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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

  • How much of a national park do you feel you need to see or understand to feel you've "done it"?

  • How vast is your national park knowledge? Each month the Traveler offers you a chance to prove your mettle with Mystery Spots and Mystery Photos. To further encourage your participation, we're going to start handing out prizes.

    Don't worry, these prizes won't be large enough that you'll have to declare your winnings on your tax return.

  • Editor's note: With nearly 400 units of the National Park System, one probably is close enough for you to visit in a day. But how should you organize those visits? The staff at Big Bend National Park put together the following primer for exploring their park.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

  • Shenandoah National Park displays so many different moods throughout the year, that it's hard to capture them all.

  • With another holiday weekend on tap, the folks at Mammoth Cave National Park are planning to offer some free cave tours on January 14, 15, and 16th.

    Superintendent Patrick Reed says the tours will be through the Mammoth Passage cave.

    “With 397 national parks throughout the country, most Americans live within a few hours of a park, making them places for eas