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Nature Valley Trail View Adds Sequoia National Park To Virtual Hikes

Nature Valley Trail View Adds Sequoia National Park To Virtual Hikes Apr 26th, 2013 at 8:00AM: In March of last year, Nature Valley launched their Trail View website, giving deskbound outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to take a virtual hike through three of the most popular national parks in the U.S. The website employed technology similar to Google's Street View to give us the opportunity to explore more than 300 miles of trails in the Grand Canyon, Great Smokey Mountains and...

National Park Week Begins Tomorrow!

National Park Week Begins Tomorrow! Apr 19th, 2013 at 8:00AM: The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will kick off their annual spring celebration of the parks tomorrow, as National Park Week officially gets under way. The event will run from April 20-28 and will feature a number of special activities throughout the parks, including free entry Monday through Friday of next week. The national parks have long been favorite destinations...

Yellowstone Avoids Delayed Opening Thanks To Efforts Of Wyoming Town

Yellowstone Avoids Delayed Opening Thanks To Efforts Of Wyoming Town Mar 24th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Over the past month or so we've all heard stories about the impact of sequestration on America's national parks. Severe budget cuts, brought on by Congress' inability to come to a fiscal compromise, have resulted in a loss of services in a number of parks across the country. In order to operate within its revised budget, this year the National Park Service has been forced to close visitor centers,...

Go On Safari In Yellowstone And Grand Teton National Park

Go On Safari In Yellowstone And Grand Teton National Park Mar 16th, 2013 at 8:00AM: The thought of going on safari generally conjures up mental images of driving across the African savannah dressed in khaki and wearing a pith helmet while spotting elephants and lions. But did you know that it is possible to get a true safari experience in North America, without having to endure a very long trans-Atlantic flight? Luxury travel company The Clear Creek Group is now offering the...

Montana's Moonlight Basin Mixes Luxury And Winter Adventure

Montana's Moonlight Basin Mixes Luxury And Winter Adventure Feb 10th, 2013 at 8:00AM: If you're looking for an adventurous, not to mention luxurious, winter escape, it's tough to beat a visit to Moonlight Basin. Located in Big Sky, Montana, Moonlight is a beautiful and exclusive resort that offers guests world-class skiing, fine dining and a full-featured spa. The resort is a wonderful oasis of refinement in a spectacular mountain wilderness, and they're currently offering...

Yellowstone National Park Opens For Winter Season Tomorrow

Yellowstone National Park Opens For Winter Season Tomorrow Dec 14th, 2012 at 8:00AM: The National Park Service has announced that Yellowstone National Park will open for the winter season beginning tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. Visitors will be able to gain access to the park via the North, South and West Entrances and travel is allowed on interior roads via commercially operated snowcoaches or on guided snowmobile excursions. Also opening for the season starting tomorrow will be the...

Photo Of The Day: Buffalo In Yellowstone

Photo Of The Day: Buffalo In Yellowstone Nov 4th, 2012 at 8:00PM: Yellowstone National Park is among our country's most famous, and arguably most beautiful, natural wonders. In addition to dramatic scenery, the park is home to an impressive array of wildlife, including elk, wolves, bears and that most iconic of symbols from the American Plains: the buffalo. I love the lighting, the idyllic setting and most importantly, the herd of buffalo grazing in today's...

The Worst-Smelling Towns In America

The Worst-Smelling Towns In America Aug 1st, 2012 at 9:00AM: Last week, I was in Eureka, California, for a couple of days with my parents and brother's family. Despite the cute, historic downtown and an epic feast at the renown Samoa Cookhouse, our overwhelming impression of this coastal city is that it should be renamed "Eureeka," because it stinks – literally. The stench of ... bait fish? Fish meal or perhaps cat food processing enveloped our...

Canon Offers Free Photography Workshops In US National Parks

Canon Offers Free Photography Workshops In US National Parks Jul 21st, 2012 at 8:00AM: Camera manufacturer Canon has once again teamed up with the American Park Network to offer free photography and videography workshops in U.S. national parks. These workshops, which include video for the first time, will be available in a variety of locations and offer park visitors a chance to learn new skills, or hone existing ones, in some of the most photogenic environments on the planet. ...

Video: The Beautiful Sights And Sounds Of Yellowstone

Video: The Beautiful Sights And Sounds Of Yellowstone Jul 12th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Yellowstone National Park is one of the most beautiful locations in all of North America. Its lush forests, snow-capped peaks and unique geothermal activity make it a place that is unlike any other. Those amazing landscapes have been admired by visitors for more than 140 years, but now the park is being recognized for its amazing soundscapes as well. The video below gives us some great examples...

