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Thursday, August 9th, 2012

  • Yellowstone National Park's bison herds have grown by nearly 14 percent over 2011 numbers, with most of the animals found across the park's northern range.

    The park's summer bison surveys, conducted during three aerial counts, turned up a population of 4,230 bison, park officials announced Wednesday in a release.

  • Friends of Acadia has its annual benefit auction scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday.

  • Ahhhh, the good quizmeister must have eased back on the throttle last month, as we had 40 readers qualify to win a copy of Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail.

    To select the winner -- Park-o-Phile -- we again turned to the dart board at Traveler HQ.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

  • Melting snow on Mount Rainier has revealed a man's body at an elevation of about 8,000 feet, leading park officials to wonder if it might be of one of four climbers lost during a storm back in January.

    The body was spotted on Monday by a party coming down the mountain from Camp Muir.

  • This coming weekend will be the perfect time to be camping in the backcountry of a national park, or at least visiting a national park that doesn't suffer from light pollution.