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Read What Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, And Others Have To Say About The Traveler

National Parks Traveler is about community, the broad, expansive, and inclusive national parks community. That is a key driver behind the web site and a factor in why we've transitioned the Traveler to a nonprofit organization. It has a mission and role to play long after the current staff retires, as Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, and others drive home with their views of the Traveler.
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Backlog Of Deferred Maintenance In National Park System Takes Roughly $600 Million Drop

Year after year after year, the dollars attached to the deferred maintenance across the National Park System continued a slow, but steady, upward march. Until 2016, when the National Park Service was actually able to slice roughly $600 million off the total, dropping it to $11.3 billion.
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3 Days In Heaven

Known as the “Crown of the Continent,” I prefer to think of Glacier National Park as the Crown Jewel of the National Park System. I was born 24 miles away from this setting of pine-, cedar-, and fir-fragrant forests, rugged mountains, glacial U-shaped valleys, abundant wildlife, flower-filled fields, pristine lakes and trail choices suitable for all walks of life.
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Celebrate National Trails Day® At Shenandoah National Park

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 3. In partnership with Shenandoah National Park, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club invites new hikers and experienced backpackers to learn new trail skills at PATC Trail Patrol’s “Beyond the Trailhead” event at Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51 on Skyline Drive) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come join guided hikes and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day.
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New Totem Poles Raised At Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve

The serene shores of Glacier Bay have become even more meaningful with the raising of two spectacular Tlingit totem poles in Bartlett Cove. In a heartwarming day of friendship and collaboration, the Hoonah Indian Association and the National Park Service joined together in the spirit of Woosh ji.een and raised the 20-foot, 2,000-pound red cedar totems into place. Elaborate carvings on the Eagle and Raven poles were designed by HIA to represent the various clans associated with Hoonah and Glacier Bay homeland.
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