Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service (NPS) has been charged with protecting our country’s national parks for generations to come. Since the push to “go green” has become an increasing part of public consciousness in recent years, so too has the NPS expanded its efforts in that arena.
They are called "ghost trains," but in truth they are simply old trains decaying on railroad sidings.
Fall is an incredible time to hike in a national park. Deciduous forests are shucking their leafy mantles, wildlife is more visible, temperatures are moderate, if not cold, and the mountains and meadows are beckoning.
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Australians' Options For Global Park Gallivanting
Visiting national parks “beyond borders” doesn’t just mean Americans heading overseas.
The forest colors are vibrant, but the occasional nip in the air foretells a change in the seasons is coming, and that means some facilities are getting ready to close at Shenandoah National Park.
Here's the closing schedule announced the other day by Superintendent Martha Bogle: