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Thursday, February 9th, 2012

  • A windstorm that left areas of Devils Postpile National Monument littered with life-sized Pick-up Sticks could push back the spring opening of facilities and campgrounds in the monument.

    The storm, which swept the monument back in November, toppled trees throughout the Reds Meadow Valley.

  • In a move to get today's younger generations more involved in the outdoors, the National Park Trust is sponsoring a contest for kids to explain how best they can explore the outdoors and enjoy parks.

    The contest is part of the National Kids to Parks Day, a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by the Trust along with a host of partners, inc

  • Congratulations to Anon Out West, who successfully negotiated Traveler's January puzzlers to win a Ranger Doug retro national parks windshield sticker!

    Throughout the month's series of Mystery Spots and Mystery Photos, 17 readers successfully solved the puzzlers and were entered

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

  • Rangers continued Wednesday to look for a mountain lion that attacked a young boy in Big Bend National Park and which is thought to have aggressively approached a family out hiking the same day.

    “We’re still looking for the cat, but have not found it.

  • Last February we asked you whether tent camping is more romantic than staying at a lodge. With Valentine's Day again in the offing, we pose this related question: Where in the National Park System is the most romantic place to spend the most romantic day of the year with your spouse or significant other?