Photo Of The Day: Sunny Side Up

Photo Of The Day: Sunny Side Up Jul 7th, 2012 at 5:00PM: This Photo of the Day comes from Gadling Flickr pool member oilfighter who captured this image titled Sunny Side Up in Yellowstone National Park. Oilfighter tells us, "I've always wanted to see the Grand Prismatic Pool, so on my way up to Mammoth, I took a short, but extremely steep and slippery hike (I almost rolled down the hill on my way down) to look over midway geyser basin. The color...

Plenty Of Campsites Available In Yellowstone This Spring

Plenty Of Campsites Available In Yellowstone This Spring May 12th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Unlike last year when late season snows hampered travel, visitors to Yellowstone this spring will find plenty of campsites open and available. The park has 12 campgrounds sprinkled across its 2.2 million acres of wilderness and each of them offers a unique and affordable way to visit one of the most spectacular wildernesses in all of North America. Spring is the perfect time to visit...

New Mapquest Website Allows Visitors To Explore National Parks

New Mapquest Website Allows Visitors To Explore National Parks May 2nd, 2012 at 8:00AM: A new website, powered by MapQuest, is giving travelers a unique way to plan their next visit to America's National Parks. The site, which has launched in beta form, features detailed profiles on all 58 National Parks in the system and provides visitors with information on their history, available activities and much more. As you would expect, the site offers readers the ability to locate...

Celebrate National Park Week: 5 Luxe Places You Can 'Camp' Sans Tent

Celebrate National Park Week: 5 Luxe Places You Can 'Camp' Sans Tent Apr 24th, 2012 at 4:00PM: National Park Week has begun! Many travelers will be taking advantage of free access to our country's best national parks but, if they're anything like this writer, won't want to sleep in a tent after. So, instead of camping try "glamping" at some of these great hotels near national parks that let you enjoy nature without giving up your creature comfort – no camping required. ...

Video: Scenes From Greater Yellowstone

Apr 5th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding wilderness is one of the most beautiful destinations in all of North America no matter what time of year you visit. For outdoor lovers and adventure travelers it is an amazing place that deftly blends breathtaking views, exceptional wildlife encounters and crazy geothermal features that are unlike anything else on Earth. Last year cinematographer...

Nature Valley Trail View is 'street view' for national parks

Nature Valley Trail View is 'street view' for national parks Mar 10th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Earlier this week, Nature Valley launched a fun new website that delivers a Google Street View-like experience for hiking trails in some of America's most popular and iconic national parks. Dubbed Nature Valley Trail View, the new site allows hikers to explore over 300 miles of trail directly from their browser. Much like its counter-part from Google, Trail View actually puts us on the ground...

2012 opening dates for Yellowstone lodges announced

2012 opening dates for Yellowstone lodges announced Mar 4th, 2012 at 8:00AM: The opening dates for the lodges inside Yellowstone National Park were announced earlier this week giving travelers an opportunity to start booking their accommodations well in advance of any planned visits later this year. While largely shut down for the winter months, the park's historic and iconic lodges will open in stages throughout the spring in order to meet demand for the busy summer...

Yellowstone tops 3 million summer visitors for third straight year

Yellowstone tops 3 million summer visitors for third straight year Oct 11th, 2011 at 3:00PM: For the third straight year, Yellowstone National Park has seen more than 3 million visitors pass through its gates during the summer months alone. Those lofty numbers come despite a colder than normal start to the season and a host of unique PR challenges that could have easily discouraged travelers from visiting. Winter in the western U.S. was a long and cold one, with heavy snow lasting well...

Visit Yellowstone with Ken Burns this winter

Visit Yellowstone with Ken Burns this winter Sep 5th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Filmmaker Ken Burns and his longtime collaborator Dayton Duncan have partnered with travel company Tauck to create a series of classic travel itineraries based around his films. These trips, entitled Ken Burns American Journeys, offer travelers the opportunity to experience Civil War battlegrounds, jazz festivals, and, of course, national parks from the unique perspective of Burns himself. In...

Forest fires impact national parks

Forest fires impact national parks Aug 30th, 2011 at 9:00AM: While parts of the eastern United States continue to struggle with too much water in the wake of Hurricane Irene's passing, out west the dry conditions have led to forest fires that are having an impact on two of the nation's most popular national parks. Late last week, a fire sparked up on the edge of Yosemite National Park when a motor home caught fire. The blaze quickly spread to the...

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