The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

  • Editor's note: This adds the latest details on the rock and mudslides, along with two photos.

    Glacier National Park officials are predicting that the entire Going-to-the-Sun Road, which was buried in places by a number of mud-and-rock slides on Tuesday, will be open for end-to-end travel by Thursday evening.

    Officials estimated Wednesday that upwards of 900 cubic yards of mater

  • A temporary trail closure has been put in place on the Comet Falls Trail at Mount Rainier National Park to protect hikers from falling through a crust of snow and into the cold waters of Comet Falls.

    The closure runs from approximately a quarter-mile below Comet Falls to the river crossing above Comet Falls in Van Trump Park.

  • Pointing to the National Park Service's own testing as evidence, National Parks Conservation Association officials are criticizing a proposed winter-use plan for Yellowstone National Park, saying testing shows snowmobiles have gotten dirtier and noiser, not cleaner and quieter.

    In pointing to the park's [url=http://www.nps.gov/yell/parkmgmt/upload/pem_of_snowcoa

  • Civil War Sesquicentennial travelers are often surprised to discover that the vast acreage of Civil War battlefields lies outside established National Parks, either only partially preserved through by foundations and trusts—or more likely—absolutely unprotected.

    A further irony—many pivotal battlefield sites of historic import are unmarked or located on private land and rarely visited by

  • We leave footprints and take lots of pictures when we visit national parks, but we also spend a good deal of time in park gift shops looking for souvenirs.