The National Park Service celebrates its centennial this year, even as it grapples with overcrowding, vandalism, lack of funding, and internal issues. I offer three books about the national parks that remind us why they are America’s best idea.
An aerial tram could transport lots of national park visitors to scenic alpine viewpoints. Ain’t gonna happen.
Mt. Baker is a notable exception to the hundreds of peaks inside the boundaries of North Cascades National Park. Why isn’t this iconic mountain part of the park? Turns out, there are some good reasons.
A summer of hiking Mount Rainier
A plaintive question on the trail leads to deeper considerations.