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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more »

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