Fish In National Parks From Alaska To Colorado Have Unhealthy Mercury Levels

Timing often is happenstance, but with Earth Day arriving next week, word of high mercury levels in fish in national parks from Alaska to Colorado is particularly sobering. In some cases, the levels exceed limits OKed for human consumption.

Unseasonably Mild Weather Ends Snowmobile Travel In Parts Of Denali National Park

The unseasonable weather that has stricken the Sierras in California is also impacting Alaska, where warm, rainy weather has brought an end to snowmobiling for traditional activities in parts of Denali National Park and Preserve.
Denali National Park: The Complete Guide to the Mountain, Wildlife, and Year-Round Outdoor Activities Winter is the time for dreaming, and planning, the following summer's vacation, which makes Bill Sherwonit's book on Denali National Park a good resource to turn to.

Denali National Park Visitors Seeing Fewer Wolves Along Park Road, Possibly Due To Increased Hunting

A precipitous drop in wolf viewing opportunities for Denali National Park visitors is being attributed to increased hunting of the predators on lands next to the park, though Park Service personnel haven't publicly voiced that connection.

Geologists Continue To Study Cause Behind Massive Denali National Park Landslide

Geologists are continuing to search for the cause behind a massive landslide at Denali National Park and Preserve that blocked the park road near Mile 38.

Massive Landslide Closes Denali Park Road At Mile 37 In Denali National Park

A massive landslide has closed the Denali Park Road at Mile 37, covering the road with an estimated 30,000 yards of material that will take crews days to remove.

Young Sled Dogs Get Their Feet Wet At Denali National Park And Preserve

Three of the newest members of the NPS crew at Denali National Park and Preserve are named Prusik, Munter and Clove, and we reported on the birth of the three sled dog pups earlier this summer on the Traveler. The young dogs are doing great and as part of their training, they joined their mom and a ranger in a little exercise that literally let them get their feet wet.

Alaska National Parks Helping Inventory Permafrost To Monitor Climate Change

In Alaska, where about 80 percent of the landscape has been identified as being permafrost, National Park Service scientists are working with several partners to inventory those lands to better monitor climate-change impacts.

Around The Parks: Lodging At Glacier Bay, Personal Hygiene On Mount McKinley, Explosives At Assateague Island

A scan of news from across the National Park System shows a need for a new lodging concessions at Glacier Bay National Park, a problem with personal hygiene on Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, and an explosive situation at Assateague Island National Seashore.

Lodging Specials Coming For Denali National Park Visitors

If winter really is on the run, additional lodging will be available for visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve on May 31.

You're Invited To Help Denali National Park Staff Maintain Trails

Want to know what it takes to provide trails for visitors in Denali National Park? Come join the Denali trail crew on Saturday, June 1, and celebrate National Trails Day by helping with annual maintenance activities on the Mount Healy Overlook Trail.

German Climber Dies Of Heart Attack On Mount McKinley In Denali National Park

A 59-year-old German mountaineer suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at the 13,500-foot level of Mt. McKinley this past Sunday night, Denali National Park officials reported Tuesday.

Secret Sleeps, Tips For Snagging A National Park Campsite This Summer

There is nothing as traditional as camping out in the national parks for summer vacation. Reserving a campsite on www.recreation.gov can lock in a site long before you hit the road, but sometimes you just don’t get around to doing that. So what to do?

New Tour At Denali National Park Designed To Pack A Lot Into A Little Time

Denali National Park and Preserve is a huge landscape, covering more than 6 million acres. Not surprisingly, this size can be daunting when it comes to planning a trip to the Alaskan park. A new tour debuting this summer could help you get the most out of your visit.
Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods In Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, Christine Byl recalls long days of working on trails in Glacier and Denali national parks. She clears brush, digging ditches, building bridges, cleaning up after forest fires, and blasting snow. An inside look on what it takes to make trails accessible to hikers.

Denali And Rainier: Classic Climbs And Challenges

Mountaineers have a mystique all their own. They are the stuff of legends.

Plowing Of Denali National Park Road To Begin Sunday

National Park Service road crews will begin preparations for the annual spring road opening on Sunday, March 10.

Denali National Park Officials Debating Whether To Extend Plowing Of Park Road

Denali National Park officials are considering the possibility of plowing the park road an additional nine miles in winter, to the Mountain Vista Rest Area, to give visitors a bit more access.

Sen. Murkowski Wants Mount McKinley Renamed "Denali"

Saying the tallest mountain in North America deserves a Native American name, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley in Denali National Park as "Denali."

Reservations For 2013 Seats On Shuttle Buses And Campgrounds At Denali National Park Now Open

If you're making plans to visit Denali National Park and Preserve next year, you'd can make reservations now for a seat on the park shuttle bus or a campsite in four of the Denali's largest campgrounds.

Denali National Park Schedules Hearing On Proposed Changes To Bear, Wolf, & Coyote Hunting

A hearing has been scheduled for December 12 at Denali National Park and Preserve to take public comment on proposed changes to bear hunting in National Park System units in Alaska.

Wounded Warriors Tackled Mount McKinley In Denali National Park And Preserve

A group of "wounded warriors," veterans from, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, tackled Mount McKinley in Denali National Park in June. This is their story.

San Diego Man Identified As Victim Of Fatal Grizzly Mauling In Denali National Park

A 49-year-old San Diego man has been identified as the victim of a fatal grizzly bear mauling in Denali National Park and Preserve. Park officials also say the bear believed responsible was shot and killed by an Alaska state trooper.

Solo Backpacker Fatally Mauled By Grizzly In Denali National Park

A solo backpacker along the Toklat River in Denali National Park has been fatally mauled by a grizzly bear, according to park officials, who added it was believed to be the first fatal mauling in the park's history.

String Orchestra Performing At Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve is hosting a special free string orchestra concert on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Denali Visitor Center.

Ground Search Suspended For Climbers Hit By Avalanche On Mount McKinley In Denali National Park

Falling into a crevasse, often a fatal step for a mountaineer, saved a member of a Japanese climbing team on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, but four other members of his team apparently were swept to their deaths by an avalanche.

Avalanche Presumed To Have Killed Four Climbers On Mount McKinley In Denali National Park

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.

Where The Wild Things Are: Untamed Americas

Where are the wild things? For those who call a metropolitan area home, and seldom leave its concrete and steel confines, that might be a reasonable question. National Geographic has the answers for you in a two-night series, Untamed Americas, that debuts this Sunday and Monday nights.

New Sled Dog Pups At Denali National Park Featured On YouTube And Live Webcam

Three new puppies arrived at the Sled Dog Kennel at Denali National Park and Preserve on May 3, and they’re attracting plenty of fans via a new video on YouTube and images on the park’s “Puppy Cam.”

Accidents Claim Lives Across The National Park System

Summer hasn't yet officially arrived, yet the number of visitors dying during visits to units of the National Park System is growing.