There are, in just about every nook and cranny of the National Park System, wonders to behold. From glacier-veiled mountains and sizzling mudpots to underground lakes and rare artifacts of the nation's founding history, the park system is an invaluable trove of U.S. history and prehistory set against majestic, soaring landscapes. These incalculable treasures are what most come to mind when the centennial of the National Park Service is broached.
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My first partner in my first job with the National Park Service was a dark bay mare. I was extremely popular with the kids when I’d show up at the General Sherman Tree or Lodgepole Campground in Sequoia National Park riding Sweets. So you can imagine the shock and horror I felt last August when I learned that three NPS horses were on a feedlot in Colorado, waiting to be shipped to a slaughterhouse in Mexico.
Safety concerns for traffic on the Arlington Memorial Bridge within the George Washington Memorial Parkway led to closure Friday of two curbside lanes and four feet of adjoining sidewalks. National Park Service officials said the closures would remain in place until emergency repairs could be completed.
Olympic National Park’s Pyramid Peak Trail has reopened after a nearly six-month closure. The trail closed in late August 2104 because of unsafe conditions in a slide-prone area.
Denali National Park and Preserve officials are seeking bids for four contracts for providing mountaineering guide services in the park.
Exploring national parks on foot is a great way to pass the time, but learning about their background can be just as entertaining. And at Rocky Mountain National Park, some upcoming programs will look into the park's past.
A preview of winter blew into Glacier National Park on Tuesday and shut down a portion of the Going-to-the-Sun Road due to hazardous driving conditions.
Two trails have been added at Acadia National Park, where the additions make it easier for campers in the Blackwoods Campground to explore parts of the park without driving.
Dude, if you value your National Park Service job, don't toke up, not even in Washington state or Colorado, where the adults 21 and older can light up legally.