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Saturday, June 16th, 2012

  • Four of five members of a Japanese team are presumed dead on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park after an avalanche swept over them as they descended the West Buttress.

    The avalanche hit about 2 a.m.

  • A section of Crater Rim Drive in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park that was closed in 2008 for safety reasons has reopened to the public--but only for foot traffic. The route provides an easy walk that offers excellent views of some of the park's key features.

Friday, June 15th, 2012

  • Find yourself in northwestern North Dakota this weekend and you should make plans to stop by Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site for the 30th Annual Rendezvous.

    The affair, which opened Thursday and runs through Sunday, will entertain you with tours of this recreated trading post, fur traders, and both trapper and Native American camps set up on the trading post grounds.

    You'll be

  • Legislation currently pending in the U.S.

  • Repairs should allow the reopening later this year of the entire North Unit Scenic Drive in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but until then you'll be limited to only about a 7-mile stretch of the drive.

    Fortunately, though, there's a nice hike or two you can take from trailheads along that open stretch, so don't write off a visit to this unit of the national