Explore US Parks online

The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park, sunset on Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

Know the Rule of Three’s for Survival

Rule of Three

The Rule of Three’s is a helpful guide to prioritizing your plan in a survival situation, by spelling out the average time a person can survive without basic needs. (more…)

Travel tips for a vacation in Southcentral Alaska

Sunrise On Lake Clark In Lake Clark National Park, Southcentral, Alaska

The vast majority of Southcentral Alaska is on the road system so traveling by car in this region is common. If you drive to Alaska, first remember you will have to go through Canada to get here, so you will need a passport.  (more…)

Know when to S.T.O.P.

stop, think, observe, plan

At the height of the realization that you are lost in the wild, the hardest thing to do is to sit still. Hearts are racing, adrenaline is pumping, and with the urge to self preserve in the forefront of one’s mind, the last thing anyone wants to do in most cases is to sit still. Yet often times, it can be the best possible thing you can do. (more…)

Alaska Marine Parks

In 1983, the first Alaska marine park opened near Juneau as part of an international system extending from Washington through British Columbia to Alaska.

This system provides boat owners and water enthusiasts access to coastal environments with protected anchorages. The marine park system expanded in 1990 to include seven parks in the Prince William Sound and Resurrection Bay area. (more…)

Basic foundation of surviving in the wilderness

survival quote

Even if you’re not an avid camper or backcountry enthusiast, knowing how to survive in the wild is at the core of a survivalist’s mindset. Our survival instinct originated from our most primitive form’s need to navigate and overcome the harsh elements that Mother Nature can throw at us. (more…)

Winegar Hole Wilderness

Winegar Hole Wilderness Area

The Winegar Hole Wilderness was designated specifically to provide high quality habitat for the grizzly bear.The United States Congress designated the Winegar Hole Wilderness in 1984 and it now has a total of 10,715 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Wyoming and is managed by the Forest Service. (more…)

Teton Wilderness

Teton Wilderness

The Teton Wilderness Area lies to the west of the Great Divide. The land is dominated by timbered ridges, grassy slopes, and broad willow and sedge meadows with elevations from 7,000 feet to 9,675 feet. To the east of the Great Divide are high alpine plateaus broken by ridges and extensive mountain meadows with elevations from 8,000 feet to 12,165 feet (Younts Peak).The United States Congress designated the Teton Wilderness in 1964 and it now has a total of 585,238 acres. (more…)