Spring Road Trip: From Dunes To Caves To Mountains In The Southwest

Find yourself deep in the Southwest in spring and you’ll enjoy the mild weather, perfect for this trio of parks.

The National Park Sessions: Forgiveness And Permission

A band of five musicians is slowing working its way around the National Park System, playing acoustically arranged songs in park settings to promote unity, harmony, and the well-being of all people and the planet.

Traces Of The Prehistoric Past: Fossilized Tracks At White Sands National Monument

In the shifting sands of White Sands National Monument, traces of the prehistoric past are slowly being erased. Though they might soon be gone, these markers left behind by mammoths and camel-like animals have been preserved through remote imaging technology.

Drone Crash Closes White Sands National Monument

A military drone crashed at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico on Friday, prompting an extended closure of the monument.

Hiker Rescued At White Sands National Monument Forgot He Wasn't Just Strolling The Beach

White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico is home to the world's largest gypsum dune fields, and all those beautiful white dunes might look like an appealing place to wiggle your toes in the sand. As one recent visitor discovered, however, a hike in the dunes can take a nasty turn if you decide to forego one of the most basic items of gear.

Marriage Proposal in the Dunes at White Sands National Monument Takes an Unwelcome Turn

A prospective groom-to-be had a fine idea for a unique place to propose marriage to his sweetheart—the beautiful, snow-white dunes at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The event took an unexpected turn, however, when the pair became the subjects of a search and rescue effort that includes some unusual resources.

With Summer Arriving Tomorrow, Don't Find Yourself In National Park Search-and-Rescue Reports

With summer officially getting under way tomorrow, more and more folks will be heading out to the national parks for some summer fun. Just be sure to be careful out there so you don't find yourself added to a search-and-rescue report as these folks were.

National Park Mystery Photo 30 Revealed: The Building Blocks of White Sands National Monument

Captured in the accompanying photo are selenite crystals at Lake Lucero in White Sands National Monument.