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National Parks Traveler Podcast

Jun 13, 2021

Climate change is here and greatly impacting our weather and long-term climatic trends. In the Southwest, it’s having a tremendous impact on water resources across the Colorado River watershed.

Warming temperatures associated with climate change are affecting the Colorado River, and those impacts also are showing...


Jun 6, 2021

Go take a hike. Wouldn’t that be a great escape this weekend? Some of my most enjoyable hikes have been along the Appalachian Trail. That path was easy to reach when I was growing up in New Jersey. Now based in Utah, the A.T. is a distant aspiration. Much closer are both the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific...


May 30, 2021

The National Park Service could be seen as one of the country’s most science-focused agencies, as it deals with all sorts of "ologies" – biology, paleontology, archaeology, sociology, ecology, cetology, bioecology, and, in light of the popularity of dark night skies, even planetology. But is science properly guiding...


May 23, 2021

Kurt Repanshek and Joe Miczulski, whose friendship dates back more than 50 years, take time from their sea kayaking trip on Lake Powell at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to discuss the recent rush to public lands by Americans yearning to get outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic.


May 16, 2021

As glorious as Grand Canyon National Park is, the national park faces a number of significant issues. National Parks Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek, along with Special Projects Editor Patrick Cone and Jess Repanshek, Traveler’s sound recording engineer, headed to the park in late April to get a better sense of some...