Sierra Nevada: How the West Won Us

Sierra Nevada Arch

Richard and Ellen Thane
February 23, 2012

For decades we’ve traveled California’s picturesque U.S. Highway 395 along the eastern Sierra Nevada, which is Spanish for “snowy range.” We have always been in a hurry to get from one end of the country to another. Sure the scenery was pretty but after stopping at Yosemite National Park and... Read more »

Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park: It Started with a Spark


Bert Gildart
February 20, 2012

In June 22, 1969, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River caught fire, sparking the creation of a national environmental celebration most of us recognize as Earth Day. But fire on the river prompted such a thorough cleanup of the Cuyahoga that the area was eventually elevated to national park status, meaning the area... Read more »

Meeting Up At Four Corners Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument Sipapu Bridge

Gary Wescott
February 15, 2012

If you’re traveling through the American Southwest, U.S. Highway 160 passes by an interesting point on the map. Four Corners Monument is the only place in the United States where four states (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado) come together, and you can even stand in all four at the same time. That’s... Read more »

RV Camping in Alaska’s Denali National Park

Denali National Park

November 21, 2011

Denali National Park was established in 1980 when the Mount McKinley National Park — established first in 1917 to protect Dall sheep — and Denali National Monument were combined into one park. Denali  is best known for its wide variety of wildlife and the 20,320′ tall Mount McKinley,... Read more »

National Parks to Waive Entrance Fees November 11 to 13, 2011

November 8, 2011

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service will commemorate Veterans Day by waiving entrance fees and holding special events from November 11 to 13. “America’s national parks have close ties to all those who have served, or are serving, in the military,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan... Read more »

Fee Free Days at National Parks Announced

National Parks Service Logo

October 4, 2011

National Parks Service Logo The National Park Service will waive fees over the Veterans Day Holiday weekend, November 11-13, 2011.   Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession, and fees collected... Read more »

Volcanic Legacy Land of Fire

Lassen Volcanic National Park

July 11, 2011

For more than 37 million years 20 major volcanoes and more than 4,000 volcanic vents have periodically erupted in the Pacific Northwest, belching fire and ash. Their pyroclastic flows and lahars spill across the land, building and forming the Cascade Mountain Range with its unique geological formations... Read more »

Solar-Powered Star-Spangled Banner Is Part of Flag Day Festivities

American Flag

June 10, 2011

On Flag Day, June 14, the National Park Service will hold several special events to commemorate the 234th anniversary of the adoption of the American flag. Visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia and see where it all began. Stand in the room where the founding fathers passed the Flag Act of 1777 and... Read more »

Beyond the Borders of Yellowstone

RVing near Yellowstone

June 9, 2011

Yellowstone. If you haven’t been there, it must be on your ultimate bucket list. If you have been, we’ll bet you already know what you missed last time, and filling in the gaps is no doubt in your plans. Where else can you find such abundant wildlife, spectacular colors and graphic displays of geothermal... Read more »

National Get Outdoors Day Events Set for June 11

National Get Outdoors Day

June 7, 2011

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell is encouraging kids and their families to reconnect with nature and have fun by participating in the 4th annual National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday, June 11. The event, known as “GO Day,” is an effort to attract new, diverse communities to outdoor activities... Read more »

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