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Friday, September 30th, 2011

  • Every now and then a little work is needed to maintain trails in the national parks, and at Yellowstone National Park officials have a need to replace a section of trail connecting the Upper Geyser Basin near Old Faithful to Biscuit Basin.

    The project as currently designed would replace a portion of causeway trail t

  • Perhaps it comes with age, or inadequate sleeping pads, but in recent years I've often found myself shivering through the night during fall backpacking treks.

  • A regimented deer hunt will begin next week in Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, where white-tailed deer would overrun the units if left alone, according to park officials.

    Park officials plan to reduce the deer herds in the two units beginning in October and lasting

  • [i]Editor's note: It was long in coming, but the official ceremony marking the dismantling of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams at Olympic National Park was decidedly short. But the future for the river and its watershed will be revolutionary.

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

  • A Montana man who abandoned his climbing companion in Grand Teton National Park, thinking rangers would rescue his friend, has been cited for disorderly conduct, the park announced Thursday.

    Dave Shade, 33, of Missoula, was cited because he assumed a rescue would occur and left his partner, taking their only climbi