The Latest News & Views

Friday, June 19th, 2009

  • Touring Bryce Canyon National Park this summer will be easier than ever thanks to free daily tours the park is offering on the Bryce Canyon Shuttle. And if you're a backpacker, this is a great way to catch a ride to the trailhead and then back to your car.

  • Plans for celebrating the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 75th Anniversary in 2010, about which I wrote on the Traveler last fall, are moving along well.

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

  • Nic Fiore, an icon at Yosemite National Park's Badger Pass Ski area, has died at the age of 88. During his 57-year-career at Badger Pass he taught an estimated 137,500 people how to ski.

  • Not only is Father's Day this Sunday, but this weekend marks the first entrance-free weekend in the National Park System this summer, so celebrate by taking dad to a park.

  • A tragic death in an Oklahoma national park underscores the need to be extra careful with hazardous materials when camping with children.