New Guide Looks At Climate Change At National Parks In Alaska

A new guide that describes climate change in Alaska’s national parks seeks to engage both state residents and the parks’ two million annual visitors.

Doggy Daycare Near Popular National Parks: Five Great National Park Destinations To Visit With Dogs

If you and your dog are inseparable, don't let the National Park System's pet rules stop you from taking a dog-centric vacation to our national treasures. A growing assortment of pet sitters, upscale boarding facilities and dog-friendly people hotels are making it possible for pets and humans to have unforgettable adventures in and around popular national parks.

"Paddling Protection Act" Raises Debate Over Wilderness Travel In Yellowstone National Park

Threading through the backcountry, and frontcountry, of Yellowstone National Park are creeks and streams fueled by springs and snowmelt, some only several feet across, some dozens of feet wide. More than 300 topple over waterfalls at least 15 feet high, while others meander placidly through the Lamar and Hayden valleys.

Natural Quiet In Denali National Park

How quiet is nature? It can be deafening. The following video segment from an upcoming film about silence drives that point home during a visit to Denali National Park in Alaska.

Denali National Park Officials Looking To Widen Pullout At Government Hill

Great photo spots in the national parks often tend to lead to wide, crowded spots in the road if there's not an overlook already established or the one that exists is too small. At Denali National Park in Alaska, officials are working to "uncrowd" one such spot and make it safer for you to pull over, enjoy the view, and snap a few photos.

Key Concessions Contracts Up At Yosemite National Park, Along Blue Ridge Parkway

The coming months could tell whether Xanterra Parks & Resorts and Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts are both still in an acquisition mode, or will look to stand pat, as concessions opportunities are weighed in Yosemite National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Creature Feature: Wandering Wolverines

Is that a black bear cub? A badger? No, it’s a wolverine! Wolverines have distinct color patterns on their face, neck and chest making each individual animal unique, and are referred to as “skunk bears” by the Blackfeet Indians. Though their appearance leads most to believe them to be a relative of bears, they are the largest members of the weasel (mustelidae) family that exclusively live on land.

Death Can Lead To The Dissolution Of Wolf Packs In Denali National Park

Life can be hard for the integrity of a wolf pack, particularly when one of the alpha animals dies, according to studies at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

More Than 100 Evacuated From Backcountry Lodge At Denali National Park In Face Of Flooding

A storm event that sent floodwaters and rockfalls across the Denali Park Road also has led to the evacuation of 103 guests and employees from a lodge in Denali National Park in Alaska.

Heavy Rains, Flooding Close Denali Park Road In Denali National Park

Torrential rains, and the flooding and rockfall they produced, have forced closure of the Denali Park Road beyond the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park in Alaska.

Traveler's View: National Parks Are Boring, Outside Magazine? Really???

Did you hear the news? National parks, those wondrous and scenic expanses of Nature's eye candy, those wild and rumpled landscapes that test your skills and will kill you if you're not careful and prepared, or maybe just in the wrong place at the wrong time, are boring. They've been transformed -- or, perhaps, kept since their creation -- as "drive-through museums."

Subsistence-Collection Regs To Be Developed For National Park Lands In Alaska

Regulations will be developed for gathering of "wild, renewable resources" on national park lands in Alaska where it is allowed.

Climber Dies While Descending Through A Storm On Mount McKinley At Denali National Park

Stormy weather that forced two climbers to hunker down on Denali Pass on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park played a role in the death of a Washington state woman who died in a fall of about 1,000 feet, park officials reported Friday.

May 1 Marks Opening For Applications For Denali Park Road Lottery

If you're planning to visit Denali National Park in Alaska this fall, you just might want to get an application in for the Denali Park Road Lottery. Winners of these treasured permits are allowed to drive the length of the road on one day in September.

Denali Park Road To Open To Mile 30 Today

A mild winter and spring are helping crews at Denali National Park clear snow and ice off the Denali Park Road, which was scheduled to open to Mile 30 today.

