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 »

Traveling Death Valley By Trailer: Why Not?

Death Valley Travel

Barry Zander
April 16, 2012

I grew up picturing the desert as I saw it on Saturday morning TV westerns. That impression – of uninhabitable expanses that required 100 gallons of water to drive across – stayed with me until I experienced the desert for myself.  As RVers, we seek variety in our camping spots. My wife, Monique,... Read more »

Enjoy National Park Week April 21-29 & Help Preserve National Parks!

Press Release
April 11, 2012

Commonly referred to as “America’s best idea,” the national parks are awe-inspiring places that provide a deep connection to our country’s heritage, and to nature. But threats to the parks and to their funding are impacting park wildlife, water and air quality, and require our attention and support.... Read more »

Glacier National Park: An RV Adventure

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

Bruce Leonard Jr.
April 9, 2012

As adventures go, I wasn’t expecting much. After all, I had been told the two-and-a-half-hour excursion I’d be taking required participants be at least 54 inches tall and at least 10 years old – the kind of restrictions enforced at amusement parks, not in the great outdoors. Sporting endeavors... Read more »

Trujillo Homesteads Named National Historic Landmark

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March 22, 2012

The Trujillo Homesteads, an early Latino settlement in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.  In December, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a preliminary report by the National Park Service that identifies a number of important historic and cultural... Read more »

Civil War Charleston: Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Sumter

Len Cousineau
March 12, 2012

Every American school kid learns the basic facts about the Civil War, but people who want an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of American history and culture should revisit the Civil War as adults. Doing so by traveling to any of the 70 national park sites that detail aspects of the war may... Read more »

Call of the Wild Animals: Traveling to Great Congregations

Snow Geese

Donna Ikenberry
March 8, 2012

Watching animal life in the wild is always amazing, but recently I realized that seeing large numbers of animals, great congregations of them, is even more of a thrill. Take, for instance, sandhill cranes. They migrate in the thousands and can be viewed in many places throughout the country, including... Read more »

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