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].

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is supported by 26 marble columns. And one retired teacher. Richard Nickel may live in a town of only 2,158 people, but as a part of the National... more
  • Monday, October 19, 2015
    By:
    Hollis Bowe
    A Federal soldier. A 1920s Yard Worker. A Cherokee War Leader. A Sufragette. A Cowboy. A Nurse. What do these people have in common? All of them live in our national parks. The... more
  • Friday, October 16, 2015
    Spectacular sunrises weren’t the only thing on the #FindYourPark Expedition itinerary (but there were plenty of those too)! In this next installment from the #FYPx crew, they... more
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015
    Creature comforts often include a roof over your head, good eats, and great people. On this next installment from the #FindYourPark Expedition, we check in after the crew’s... more
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    Zion National Park is the result of erosion, sedimentary uplift, and Stephanie Shinmachi.  Members of the National Park Foundation community, like Stephanie, volunteer in parks... more
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    Over the weekend, the Find Your Park Expedition (#FYPx) participants gathered from different corners of the U.S. and hit the road to embark on a trip to two national parks in... more
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    By:
    Shandiin Tallman
    I would not be writing this piece if the National Park Foundation (NPF) had not funded an Active Trails program in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GLCA) in 2013. The Active... more
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015
    From announcing their selection as winners of the #FindYourPark Expedition, to getting outfitted for the adventure, to making the trek to Denver, #FYPx participants shared their... more
  • Friday, October 09, 2015
    By:
    Mellie Davis
    Hi, I’m Mellie and I love adventure, new experiences and I enjoy challenging myself. More than that I love challenging people’s assumptions about me and my abilities. The title... more
  • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    In September, the National Park Foundation was saddened to say goodbye to a longtime supporter and lover of the outdoors: Leon Gorman, former CEO and the Chairman Emeritus of L.L... more

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