Yosemite National Park »

By 2018, High-Speed Internet Service Will Be in Every National Park

By 2018, High-Speed Internet Service Will Be in Every National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 2, 2016 13

This year, the National Park Service (NPS) is celebrating its centennial, and there are numerous plans and scheduled activities to encourage more Americans to discover and explore their national parks. But one future plan is

Read More »
Bears Are Outsmarting Us, and It Might Kill Them

Bears Are Outsmarting Us, and It Might Kill Them

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 15, 2015 7

We all love our national parks. They are our places of solace and refuge; of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. They afford us the chance to get close to what’s left of what is

Read More »
One Bear’s Bad, Last Human Encounter

One Bear’s Bad, Last Human Encounter

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 9, 2015 17

Almost a year ago, in July 2014, Washington state experienced the worst string of wildfires ever in its history. The first fire began on July 8 near the Entiat River. Then, on July 14,

Read More »
Travel Tale: Glacier National Park and the Promise of a Highway

Travel Tale: Glacier National Park and the Promise of a Highway

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 12, 2015 10

Before I took my first trip to Glacier National Park, I had pretty high expectations for one of its most famous features, Going-to-the-Sun Road. I would think that a highway with a name like

Read More »
National Parks Poster Project: Q & A with Artist Rob Decker

National Parks Poster Project: Q & A with Artist Rob Decker

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 28, 2014 11

A photographer and graphic artist living in Nederland, Colorado, Rob Decker is currently working on creating WPA-style posters for all fifty-nine of our national parks. He hopes to have them completed by the National

Read More »
Smokey Bear: Overachiever or Climate Change Clairvoyant?

Smokey Bear: Overachiever or Climate Change Clairvoyant?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 12, 2014 5

Smokey Bear turned seventy years old this past Saturday, August 9, 2014. I feel a special kinship with the old bruin and forest-fire-prevention representative for two reasons: 1) he has a unique tie to

Read More »