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].

  • Monday, February 29, 2016
    By:
    Will Shafroth
    This past December, I was saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and longtime lover of the outdoors and supporter of the public lands community: Doug Walker. Doug was... more
  • Friday, February 26, 2016
    For the past year and a half, Aidan Lynn-Klimenko and Madison Perrins have been living on the road. Last June, they loaded up and started a year-long journey to Peru, taking... more
  • Friday, February 26, 2016
    By:
    Michael Wigle
    “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” –Edgar Allen Poe Life is always... more
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016
    By:
    Rocío Lower
    Congratulations! You are the winner of an extra day in this remarkable centennial year of the National Park Service! Nearly every 4 years, you get a magical bonus of 24 hours... more
  • Monday, February 22, 2016
    By:
    Andrew Lin
    As the Find Your Park Expedition crew and I continued on to explore Mesa Verde National Park, we took in all sorts of stories.  Stories of indigenous people told through... more
  • Friday, February 19, 2016
    By:
    Hollis Bowe
    On February 19, 2016, Pullman National Monument celebrates its one-year anniversary! The park protects and preserves the incredible story of the Pullman Company, the Pullman... more
  • Thursday, February 18, 2016
    By:
    Rocío Lower
    “A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.” –Ansel Adams Renowned photographer Ansel Adams is undeniably among the great names associated with... more
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
    By:
    Rocío Lower
    The Centennial Project contest winners have been announced! More than 5,400 creative submissions were entered into The Centennial Project contest from late March to early... more
  • Friday, February 12, 2016
    By:
    Farah Anwar
    Imagine your local park blanketed in snow; its serene lakes frozen over. Did you know that some of your favorite winter activities including skiing, snowshoeing, and even hiking... more
  • Friday, February 12, 2016
    By:
    Rocío Lower
    Thanks to the ingenious idea of Parks and Recreation’s conservation icon Leslie Knope, the day before Valentine’s Day is now widely celebrated as Galentine’s Day.   via GIPHY... more

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