Big Bend NP:
Scaling Chisos Mountains a challenge worth trying
BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK Reaching the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains is like breaking the surface of water. First you gasp for air, and then you marvel at the grandeur.
http://www.star-telegram.com/806/story/1114003.html

Misc Parks News:
Families Ask Bush to Seize Land Parcel for 9/11 Memorial
It has been more than seven years since 20-year-old Deora Bodley and 39 other passengers and crew died in the fiery crash of United Airlines Flight 93, their hijacked plane disintegrating in a grove of hemlock trees outside Shanksville, Pa.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/27/AR2008122701097.html?hpid=topnews


Small projects enriching S.F.'s Presidio
Thanks to a tactical retreat this month by Gap founder Don Fisher, there's now a chance to craft a large art museum that deserves to reside within San Francisco's historic Presidio.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/27/MNMJ14RFRF.DTL&type=science

Yellowstone NP:
Small earthquakes in Yellowstone
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Utah Seismograph Stations report a swarm of small earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=9585045

Zion NP:
Snow-frosted Zion Winter casts park under its magical spell
When morning temperatures hover around 20 degrees and even the Virgin River bottomlands are under a white blanket, with drifting snow and crunchy ice prompting the few drivers on the road to be extra-cautious, you know you are in Zion National Park at a special moment.
http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705273258,00.html