National Parks

Hikes and Trails in Arches National Park

One of the most scenic and otherworldly parks in the National Park System, Arches National Park contains more than 2,000 known natural arch …

Outdoors

Fly Fishing in Yellowstone: How One Veteran Found a New Life in the Outdoors

By Lindsey Robinson<p>Evan Bogart never wanted to sleep in a tent again. Between 2004-2011, he'd served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman and spent …

Outdoors

Scientists closing in on the dawn of plate tectonics

Yosemite Valley, with the world-famous granite monolith of El Capitan (L) and Half Dome (R), is seen in Yosemite National Park in California April 7, …

Geology

Secret Canyon Trail

The Secret Canyon Trail traverses the length of the Pine Creek Wilderness south and slightly west of Pine Valley in the Cleveland National Forest. …

Backpacking

Hurricane Irma mangled Florida's state, national parks

Hurricane Irma mangled Florida's national and state parks, turning places meant to be enjoyed into disaster zones that could take weeks or longer to …

Outdoors

This Week in Geographic History, September 25 – October 1

09/24/2017 · by alukacs119 · in Classroom Ideas, Main, Weekly Warm-Up. ·<p>Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan …

Outdoors

Forillon National Park gets special yarn colour for Canada's 150th

13 yarns were created for 13 national parks, one in every province and territory<p>The bright colours of Quebec's Forillon National Park are being …

Outdoors

Waterton forest will renew after wildfire, but it will take decades: Experts

Lockey Craig figures he’ll be long gone by the time Waterton Lakes National Park returns to its former beauty.

Yellowstone National Park

17 Incredible Places That Are Perfect For Traveling Solo

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Grand Canyon

An economist explains why a national monument with free admission is way more valuable than the uranium ore beneath it

The United States has an extensive system of amazing parks. From the Shenandoah National Park, close to where I grew up, to Sequoia National Park, where I am a trustee for Lost Soldier’s Cave, our national parks connect Americans to our remarkable landscapes and wilderness areas.<p>I have annual …

Outdoors

Will Trump Change the Way Presidents Approach National Monuments?

Since Theodore Roosevelt, administrations have designated land across the country, but never before have they scaled down sites to the extent proposed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.<p>In April, President Trump ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review more than two dozen national monuments, …

Politics

Trails and Hikes in the Petrified Forest National Park

An ancient forest preserved in stone in the middle of the desert, the Petrified Forest is a rugged and breathtaking landscape is a joy to discover no …

Outdoors

Do Confederate Monuments Belong in National Parks?

Removing statues of secessionist heroes may not be so easy<p>Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is a name synonymous with emancipation. In 1859, at the …

History

Hikes and Trails in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The centerpiece of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the volcano Kilauea, the world’s longest continuously erupting volcano. The lava has been …

Backpacking

National Parks Road Trip of a Lifetime

The greatest road on earth<p>Here’s something we can all agree on: This country deserves to have its very best places protected and enjoyed. That’s what …

Outdoors

11 Things You Didn’t Know about Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

From rolling foothills to immense forests to sheer granite peaks rising above lush meadows and broad lake basins, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National …

Backpacking

Why the Swarm of Earthquakes on Mount Rainier Are Making Many Nervous

by Charles MudedeBoom! Robert Sumner/Getty ImagesThe first earthquake on Mount Rainier ominously rumbled on September 11. There have been 23 …

Mount Rainier

State-by-State Guide to Fall Leaves

1 of 40<p>Alabama: Little River Canyon Nature Preserve<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 40<p>Alabama: Lookout Mountain Scenic Parkway<p>3 of 40<p>Arkansas: Scenic Byway …

Road Trips

Escape your cell phone at these beautiful places in the US | GrindTV.com

It is easy to feel overly checked-in these days. The constant thrumming of the news cycle, your friends’ every move on their Instagram stories — …

Outdoors

Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco region

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, saying increased oil and gas development has the potential to destroy parts of the landscape that could provide a …

Business

How a National Park Changed the Way I Shoot: Lessons From Yellowstone (Part 3)

I've never been one for collecting souvenirs, not even remotely. I have always much preferred to take some extra time to hunt down a few locations in …

Photography

Officials to decide fate of peninsula mountain goats

In 2010, a mountain goat in Olympic National Park gored a 63-year-old hiker and severed an artery. Then the goat stood over the bleeding man and …

Business

Democrats need Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton to get out of the way

Image 1of/2<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders’ swing through California and Hillary Clinton’s book tour underscore the Democrats’ problem in the …

Bernie Sanders

Rural communities can coexist with wolves. Here’s how.

Posted by Jeff on Sep 23, 2017 @ 6:33 am in Conservation | 0 comments | Last modified: September 22, 2017<p>Because wolves are prolific breeders and …

Backpacking

Radical GOP-led Bill Promotes Killing of America's Threatened Species

Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, with votes coming …

U.S. House

Old Creek Lodge

Review Summary<p>Pros<p>Central location close to downtown attractions<br>• Walking distance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park<br>• Large rooms with gas …

Hotels

Lawsuit filed to stop mining near Yellowstone in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of mining near Yellowstone National Park filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a decision by Montana environmental regulators to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park.<p>The Park County Environmental Council and Greater Yellowstone …

Business

Peak larch viewing season spurs 2-hour shuttle lineups in Banff National Park

Parks Canada says shuttles moving between 1,200 and 1,300 people a day to iconic Moraine Lake<p>As larch needles turn bright gold in the Rocky …

Canada

A military legacy loosens its grip on a landscape

Posted by Jeff on Sep 22, 2017 @ 4:53 pm in Conservation | 0 comments | Last modified: September 22, 2017<p>In 1942, the U.S. Army transformed a valley …

Backpacking

Walk the Moon Release High-Energy Single & Video, 'One Foot': Watch

Cincinnati-based pop rockers Walk the Moon have charged back from their self-imposed year-long hiatus with the high-energy single "One Foot," from …

Outdoors