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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.

Find Your Inner Adventurer With These Stunning Photos From America's Public Lands

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green

It's officially summer, season of beaches, iced coffee and, of course, the great outdoors. The Department of the Interior has been chronicling the ...

National Parks Get The Go-Ahead To Raise Entrance Fees

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel

If you're headed to a U.S. national park this fall, be sure to savor the last of the leaf peeping -- and what could be the last of the low admission p...

These Photos Prove That Yosemite Has Always Been Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel

It's not our oldest national park -- that title belongs to Yellowstone -- but it sure is pretty. Yosemite National Park, which was first protected ...

You Can Visit The National Parks For Free This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green

In honor of National Public Lands Day, on Saturday, Sept. 27, nearly every National Parks site in the U.S. will offer free admission to the public. ...

This National Park Is Larger Than Switzerland

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel

When it comes to U.S. national parks, everyone knows about Yellowstone and Yosemite. But we bet you've never heard of the national park that's larger ...

7 U.S. National Parks You Didn't Know You Needed To See

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel

(Photo: Getty Images) You know Yellowstone and Yosemite... but how much do you know about the America's 56 other National Parks? These lesser...

Washington Monument Reopening In May, According To Park Service

AP | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an ear...

Congress Says National Parks Are Important, Until They're Not

Ellis Richard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ellis Richard

Suddenly national parks were on every one's best friends list. While bipartisan agreement looks more like the Klingon Neutral Zone on most issues it looked like a field of dreams when it came to the country's national parks.

9 Reasons You Should Visit Sequoia National Park This Summer

Roadtrippers | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel

Sequoia National Park comprises over 631 square miles of mountainous peaks, old-growth forests, and breathtaking meadows. It's also home to five of the 10 largest trees on the planet! Here are nine reasons why you simply must visit Sequoia National Park this summer.

96 Years of Service

Neil Mulholland | Posted 10.23.2012 | DC
Neil Mulholland

As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service draws closer, the support of volunteers, philanthropists and private citizens will make the critical difference for our national parks.

Conservation Is Patriotic, Survey Finds

Posted 07.06.2012 | Green

By Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: There aren't many issues that can unite Republicans and Democrats in an election year, but a new natio...

America's 10 Best National Parks

Posted 05.29.2012 | Travel

Here at HuffPost Travel, we're big fans of America's National Parks. We've taken a look at obscure parks that are totally worth a visit, as well a...

Best Eats At America's National Parks

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel
The Daily Meal

Whether you're looking to get away from it all or your outdoor style leans more towards glamping, America's National Parks offer gastronomic delights with unparalleled vistas.

Free National Parks Day Coming Up

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- Another fee-free day is coming up at national parks. The more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees will waive admi...

Paul Brady

Photos: America's Most Deadly National Parks | Paul Brady | Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel

With the recent National Park death at Mount Rainier and an uncomfortably large number of drownings this season at Yosemite, it might seem that 2011 i...

5 Amazing National Parks Worth Discovering

AOL Travel News | Posted 06.16.2011 | Travel

From sea to shining sea, the celebration of National Parks Week kicks off Saturday. Sitting in a recliner watching the game on the weekend may be the ...

PHOTOS: Best National Parks To Visit In Winter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Sure, national parks are beautiful in the summer, but they can also be crowded (Yellowstone, after all, had record-breaking attendance this summer, n...

Free National Park Days Announced

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has officially announced the 2011 free days for all U.S. national parks, according to a Wednesday press release....

Entrepreneurs and Investors Will Make a Better World for All of Us

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If there was one common thing linking the entrepreneurs I met at the LeWeb Technology conference, it was that uplifting, optimistic feeling of individuals taking their passions and turning them into realities.

PHOTOS: 15 Under-The-Radar National Parks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Now that we know you can go to America's national parks for free on November 11th (Veterans Day), we investigated further and found there are quite a ...

National Park Week (PHOTOS): Celebrating The Beauty Of Our Parks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This week is not only all about Earth Day, but it's also National Park Week. From April 17-25, all national parks across the U.S. are offering free ad...

Ken Burns' National Parks: What's Your Favorite Rocky Mountain Park? (PHOTOS, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ken Burns has created yet another cinematic masterpiece with "National Parks: America's Best Idea" which chronicles the history of the United States n...

Mexican marijuana cartels sully US forests, parks

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — National forests and parks _ long popular with Mexican marijuana-growing cartels _ have become home to some of the most po...