By Michael Lanza From Lookout Point, along the North Rim Trail in Yellowstone National Park, you gaze down hundreds of feet into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, with its crumbling walls of golden, gray, and cream-colored rock and patches of evergreens … Continue reading ?
By Michael Lanza A twisting gorge 277 miles long and averaging about 10 miles wide and a mile deep. A national park spanning more than 1.2 million acres. More than 100 named rapids on the Colorado River. The Vishnu Schist … Continue reading ?
By Michael Lanza On a bluebird autumn morning, I followed the North Rim Trail along the top of crumbling cliffs of golden rock dropping nearly a thousand feet into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, in Yellowstone National Park. I … Continue reading ?
Grand Canyon National Park (Flickr: Broderick Delaney) Featuring unique museums, luxurious family-friendly resorts and stunning examples of nature's beauty, it's no surprise that Arizona is a top travel destination for families. Whether your family is seeking outdoor adventures or quiet indoor activities, the Grand Canyon State fits the bill. Show More Summary
It's easy to think of distinct natural areas on land that matter to us- places like Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, or a favorite spot along the Appalachian Trail. But most of us don't think of our oceans in the same way; they're a mystery, vast and monolithic. Show More Summary
I recently traveled west from Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a group of family and friends to visit a number of national parks: Arches, Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Zion. We used Amtrak points (transferred from Chase Ultimate Rewards) to make...Show More Summary
A 21-year-old Australian man was killed by what was believed to be a lightning strike while hiking a popular trial at Grand Canyon National Park, a park official said on Monday. Jonathan Crowden of Alfredton had been hiking alone late...Show More Summary
The national park was in for a shock
What comes to mind when you think of national parks? Images of enchanting waterfalls at Yosemite, iconic geysers at Yellowstone or the enormity of the Grand Canyon? Or do you think of the statuesque presence of Lady Liberty, the powerful...Show More Summary
Last week, I travelled with family and friends to a number of national parks: Arches, Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Zion. We used Amtrak points (transferred from Chase Ultimate Rewards) to make the journey west from Ann Arbor, Michigan. ...Show More Summary
In the wake of the EPA mine water spill in Colorado a variety of groups are calling for rewriting the nation's mining laws and regulations. Kevin Dahl, Arizona program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association is quoted in today's Tucson newspaper as saying, “Five million people visit the Grand Canyon every year. Show More Summary
News and notes: An award redemption that will no longer be possible on 9/1, hilarious "1-star" reviews of Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and more awesome travel news
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. I’m endlessly fascinated by really, really bad reviews on sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc. More specifically: undeserved one-star reviews, especially at places like The Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park. Show More Summary
From the ‘Is Nothing Sacred?’ file: Researchers find levels of mercury and selenium exceeding wildlife toxicity thresholds in the beloved national park.
The National Park Service turns 99 this week, and in honor of its birthday, we all get a present: free admission to any national park of our choosing, from the Grand Canyon, to Yosemite, to Shenandoah. But our parks deserve a present,...Show More Summary
By Michael Lanza Backpacking in the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks. Hiking to Yosemite’s waterfalls (lead photo, above). Paddling the Everglades and sea kayaking Glacier Bay. Rock climbing in Joshua Tree, and cross-country … Continue reading ?
I don't know about you, but I love public parks. City parks for hiking, little league, and summer concerts. State parks for camping. National parks like the Grand Canyon to experience the awe of nature. Parks are some of our most precious public assets. Show More Summary
Regular readers of Adventure Journal might be forgiven for thinking that there are but three parks in the American national park system — Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon. This trio commands the lion’s share of media coverage, here and elsewhere, and not without reason. Yosemite was the first, Yellowstone is wild and stunning, and Grand […]
By Michael Lanza On a late-spring morning with plenty of snow still covering the ground at higher elevations, my friend Dave Simpson and I headed up into Garnet Canyon in Grand Teton National Park to attempt a climb of the Middle … Continue reading ?
Todd Himaka and his father, Gary Himaka, at the Grand Canyon Asian American and Pacific Islander month is held annually every May. According to a press release from the White House, during this month, "we honor the perseverance of those...Show More Summary