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Thursday, October 20th, 2011

  • Exploring the backgrounds of the settlers who lived in the hills and hollows that today fall within the boundaries of Mammoth Cave National Park will be the focus of workshops scheduled for October 22 and October 29.

    On those days the park will sponsor a genealogy day and a cemetery workshop.

  • On December 1 at 5 p.m. the National Christmas Tree will be lighted for the holiday season, an event that draws thousands to Washington, D.C., one that requires a lottery system to dole out 17,000 free tickets.

    The online lottery goes live at 10 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, November 3rd, and will remain open through 9:59 a.m.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

  • Southern Utah's redrock landscape is wondrous, a spectacular collection of lands in various stages of deconstruction and reconstruction.

  • Lynn Hill, one of America's celebrated climbers, will be on hand this weekend when the 2011 Climb Smart Festival comes to Joshua Tree National Park to help the park celebrate it's 75th anniversary.

    The event this Friday through Sunday, put on by the park and the nonprofit [url=http://www.friendsofjosh.

  • With the snows of winter on their way, most people are bringing an end to this year's travels and looking ahead to 2012. Which has us wondering: How do you decide which national parks to put on your travel calendar?

    Are you looking to expand your list of national parks visited, or are you planning to go back to old favorites?

    And what resources do you rely on to help with your planning?