The Latest News & Views

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?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

  • A draft study that examines whether the San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains should be added to the National Park System has been released with four alternatives, two of which would advance a new model for a unit of the park system.

    No preferred alternative has been identified in the plan, which looked at an area of roughly 700,000 acres across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

  • It would be reasonable to expect a bit of traffic on a beautiful October afternoon in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park—especially if the road in question is U.S. Highway 441 through the center of the popular park.