Have you been to Yellowstone National Park in the summertime? If so, you know it’s a popular place to be. Summertime in Yellowstone means good weather, longer days, and pleasant temperatures. On the flip side, it also means crowded campgrounds, congested roadways, and lots of people. In contrast, the winter months in Yellowstone are peaceful, … Continue reading 5 Insider Tips to Visiting Yellowstone in the Winter
Located in the Northwestern part of New Mexico, there’s no denying that Aztec Ruins National Monument is a special place. But the name “Aztec Ruins” is a bit of a misnomer. Early white settlers to the region believed that the ruins had been populated by the Aztec people—the nearby town and the ruins were named … Continue reading A Winter Solstice Ritual You Need to Know About
Five weeks ago, a new national park joined the ranks of our National Park Service system: Camp Nelson National Monument in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The park, located about 20 miles south of Lexington in Jessamine County, commemorates the African American soldiers who resided at Camp Nelson during the Civil War. Originally established as a Union Army … Continue reading Introducing America’s Newest National Park: Camp Nelson
The day before Thanksgiving is a hectic day in America. Across the country, people are traveling, cooking, and making last minute trips to the grocery store. But as we busy ourselves preparing for tomorrow’s feast, we ought to take a moment of pause to ask ourselves—what does Thanksgiving mean to us? The answers are sure … Continue reading America’s Parks Reveal a Different Kind of Thanksgiving
In today’s current political climate, the midterm elections are as important as ever. And for national park advocates, voting can have an impact on the parks that we all enjoy.
A good friend of mine – and an incredible fly angler – once told me a story he called the evolution of the fly fisherman: When someone first learns to fish using a fly rod (and the same probably holds true of a spinning rod as well) they’re hell bent on catching a fish, no … Continue reading On and Off the Trail in Acadia: Brook Trout Fishing in Acadia National Park
Nearly everyone wants to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the National Parks at some point in their lives — the problem is when too many of us have the same idea at the same time. More than 300 million people visit the U.S. National Parks each year, and nothing can kill the buzz of … Continue reading 8 Ways to Avoid the Crowds at the National Parks