The Latest News & Views

Monday, June 16th, 2008

  • Searchers in Denali National Park & Preserve have failed to locate two female backpackers reported missing after they failed to return from what supposed to be an overnight trip in the park.

  • Unusually heavy rainfall in the upper Midwest has sent rivers over their banks in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

  • After tramping through national parks for upwards of four decades, I've understandably picked up a few books on the parks. Among my collection are the usual trail guides and park guides, natural history selections and park histories.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

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

  • Quite large as Eastern parks go – more than 800 square miles -- Great Smoky Mountains National Park occupies a rugged, heavily forested portion of the southern Appalachian Mountains astride the Tennessee-North Carolina border.