The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is close enough to Milford, Pennsylvania, to spend a day on its trails. And if I could walk there, so much the better.
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.
In the 1960s, the Forest Service tried hard to retain jurisdiction over Cascade Pass, but couldn’t overcome public opinion — and the President.
When four backpackers stumbled into an ancient cedar forest, they set in motion a victory for wilderness over economics.