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National Parks Traveler Podcast

May 9, 2021

Yosemite National Park is one of the jewels in the crown of the National Park System. It has soaring walls of granite, feathery waterfalls, and high country that takes you into a transformative realm of nature.

This week podcast writer/producer and Yosemite first-timer Lynn Riddick -- along with her traveling companion...


May 2, 2021

There’s a lot to see in our national parks and historic sites, including some pretty interesting things underwater. Lynn Riddick takes a look at the Submerged Resources Center, the arm of the National Park Service that locates underwater resources – whether sunken ships or planes, old ranches or train tracks, coral...


Apr 25, 2021

Searching for the door that opened Westward Expansion? Find yourself at Fort Laramie National Historic Site in eastern Wyoming. 

The history to find across the historic site's grounds, its restored buildings, and in the surrounding countryside, is deeper than first glance might indicate. It's not just a military...


Apr 18, 2021

Fort Laramie National Historic Site is a rare, overlooked outpost in the National Park System. It's not the only 19th century fort in the system, but it is richly steeped in Western history, from the fur trappers and the cavalry to the Oregon Trail and the Pony Express. During a recent visit, Kurt Repanshek and...


Apr 11, 2021

It’s a sound you instantly recognize, and one you hope isn’t coming to your location. It’s the wailing siren of an ambulance responding to an emergency. In the National Park System during the height of summer, the sound can be very familiar. Kevin Grange, a seasonal paramedic in the parks, discusses his job. ...