Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says he’s been trying to understand how our country works for thirty years. You never answer the question, says Burns. You deepen it. He expands on these questions and others in his new documentary series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.
All eyes seem to be on Washington, D.C., as Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. But, did you know that after the swearing-in ceremony, the inaugural parade, and all of those balls, President Obama and his family will move into a national park?
Every tax dollar spent on national parks resulted in more than $4 in visitor spending, according to the National Park Spending and Payroll Impacts report for 2007.
The Coleman 50 States in 50 Days Challenge allows kids to progress from one virtual highpoint to another…but only after engaging in outdoor physical activity for at least 60 minutes or by recording 10,000 steps in a day.
The National Park Service has developed a website to aid visitors with disabilities and special needs to find accessible trails, programs, activities, and other features at national park units nationwide.
A new record for the fastest ascent of America’s highpoints was set with a time of 45 days, 19 hours and 2 minutes.
Denver schoolteacher Mike Haugen will attempt to climb to the highest point of each of the 50 states in 50 days or less.
A conservation easement will allow the PCT to be relocated from the floor of the Mojave Desert to the crest of the Tehachapi Mountains.
On March 21, GoLite’s president and co-founder, Demetri Coupounas, began hiking the Appalachian Trail carrying more than 120 pounds.
Getting to the top of C Bluff Mountain is our next mission. From shore it looks steep, rocky, dense, though the Bates party made it to the summit, ultimately blazing a spur trail for the AT. Surely we can gain the ridge without too much trouble.