[i]Editor's note: Ruffin Prevost, long a reporter who covered Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for newspapers, now oversees a blog dedicated to those parks: Yellowstone Gate.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
With black bears in Dinosaur National Monument working to put on pounds for the winter, monument officials have moved to close two backcountry campsites to prevent human encounters with the hungry bruins.
Dinosaur Superintendent Mary Risser said the two campsites are at Ely Creek along the Jones Hole Trail.
“In an effort to reduce interactions between peopl
A search was under way in Olympic National Park on Wednesday for a backpacker who failed to return from a three-day hike.
Tim Bailey, 32, of Mountlake Terrace, Washington, was supposed to return home Sunday, park officials said in a release.