Trail Talk

The National Park Foundation Blog

Ever wonder about the best hikes, sites and activities in America's national parks? Are you unsure about where to plan your next park adventure or what you should pack? NPF's blog, Trail Talk, is a great place to find all the answers!

Trail Talk is your tool to share information from your park adventures and learn about the endless possibilities within these treasured places. We invite each of you to write about your experiences, share your tips and stories so that others can follow along. If you’re interested in joining the fun, submit your post to [email protected].

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013
    We often hear from National Park Foundation supporters who are leading individual efforts to support our important mission.  Recently, we were excited to hear from Melissa Antone and Matthew Jeffrey... more
  • Friday, April 05, 2013
    Dave Hubbard
    In the still-early days of the National Park Service right after World War II, those aspiring to have a “Permanent/Non-Seasonal” position within the NPS had to be creative because there was no way... more
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Angela Hearn
    As a National Park Foundation (NPF) team member for eight years, I’ve been fortunate to visit many of our national parks.  And while each park is special and spectacular in its own way, one of my... more
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Steven Gadecki
    When was the last time that you experienced something that left you in total amazement? During our family trip to Florida we took some time to head down and visit the Everglades National Park. This... more
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Anita Slomski
    A tiny derringer, hidden in the assassin’s pocket, felled the President and sealed the South’s fate. The bloodstained pillow that cushioned Abraham Lincoln’s head and the .44-caliber “pocket cannon... more
  • Tuesday, February 05, 2013
    From “I Heart Parks” gear to romantic park destinations, plan the perfect Valentine’s Day for the park lover in your life. Finding the perfect gift for your valentine can seem daunting, but the... more
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Steven Gadecki
    How does a family tradition start?  Over Thanksgiving weekend my family and I took advantage of the time off and headed out to Death Valley National Park for some exploring. This trip was going to... more
  • Friday, January 11, 2013
    Neil Mulholland, President & CEO
    Thank You! I am very excited to share that because of your support during our 45 Days of Giving campaign we reached our $450,000 year-end goal!  You made the Foundation’s 45th Anniversary one to... more