Rob Byers is senior local news editor for the Louisville Courier Journal, which is part of the USA TODAY Network. I scanned the face of the barren mountain for movement, my gaze trailing across its many
Zion National Park is having a moment. In 1919, the year it was created, just 1,814 stalwart souls visited the chiseled sandstone cliffs along a 15-mile-long canyon in remote southern Utah. The park was
A trip to a national park can make for a great fall vacation. In fact, it makes for a great vacation any time of the year. Of course, if you plan on going to some of the most popular national parks in
Trek through the rainforest, along the shoreline, and atop towering peaks. Western Washington State gets a lot of flack for "bad" weather, but the rain forests of Olympic National Park make it all worthwhile.
The seven isles of Dry Tortugas National Park cluster together like gemstones in the shimmering Gulf of Mexico waters, about 70 miles west of Key West. Only two of those islands—Garden Key and Loggerhead