National Parks

National Park Service Temporarily Ordered To Stop Tweeting: Reactions From Wildlife

<i>After retweeting a photo that unfavorably compared the attendance of Donald Trump’s inauguration with Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration,</i> <i>the National</i> …

Outdoors

Obama’s national monument designations were lawful, not land grabs

President Obama’s 2016 national monument designations have prompted Republican critics from Nevada to Maine to suggest that, under cover of the Antiquities Act of 1906, he exceeded his authority, orchestrating a massive federal land grab. These critics are ignoring the history and scope of the act …

Outdoors

How to Take a Toddler Backpacking Without Losing Your Mind

Photo by Rachel Sowards Thompson/Bureau of Land Management<p>There is little as joyful as falling into step with the rhythms of the trail. We establish …

Parenting

A breathtaking look at our national parks in winter

Winter wonderland<p>When the temperature drops and the snow falls, you can stay inside and snuggle under a blanket or you can head for the great …

Adventure Travel

The Hidden Room Behind Mount Rushmore

Sculptor Gutzon Borglum was responsible for the monument to four presidents carved into Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. The project took 14 years to …

Cool Stuff

Views from the border

Photos: Views from the border<p>The US-Mexico border spans 1,933 miles. It runs from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, across California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. President Trump's pledge to build a wall along the border was a key part of his campaign. He said this month that early …

Outdoors

Yellowstone webcam captures ‘family of six Bigfoot’ shuffling out from the trees

Bigfoot, the elusive woodland creature which only appears when people have really low-res cameras, has been spotted again.<p>But this time, it was seen …

UK News

Avalanche danger high across Colorado’s high country after round of weekend snowstorms

Avalanche danger across Colorado’s mountains is high Monday after a round of weekend snowstorms that is expected to make backcountry conditions …

Rocky Mountain National Park

Tinariwen share new song “Assawt” — listen

<i>Photo via Facebook</i><p>After being forced out of their native Mali by jihadi forces and human traffickers, the Tuareg musicians of Tinariwen found shelter …

Music

Trump Hiring Freeze Danger to Parks

Already shrinking workforce threatens parks’ protection and management.<p>WASHINGTON – Below is a statement by Theresa Pierno, President and CEO of …

Outdoors

Top 10 parks to visit in Kenya and Tanzania

Taking an African safari is a trip of a lifetime that many people only ever get to dream about. If you’re wishing to turn your dreams into a reality …

Adventure Travel

Best snowshoeing in Colorado: 5 hikes for beginners

Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post fileA trio of snowshoers make their way along the trail toward a 10th Mountain Division Hut outside of Leadville …

Trails

Who's closest to President Trump in the new White House?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Prime real estate in the Trump White House, hiccups and help in filling important jobs, making sure agencies know who is boss -- and a big question for the now former President Barack Obama. It's all part of the Inside Politics forecast.<p>1) Location, location, location<p>President …

Politics

Audience Size Matters: Trump Warns Media Over Inaugural Estimates, Touts Time Mag Covers

In his first full day as President, Donald Trump escalated his war with the media over their coverage of -- of all things -- his audience estimates. …

Donald Trump

Rangers rescue man lost in Rocky Mountain National Park

Authorities on Saturday rescued a 58-year-old man who spent a night lost in Rocky Mountain National Park.<p>Two skiers found the man, who lives in Grand …

Outdoors

Nielsen: 31 million viewers saw Trump’s swearing-in

NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.That audience total, …

Denver

7 Clearest Waters in the World, and Where to Find Them

Water so clear that it looks like glass seems like something out of a fairy tale, but nature has an uncanny habit of surpassing our wildest …

New Zealand

National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets

The National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama’s in …

Outdoors

Hundreds of thousands of women protest against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing pink, pointy-eared "pussyhats" to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women massed in the nation's capital and cities around the globe Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years.<p>"We …

Politics

After a brief ban for anti-Trump retweets, the U.S. National Parks Service is back on Twitter

The account says its retweets yesterday were “mistaken.”<p>Yesterday, someone with access to the official Twitter account for the U.S. National Parks service got the entire agency in hot water with newly inaugurated President Donald Trump.<p>Shortly after Trump was sworn in, the account retweeted two …

Outdoors

Trump admin tells National Park Service to halt tweets

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> After the National Park Service retweeted messages that negatively compared the crowd sizes at Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration to Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, representatives from the new administration asked the Interior Department's digital team to temporarily stop …

Outdoors

Women’s March Draws Thousands to Washington to Protest Trump - Bloomberg

Thousands of women gathered in Washington on Saturday for a protest march a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a signal of discontent …

Planned Parenthood

Local lawyers are offering free legal services to Trump inaugural protesters

In anticipation of wide-spread disturbances, several legal assistance organizations have announced they will provide free legal services to demonstrators arrested at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.<p>Friday’s inauguration is expected to generate significant protest activity, culminating …

Outdoors

Trump Shuts Down Interior Dept. Twitter After Image Embarrassed Him

You’ve probably already seen the side-by-side images of the 2009 Obama inauguration, with massive crowds extending as far as the eye could see, to …

Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Outdoor photography is a favorite with Shutterbug readers so this was a very competitive assignment. But we were looking for more than just your …

Photography

National Parks Service Owns Trump on Twitter One Last Time

President Trump’s administration apparently hasn’t gotten its hands on the National Parks Twitter account just yet, because the agency is retweeting …

Outdoors

National Park Service banned from tweeting after anti-Trump posts

UPDATE: The National Park Service's Twitter privileges have been suspended by its Washington support office, according to a report by Gizmodo.<p>According to an internal email obtained by Gizmodo, the National Park Service must "immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further …

Outdoors

How Will We Know Trump’s Inaugural Crowd Size?

It involves satellites and weather balloons.<p>On Friday, hundreds of thousands of people made their way to downtown Washington, D.C., to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump. The next day, thousands more will make the same journey for the Women’s March on Washington.<p>In the days following both …

Dystopia

On The Road: The Essence of the Image: It’s Not What You See, But What You Feel That Makes For Better Pictures

The September 25, 2016, issue of The New York Times Magazine was titled The Voyages Issue, and it featured an impressive collection of images. In the …

Photography

A Guide to the National Parks of Texas

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>If you’ve never driven through Texas—especially west on Interstate 10 from Austin to Marfa—you're …

Adventure Travel