The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

  • A day hike onto the flanks of Mount Rainier has turned fatal, with blizzard conditions killing one man and leaving two others stuck on the mountain.

    Mount Rainier National Park officials this morning planned to try to rescue the two stranded hikers via helicopter.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

  • There's a new map you should toss in your bag if you're heading to Glacier National Park. It's not a traditional road map, but rather a map that helps you navigate the 16,000 square miles of the "Crown of the Continent" and all it has to offer.

Monday, June 9th, 2008

  • Heat waves baking the East Coast, torrential rains dousing the Midwest. In Yellowstone National Park, it's snow that's highlighting the park's weather.

    Indeed, with the official start of summer less than two weeks off, road crews in Yellowstone are battling late-season snowstorms that have forced closure of some park roads.

  • As more nesting plovers and oystercatchers lead to more temporary beach closures at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, it appears more folks are acting in civil disobedience to protest the closures.

  • Sometimes that GPS unit doesn't know that you can't get from here to there. A Pennsylvania couple in their 60s learned that the hard way when they tried to take a backroad in southern Utah.