Bosque National Park (Note, really Bosque related)
Out'n'About: Mesilla Valley's newest state park a welcome retreat
Looking to explore a little of southwestern paradise in an effort to diminish those extra holiday pounds or relieve the stress of hectic New Year's Eve shindig planning? Look no further than the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. Pay $5 per carload at the entrance and have a plethora of activities involving the great outdoors at your fingertips.

Misc. National Park News:
New Park Police Chief Is Named
The National Park Service has named veteran officer Sal Lauro as the chief of the U.S. Park Police, officials said yesterday.

Olympic NP:
Wash. tribe seek to move away from flooding danger
HOH INDIAN RESERVATION, Wash. (AP) Flooding used to be a problem every five or 10 years for the tiny Hoh Indian Reservation. These days it's an annual event.
Sandbags permanently surround the tribal center and many homes because the nearby Hoh River has meandered dangerously closer over time. Meanwhile, most of the 443-acre reservation is less than 40 feet above sea level, and could be devastated by a major tsunami.

Rocky Mountain NP:
2 Minnesota snowmobilers, lost on Colorado trail, rescued
A text message from two Minnesota snowmobilers who became lost and stranded for 15 hours in a frigid Colorado wilderness overnight helped rescuers find them Wednesday afternoon.

Virgin Islands NP:
Escape to the tropical beaches of U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands beckon with tropical beaches and no passport required.
Don't just sit there. Pick a destination and plan a vacation, maybe to someplace a little exotic, where national parks come with tropical beaches, and boats rather than big RVs are a common mode of transportation.