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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

  • Recent attempts by several kayakers to run the North Fork of the Virgin River through an area in Zion National Park known as The Narrows were far from successful. The result was a challenging search and rescue mission which became even more interesting after two of the boaters found themselves stranded 800 feet above the canyon floor.

  • Rangers at Florida's Canaveral National Seashore are providing an unusual opportunity in June to visit undisturbed beaches to watch a loggerhead sea turtle nesting. Space for these conducted trips in June is limited and reservations can be made starting on May 15th.

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Monday, May 4th, 2009

  • With odds dwindling quickly, the search for two young men missing in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park is being scaled back.

  • Should search-and-rescue (SAR) subjects be billed for the cost of their rescue? It's long been a thorny issue, one that organizations that respond to SARs long have opposed.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

  • So, what'd you think of SPOT's test run through the backcountry of Dinosaur National Monument?

    Overall, it seemed to perform well, but I have a couple of suggestions for the designers.