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Full Moon Tours Take Visitors To Top Of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse At Night

Hear stories of keepers of old, view the working light up close, and catch a full moon’s reflection off the Atlantic Ocean from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse balcony. This summer, rangers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina will lead Full Moon Tours up 257 steps to the lantern room for a unique nighttime experience.

Shenandoah National Park Wildfire 60 Percent Contained; Superintendent Explains Tactics

Progress continued Monday to be made on knocking down the Rocky MTN Fire at Shenandoah National Park, with containment lines stretching around 60 percent of the fire. Just the same, the park's superintendent felt it necessary to explain the Park Service's approach to battling the blaze.

Glacier National Park Slowly Letting Go Of Winter

Memorial Day weekend is still weeks away, but winter slowly is releasing its grip on Glacier National Park in Montana, wherethe Many Glacier and Chief Mountain roads have been opened to vehicles for the summer. Visitors are welcome to drive the 8-mile Many Glacier Road as far as the Many Glacier Campground. The Swiftcurrent Nature Trail loop on the valley floor is open in its entirety with parking available at Grinnell Picnic area.

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