The Latest News & Views

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

  • A solo backpacker along the Toklat River in Denali National Park and Preserve has been fatally mauled by a grizzly bear, according to park officials, who added that it is believed to be the first fatal mauling in the park's history.

    A wallet was found near the kill site, but park officials on Saturday were waiting to make positive identification of the victim

  • Is a campsite reservation system needed at Voyageurs National Park?

Friday, August 24th, 2012

  • The body of a 6-year-old boy who, along with his 10-year-old brother, was swept down the Merced River in Yosemite National Park on August 15, has been recovered.

    Park officials say the body of Jacob Adams was recovered Thursday.

  • When I first saw the "Hozuki" candle lantern from Snow Peak, I had two immediate thoughts: 1) Well that's pretty cool, and 2) But it's kinda big for backpacking.

  • Work to improve the safety of visitors traveling the Yellow Cliff Horse Trail and Salt Pine Trail in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Kentucky and Tennessee will require that the trails be closed to the public next week.

    Park Service crews are going to be installing stream crossing protection on the trails so as to improve water quality, en