National Parks and Public Lands Articles

Park People Share Their Favorite Hidden Gems in our Public Lands

Welcome to the inaugural post of my new fortnightly series called: Park People. This series will feature topical submissions by outdoor recreation and public lands bloggers in my online networks. The goal of "Park People" is to share enjoyment of our public lands in...

Weekly Roundup: National Park Shirts with a Purpose

Over the last year or so I have been working to sort and donate the majority of my wardrobe. I have WAY TOO MANY articles of clothing that I never wore. At the end of this process, I ended up with a solid capsule wardrobe for work and barely any casual clothes. Don't...

The Old Guard Performs at the Fort McHenry Military Tattoo

Last year we attended a special military tattoo at Fort McHenry in Maryland in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. I had read about the military tattoo at Fort McHenry while research DC-area Fourth of July activities. As this was also our first visit...

A 3-Bear Sighting at Ivy Creek Overlook in Shenandoah National Park

On our recent sunrise viewing trip, we had an opportunity to do some bear viewing at Ivy Creek Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. A bear sighting in the park is not guaranteed and we frequently do not see them on our trips. This time, however, we had an awesome...