| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:06 AM
Hundreds more firefighters have been called in as a wildfire burning in Mt. Diablo State Park nearly doubled in size to 1,500 acres Monday.
Approximately 100 homes and other structures have been evacuated as a precaution as bulldozers and hand crews...
| Oct 19, 2013
With Halloween around the corner, it's fitting that this week's destination has a bit of the devil in its history.
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park (floridastateparks.org/devilsmillhopper), just a few miles northwest of Gainesville, is a 120-...
| Oct 24, 2013
There was no "misperception" about Patapsco Heritage Greenway. The Friends of Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway organization tried to create a Maryland Heritage Tourism Area by that name back in the 1990s. As I understand it, by 2000, numerous local...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Dave Hall didn’t think twice about posting a video he recorded of a fellow Boy Scout leader toppling an ancient rock formation in a Utah state park.
The mushroom-shaped rock – one of thousands in Goblin Valley State Park that have formed...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Of course it's disappointing if you were planning to visit a national park or Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown, which has closed top attractions, including the 19 Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo and the National Mall. It's even...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:40 PM
MONTEREY BAY, Calif. — Along Highway 1 between Marina and Seaside, it's all roller-coastering sand dunes and chaparral. There the road cuts across Ft. Ord, where soldiers trained for almost every war the U.S. Army waged in the 20th century, as...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:58 PM
This is the time of year when a golden glow begins to overtake Aberdeen. The leaves of the linden, ash and cottonwood turn yellow, catching the rays of the sun.
While some parts of the country brag about their brilliant red and orange foliage,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:29 PM
As the Mount Rushmore State, we have some work to do when our ode to fame is a victim of the current government shutdown. Mountains to move, if you will.
In all seriousness, not everyone knows how to take a joke, even though the Photoshopped image...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
We’re sorry, world. As you know, countless travelers from around the globe got shafted this week when U.S. elected officials, unable to compromise on a budget, closed down more than 400 national park system sites (and much of the federal government)...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
State parks and towns adjacent to Yosemite National Park have a message for Californians: We're open for business. The government shutdown of national parks, forests, memorials and monuments that began Tuesday inadvertently has driven folks away from...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:32 AM
A Kansas agency wants to clear up confusion about the effects of the federal shutdown on camping, fishing and other recreational activities around the state.
The Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism issued a statement Thursday pointing out...