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Monday, October 15th, 2012

  • Top National Park Service officials again have found themselves sued by conservation groups over one of their permitting decisions, this time in response to a decision to allow the expansion of a transmission corridor through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and two other units of the park system.

    The lawsuit was not unexpected, as the Park Service early this year was criticized

  • Wintry weather conditions have been making the search for two missing backpackers in Glacier National Park particularly difficult, both because of the cold and snow in general and because that snow could be covering up some clues.

    Sunday's search efforts failed to turn up any solid sign of the two missing men: Neal Peckens, from Virginia, and Jason Hiser, from Maryland.

  • Next time you intend to ride the Grand Canyon Railway to Grand Canyon National Park, be sure to check out the completely refurbished full-length dome car dubbed the "Fred Harvey."

    “Naming the car after Fred Harvey is a tribute to the legendary customer service standards est

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

  • A search has been ongoing in Glacier National Park for two backpackers who failed to catch their flight from Montana back to the East Coast as scheduled.

    Park officials say they were notified of the two overdue hikers when their families called on Friday to say the two men didn't return home as expected.

    It is believed that Neal Peckens, a 32-year-old Virginia resident, and Jason Hiser, also

  • “Foliage Picnic” Fever in Korea's National Parks

    Many places in the world find people hiking and motoring their way through great fall color, but only in Korea is the fall ritual specifically aimed at picnicking.