the valley below. No artist could fabricate a more perfect scene.   Under... Read more »

Cabrillo National Monument Educates, Amazes

Cabrillo National Monument View

Len Cousineau
July 23, 2012

San Diego, Calif., is one of the country’s most desirable destinations with fantastic beaches, challenging golf courses and an endless array of restaurants and nightspots. Then there is the world-class San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and the suite of museums at Balboa Park, to name just a few highlights. Tucked... Read more »

Nebraska’s Miocene Fossils

fossil beds

Len Cousineau
June 18, 2012

You need not be dinosaur crazy to enjoy Nebraska’s Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, but if you’re traveling with youngsters who cannot get enough of the extinct reptiles, perhaps you can introduce them to these fascinating creatures that lived long ago by exploring this national monument’s... Read more »

Michigan’s Mysterious Upper Peninsula

Keweenaw Michigan

Tom Kaiser
May 28, 2012

Michigan’s desolate and heavily forested Upper Peninsula is virtually a no-man’s land. With less than a third of the state’s land area, the U.P. — as it’s called by locals — houses just three percent of Michigan’s residents. With spectacular forests, abundant lakes and waterfalls, many... Read more »

New Pass Gives Military Members Free Admission To National Parks

The Lake McDonald Crown of the Continent Tour takes hikers to amazing vistas.

May 16, 2012

Under a new effort by the Department of the Interior, any active service member can get a free pass to parks, forests and other natural wonders across the country.   As part of the Joining Forces initiative to support our nation’s service members and their families, several U.S. government agencies... Read more »

Ancient History in Chaco Canyon

The mysterious petroglyphs in Penasco Blanco are thought to show a massive supernova from the year 1054.

Donna Ikenberry
May 14, 2012

Spring was perfect with mild days and clear nights just right for exploring and stargazing. We hiked through the abundant ruins during the day, marveling at the Chacoans’ architectural skills. At night, we stared up at the Milky Way and countless stars, knowing we were gazing at the same sky they did... Read more »

Park Apps Free for National Park Week

Chimani App Maker

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
April 19, 2012

Any trailer travelers thinking about taking advantage of free entry at national parks across the country have another reason to get out to the parks. The largest maker of national park apps is celebrating National Park Week with a massive app giveaway.   Chimani, LLC announced that they would give... Read more »

What is Homeland Security doing in our border parks?

Glacier National Park is one of many national parks within H.R. 15050's proposed 100-mile zone of potential impact.

Tom Kaiser, Managing Editor
April 19, 2012

As a long-term advocate for motorized and non-motorized outdoor recreation, I see a plethora of news stories every day about public lands, camping, RVs and off-road trails, among countless others. Usually I either delete the story, or if it has merit, post it online or file it away in one of my story... Read more »

Exploring National Parks From The Comforts Of Your Home

Havasu Falls

Chris Soash
April 16, 2012

  Greetings from the Grand Canyon! Well, actually I’m at my desk in Minneapolis… but I just got done going on a 10-mile hike down the Havasupai Trail in the Grand Canyon, not more than 5 minutes ago. Black magic you say? No, I stopped practicing that last year. My Southwestern adventure was... Read more »

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