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Monday, February 6th, 2012

  • Horse travel in backcountry areas of national parks long has been viewed as not only somewhat romantic, a throwback to the Old West, but also as a necessity for hauling in not only visitors but vast amounts of gear that otherwise would be problematic to carry in.

    But for those not on a horse, walking in their wake can be a challenge in terms of avoiding not only at-times voluminous amounts of m

  • Tracking down bad guys in the Old West usually required skill in following some literal footprints in the sand, but a case at Capitol Reef National Park with connections to some famous outlaws was recently solved by rangers adept at following a different kind of tracks—those left in cyberspace.

    Capitol Reef National Park, in Utah's rugged canyon coun

  • National parks often are the setting for some incredible traffic issues, be they related to "bison jams," lack of parking, or simply high visitation.

  • Yellowstone National Park officials, in looking down the road at how the Lake area of the park might evolve, are leaning towards a plan that could allow the reconfiguration of the RV park at Fishing Bridge and which would permit 121,000 square feet of buildings to be built over roughly 3 acres.

    While on its face the

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

  • Editor's note:[i] The Traveler is expanding the coverage we devote to national parks in other nations. Throughout the year we'll be rolling out a major series of stories on international park destinations with plenty of travel insight, but we're also launching recurring smaller stories such as this one that bring you park news from other nations.