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Friday, January 13th, 2012

  • Whiskey Bend Road, the 4.5-mile road that connects Olympic Hot Springs Road
    to the Whiskey Bend trailhead in Olympic National Park, has reopened to public vehicle access.

    “We are pleased to invite the public back to the Whiskey Bend Road and trailhead,” said Olympic Superintendent Karen Gustin. “While the road is open again to dri

  • Thanks to the laser mapping of CyArk, a non-profit group that works to digitally preserve cultural heritage sites around the world, you can now appreciate the three dimensions of Mount Rushmore National Memorial via your computer.

    The organization, which already has done similar mapping at [url=]Mesa Verde National Park

  • What’s better than a camping trip to Isle Royale National Park? How about a camping trip to Isle Royale with a renowned North Woods botanist?

    On June 11-16, botanist Janet Marr, co-author of the Isle Royale Natural History Association's Island Life - An Isle Royale Nature Guide will lead a botany workshop that includes four days on the island.

  • With the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War upon us, a firm understanding what was at the root of the war between the states is key, and the National Park Service has provided that primer in an award-winning publication, Slavery: Cause and Catalyst of the Civil War.

    Just 26 pages long, the booklet shouldn't be viewed as a thorough accounting of causes of the Civil War

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

  • You could look upon the small card as the 2012 annual pass for Glacier National Park, but you also could look upon it as a work of art.

    The card, which costs just $35 and gets you (and everyone in your car) into the park as many times as you want this year, features a mural that includes artwork from more than 700 visit