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Friday, June 20th, 2008

  • Backpackers Abby Flantz, 25, of Gaylord, Minnesota, and Erica Nelson, 23, of Las Vegas, were rescued Wednesday in Denali National Park & Preserve after their intended overnight trip in the park’s Mount Healy Wilderness unit turned into an epic misadventure.

  • The chairman of the House national parks subcommittee believes sufficient threat exists to Grand Canyon National Park to withdraw more than 1 million acres from the possibility of being mined for uranium.

  • Situated a few miles south of Miami, where it encompasses all but the northernmost part of Biscayne Bay, Biscayne National Park is one of our largest marine national parks as well as the only place in the world where a living tropical coral reef lies adjacent to a large urban center.

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

  • How's that saying go, the more things change, the more they stay the same? That certainly seems to be the truth in the case of national parks jammed with automobiles.

  • Backpackers Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson were rescued after being lost for six days in the Denali National Park wilderness. The two women, who were in good condition and high spirits, used a cell phone to help searchers locate them and were reunited with their families Wednesday afternoon.