Missteps in the Parks

Climber Dies In Accident In Grand Teton National Park

Three climbers stood helplessly near the roof of Grand Teton National Park as their friend tumbled 800 feet to his death. The quartet was crossing between the South Teton and Cloudveil Dome when the Montana man slipped on the snow and was unable to halt his slide with his ice axe.

Backcountry Volunteer Survives 100 Foot Fall While Canyoneering at Zion National Park

A 23-year old canyoneer is badly hurt after a botched rappel sent her tumbling 100 feet into Zion National Park’s Pine Creek Canyon.

Man Falls 250 Feet To His Death in Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park rangers were working Friday to recover the body of a young man who accidentally fell about 250 feet to his death from Yaki Point.

Salt Lake City Woman Injured During Descent From Grand Teton In Grand Teton National Park

A Salt Lake City woman had to be airlifted off the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park after breaking several bones while descending from the summit.

Fall Kills Woman in North Cascades National Park

A 50-year-old woman has died in North Cascades National Park from injuries sustained in a fall on Klawatti Peak. The woman's husband told authorities he nearly drowned crossing a river while trying to find help.

Air and Ground Search Under Way for Missing Backpackers in Denali National Park and Preserve

An air and ground search is under way in Denali National Park and Preserve for two backpackers missing in the Savage River drainage.

Day Hike Turns Fatal at Mount Rainier National Park

A day hike onto the flanks of Mount Rainier has turned fatal, with blizzard conditions killing one man and leaving two others stuck on the mountain.

GPS Unit Leads Couple Into Trouble Near Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Sometimes that GPS unit doesn't know that you can't get from here to there. A Pennsylvania couple learned that the hard way when they tried to take a backroad in southern Utah.

Fall Down Steep, Snow-covered Slope Kills Visitor to Rocky Mountain National Park

A Colorado man has died in a 500-foot fall down a steep, snow-covered slope in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Fallen Climber Rescued on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park

A solo climber who slid nearly 2,000 feet down a steep pitch on Mount McKinley has been rescued by Denali National Park mountaineering rangers. Rangers hoped to transfer the 44-year-old man from the mountain to a hospital once weather allowed.

Couple That Was Lost In Grand Canyon National Park Had Good Survival Plan

A couple that went missing for nearly a week in a rough and remote corner of Grand Canyon National Park survived by keeping their wits about them and waiting to be found after they realized they were lost.

Search Scaled Back for Climbers Missing On Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

After four days of overflights rangers in Denali National Park and Preserve are scaling back their search for two Japanese climbers missing on Mount McKinley.

Missing Couple Found in Grand Canyon National Park

A Salt Lake City couple that got turned around in a remote and rugged section of Grand Canyon National Park has been found. Park rangers plan to interview them today to find out exactly what happened.

Search on For Overdue Hikers In Grand Canyon National Park

A search is under way in Grand Canyon National Park for two Salt Lake City residents who are thought to have headed into the western portion of the park for a 45-mile backpacking trek.

Improving Weather Aids Search for Missing Climbers on Mount McKinley

Improving weather Monday was welcomed by National Park Service rangers searching for two overdue climbers on Cassin Ridge of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve.

Two Japanese Climbers Overdue on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park

A search is under way at Denali National Park and Preserve for two Japanese climbers who failed to descend from Mount McKinley on schedule. Poor weather has been hampering search efforts.

University Professor Missing in Canyonlands National Park

May is one of the more enjoyable months to visit Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah, but for a college professor from Minnesota a backcountry trek apparently has gone amiss.

Body Found Below South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park

Condors have led Grand Canyon National Park rangers to a body about 300 feet below the South Rim.

Rangers Rescue Skier Lost in Olympic National Park

After a night in the cold a skier who became lost in a blizzard in Olympic National Park was rescued Sunday afternoon by rangers who slogged through 3-4 feet of snow along Hurricane Ridge to reach him.

Missing Snowshoer's Body Found on Mount Rainier

The body of a 22-year-old Washington man killed in an avalanche on Mount Rainier National Park has been recovered.

Search Under Way for Missing Snowshoer On Mount Rainier

Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park have been working to find a 22-year-old Washington man who was swept down the mountain by an avalanche.

Falling Tree Kills Hiker in Rocky Mountain National Park

A 68-year-old hiker in Rocky Mountain National Park was killed in a freak accident when a tree fell on him.

4-Year-old Dies in Fall off South Rim of Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon near Mather Point; 'sbisson' via Flickr.
A 4-year-old girl has been killed in a fall from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Haleakala National Park Officials Institute Moratorium on Bike Tours

Haleakala Bike Tour; 'neofunkboy' via Flickr.
Officials at Haleakala National Park in Hawaii have decided, in the wake of the death of a woman last week, that more time is needed to review commercial biking tours in the park.

Freak Rockfall Kills Colorado Couple At Glen Canyon NRA

Boats on Lake Powell; 'lazytom' photo.
A freak rockfall at Glen Canyon National Monument has killed a Colorado couple that was vacationing on a pontoon boat on Lake Powell.

Fall Into Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Kills California Woman

Yellowstone National Park officials are trying to figure out how a 32-year-old Californian fell to her death into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone just north of Tower Falls. The accident was reported Friday night and rangers spent the night in the canyon with the woman's body.

Haleakala National Park Officials Call For Safety Summit For Bicyclists

In the past year, three bicyclists have died in Haleakala National Park while descending from the park's summit. The latest death, that of a 65-year-old Ohio woman, occurred earlier this week when she ran into a bicycle company's van.

Two Drown on Yellowstone's Shoshone Lake

Two elderly Idaho men who planned a three-day fishing trip on Yellowstone National Park's Shoshone Lake have drowned, apparently victims of waves kicked up by gusting winds.

Search Under Way in Rocky Mountain National Park for Fort Collins Couple

A search is under way for a Fort Collins, Colorado, couple that failed to return Sunday from an overnight backcountry trip in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Missing Hiker in Yosemite Found Dead

An 80-year-old hiker who's been missing in Yosemite since July 30 has been found dead.
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