The Latest News & Views

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

  • Don't go armed into a national park or wildlife refuge this weekend. New gun regulations for those federal properties won't take effect for nine months.

  • Rangers at Denali National Park and Preserve are looking for a Colorado man who was making a solo bid to reach the summit of Mount McKinley.

  • Death Valley unfortunately lived up to its name earlier this week, when an Ohio hiker failed to return from a day trip in the park.

  • There may not be any partridges in these pear trees, but they're some of the oldest surviving specimens in the country. They're located in a beautiful setting on an island, where a pig had a starring role in a key event in our nation's history.

  • ac•ro•pho•bi•a (ak′rō fō′bē ə) n. An abnormal fear of being in high places.

    Our Ute guide was not really trying to kill us after all, so I relaxed and enjoyed a remarkable tour of precariously perched Anasazi cliff dwellings. I’d seen similar ruins at Mesa Verde National Park just a few miles away, but this tribal park experience was oh, so different.