Exploring Petrified Forest National Park and its best trail through the colorful, clay-like rock of the Painted Desert
The great parks of the American West face a crisis.
The problem is you and me, of course.
A visitor’s typical experience is often quite different than the sense of peace and renewal that was first imagined when these lands were stolen from the natives for a so-called greater good.
Our most treasured National Parks are abused more each day. The Park Service is busier than ever, but continues to be neglected in the federal budget. The idyllic paradise of refuges like Yosemite Valley, Zion’s Virgin River Gorge, and other hot spots are being crushed under the weight of rampant tourism. Park Service’s dual mission […]
On Sunday May 19th, the dining room at Grand Canyon’s venerable North Rim Lodge took on the appearance of a disaster shelter.
An unseasonable snowstorm caught hikers unprepared, and went on to knock out the North Rim’s electricity throughout the worst hours of the storm.
Has social media claimed another outdoor destination? Pennsylvania’s popular Glen Onoko waterfalls are now CLOSED to the public indefinitely. Visitors have been enjoying the falls for many lifetimes, but today this classic hike comes with a trespassing fine. Announced in mid-April of 2019, the site was officially closed on May 1st. The closure was first […]