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The End of "Awesome"

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
A.J. Condeelis

This is long overdue. I hoped the problem would go away, but it only seems to be getting worse. It is a slow lingering drawn-out death. The word "awesome" used to mean something.

See Stunning Grand Canyon Footage From The Edge Of Space

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science

A GoPro camera lost after being launched in a weather balloon two years ago has been recovered, and it has some incredible footage of the Gr...

The Forgotten History Of 'Violent Displacement' That Helped Create The National Parks

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

Tuesday marked the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service, perhaps the most-loved division of the federal government. For many Americans, excu...

Nature's: It's All Over Me

Marion Leary | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Marion Leary

This was not a vacation for the faint of heart, this was a vacation of extremes -- extreme temperatures as the Colorado River, starting just below the Glen Canyon dam, was a chilly 46 degrees F.

Creationism in the Grand Canyon, Part 1

Steven Newton | Posted 07.30.2015 | Education
Steven Newton

Now that our national parks have reopened, it is worth investigating how these parks fit into the creation/evolution issue. I'm going to address this in a series of posts about how creationists use our natural heritage to promote their anti-science agenda.

There and Back Again, Grand Canyon Edition

Steven Newton | Posted 07.29.2015 | Education
Steven Newton

Josh Rosenau and I have just returned from NCSE's annual rafting trip down the Colorado River and through the spectacular geology and biology of Grand Canyon. Our two motorized boats were packed with an eclectic mix of scientists, teachers, NCSE members, and people who wanted the ultimate experience in Grand Canyon in the company of those who love science.

Incredible Photo Captures Grand Canyon Lightning Strike

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green

"I was REALLY close to the storm," photographer Evan Halleck says, describing how he captured this striking image of lightning bolts dancing in the sk...

10 Secret Spots In America's Top National Parks

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

Short of visiting in winter and hiking deep into the backcountry, the parks' popularity can make it tricky to find your own slice of solitude. Tricky, but not impossible. Here are 10 scenic spots you can have all to yourself.

A Grand Finale

Michael Brune | Posted 06.26.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Here's a Brune family road trip tip: Good things often wait at the end of dirt roads. In this case, after a bumpy 13-mile drive on national forest roads, we reached the highest point on Arizona's Kaibab Plateau, a spot called Marble Viewpoint.

An American Road Trip Off the Beaten Path

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Bibbi Abruzzini

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road. I woke up in a hotel room in Las Vegas, the ...

Lost and Confounded Until HIker Finds Missing Plane

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science
Christine Negroni

What forces of fate allow thousands of people to cross the same terrain without seeing the crashed airplane that John Weisheit discovered on May 20th?

Sons And Grandsons Help Paralyzed Man Hike The Grand Canyon

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty

Ten years ago, Bob Headings knew his life would never be the same after a devastating fall off a ladder left him paralyzed. "That ladder shifted, I lo...

Divide Deepens Over Planned Development Near Grand Canyon

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

By Laura Zuckerman June 12 (Reuters) - A plan for shops, restaurants, hotels and thousands of homes near the Grand Canyon's celebrated...

Running 50 Miles Across the Grand Canyon

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Unfortunately with the development of engineering and technology, we are losing our love and the ability for running. Running is easy and fun. Start small. Aim for a 5K in two or three months. Increase your mileage gradually.

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Michael Sainato

These sites tell some of the stories, struggles and accomplishments of these groups that have enriched the history of the United States and endeavored a brighter future for the next generations.

Buckets Are for Filling Up, Not Kicking Over

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Thebarge

What if we rethought the idea of bucket lists? What if, instead of filling up a bucket with experiences and memories and then kicking that bucket over shortly afterwards as we're dying... what if we fill up buckets to carry with us as we're living?

Buckets Are For Filling Up, Not Kicking Over

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Sarah Thebarge

I'm writing this post at 35,000 feet on a flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles. I just saw the Grand Canyon for the first time in my life!

Don't Niagara Falls (the) Grand Canyon

Peter Getty | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green
Peter Getty

I recently got back from a lengthy trip down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon (it is somewhat frowned on by experts to call it the Grand Canyon...

Encouraging Diversity in the National Parks

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.27.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Sainato

Attendance to the National Parks reached a record-breaking 292.8 million visits in 2014. Despite the increase in popularity, African Americans continue to be one of the most underrepresented visitor demographics in the parks.

Meditation Myth Number 3: 'I Need a Mantra'

Dean Sluyter | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

Mantras are one such vehicle -- but only one. They're soothing sounds that are psycho-acoustically suited to this settling process.

Top 5 Creationist Claims About Grand Canyon: The Great Unconformity Was Caused By Noah's Flood, Part 1

Steven Newton | Posted 06.14.2015 | Education
Steven Newton

While geologists have explanations for unconformities, and have worked out in detail much of the story of how Grand Canyon formed, creationists have a very different take on the Great Unconformity.

Going to Vegas? Don't Miss the Grand Canyon

Travelzoo | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel

Grand Canyon West is not a part of the Grand Canyon National Park -- it's run by the Hualapai American Indian Reservation. For the ease and stunning views it offered, plus the easy proximity from Vegas, it was a great option for our first visit.

More Than the Internet: Net Neutrality Vote Will Determine Whether Americans Are Citizens First or Consumers First

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When President Teddy Roosevelt preserved the Grand Canyon from exploitation by mining interests, and when President Obama did the same for Bristol Bay in Alaska, what was really at stake is whether we are citizens first, with a heritage to preserve, or just consumers and commercial interests.

Grand Canyon Filled With Clouds In Rare Weather Event

AP | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below ...

Toward Securing a Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument

Dan Chu | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Dan Chu

This is a guest column by Marni McKinney, vice chair of the Sierra Club Foundation Board of Directors. This past September, I had the pleasure of joi...