The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

  • A visitor to Grand Canyon National Park fell approximately 600 feet to his death from the South Rim on Tuesday, according to park officials.

    The Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a visitor report of a man over the edge at Pipe Creek Vista located about one mile west of the junction of Desert View Drive and South Entrance Road.

    Park spokeswoman Shannan Marcak says that "wit

  • What you put between your foot and your boot when hiking, say, down the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, is just as important as the boot you slip your foot into. Which is why I wanted to update you with what's out there on the sock market.

  • How mild was this past winter in Utah? Mild enough that Cedar Breaks National Monument will be able to open its visitor services in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

    “It was a very mild winter and, for the first time in a number of years, we’ll be able to make our traditional Memorial Day weekend opening,” said Superintenent Paul Roelandt said.

  • Birders like to talk about how much we appreciate every bird, even the most common ones we see on the feeder every day, and that may well be true. But the rare birds - the ones that take some blood, sweat, and tears to find - those are the birds that get our hearts racing.

  • With hopes of raising money to further its efforts to gain access for biking trails, the International Mountain Bicycling Association is smearing the Traveler as the evil villian.

    Unfortunately, IMBA's PR machine is twisting the facts and casting aspersions.

    In a fund-raising e-letter it sent out to its membership, IMBA claims that "the National Parks Traveler website erroneous