Fish In National Parks From Alaska To Colorado Have Unhealthy Mercury Levels

Timing often is happenstance, but with Earth Day arriving next week, word of high mercury levels in fish in national parks from Alaska to Colorado is particularly sobering. In some cases, the levels exceed limits OKed for human consumption.

Unseasonably Mild Weather Ends Snowmobile Travel In Parts Of Denali National Park

The unseasonable weather that has stricken the Sierras in California is also impacting Alaska, where warm, rainy weather has brought an end to snowmobiling for traditional activities in parts of Denali National Park and Preserve.
Denali National Park: The Complete Guide to the Mountain, Wildlife, and Year-Round Outdoor Activities Winter is the time for dreaming, and planning, the following summer's vacation, which makes Bill Sherwonit's book on Denali National Park a good resource to turn to.

Denali National Park Visitors Seeing Fewer Wolves Along Park Road, Possibly Due To Increased Hunting

A precipitous drop in wolf viewing opportunities for Denali National Park visitors is being attributed to increased hunting of the predators on lands next to the park, though Park Service personnel haven't publicly voiced that connection.

Geologists Continue To Study Cause Behind Massive Denali National Park Landslide

Geologists are continuing to search for the cause behind a massive landslide at Denali National Park and Preserve that blocked the park road near Mile 38.

Massive Landslide Closes Denali Park Road At Mile 37 In Denali National Park

A massive landslide has closed the Denali Park Road at Mile 37, covering the road with an estimated 30,000 yards of material that will take crews days to remove.

Young Sled Dogs Get Their Feet Wet At Denali National Park And Preserve

Three of the newest members of the NPS crew at Denali National Park and Preserve are named Prusik, Munter and Clove, and we reported on the birth of the three sled dog pups earlier this summer on the Traveler. The young dogs are doing great and as part of their training, they joined their mom and a ranger in a little exercise that literally let them get their feet wet.

Alaska National Parks Helping Inventory Permafrost To Monitor Climate Change

In Alaska, where about 80 percent of the landscape has been identified as being permafrost, National Park Service scientists are working with several partners to inventory those lands to better monitor climate-change impacts.

Around The Parks: Lodging At Glacier Bay, Personal Hygiene On Mount McKinley, Explosives At Assateague Island

A scan of news from across the National Park System shows a need for a new lodging concessions at Glacier Bay National Park, a problem with personal hygiene on Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, and an explosive situation at Assateague Island National Seashore.

Lodging Specials Coming For Denali National Park Visitors

If winter really is on the run, additional lodging will be available for visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve on May 31.

You're Invited To Help Denali National Park Staff Maintain Trails

Want to know what it takes to provide trails for visitors in Denali National Park? Come join the Denali trail crew on Saturday, June 1, and celebrate National Trails Day by helping with annual maintenance activities on the Mount Healy Overlook Trail.

German Climber Dies Of Heart Attack On Mount McKinley In Denali National Park

A 59-year-old German mountaineer suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at the 13,500-foot level of Mt. McKinley this past Sunday night, Denali National Park officials reported Tuesday.

Secret Sleeps, Tips For Snagging A National Park Campsite This Summer

There is nothing as traditional as camping out in the national parks for summer vacation. Reserving a campsite on www.recreation.gov can lock in a site long before you hit the road, but sometimes you just don’t get around to doing that. So what to do?

New Tour At Denali National Park Designed To Pack A Lot Into A Little Time

Denali National Park and Preserve is a huge landscape, covering more than 6 million acres. Not surprisingly, this size can be daunting when it comes to planning a trip to the Alaskan park. A new tour debuting this summer could help you get the most out of your visit.
Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods In Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, Christine Byl recalls long days of working on trails in Glacier and Denali national parks. She clears brush, digging ditches, building bridges, cleaning up after forest fires, and blasting snow. An inside look on what it takes to make trails accessible to hikers.