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Friday, July 20th, 2012

  • Right out of the box, the Firehole 300 cookstove from Primus looks pretty impressive: It has a handy handle, the powder-coated aluminum is shiny silver on top, bright red on the bottom, and the case conceals a flexible fuel line in its base.

    But sometimes looks can be deceiving.

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    The Ranger III has been outfitted with a ballast treatment system to thwart invasive species. NPS photo.

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

  • In less than two days crews at Glacier National Park removed tons of rock and mud from the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which reopened end-to-end Thursday afternoon.

    Park officials reported that all 50 miles of the highly scenic byway reopened to all vehicle travel right around 2:30 p.m.

  • The body of a hiker missing in Theodore Roosevelt National Park since Sunday has been found.

    Dan Olszewski, 48, of Midlothian, Virginia, had gone out for a day hike on Sunday. He was reported missing Monday morning by his employer.

    Park officials say the man's body was found off of the Maah Dah Hey Trail in the southwestern part of the park’s South Unit.

  • Relocating a stretch of road, adding some recreational amenities, and moving some structures out of the flood plain are key components of the final Stehekin River Corridor Plan approved at North Cascades National Park in Washington state.

    The plan has been several years in the making.