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Saturday, July 19th, 2008

  • Being dark and narrow and perilous, slot canyons are fearsome places to us ordinary mortals. But to hard core canyoneering enthusiasts, a slot canyon is a place for fun, and the steepest, narrowest, darkest, and most dangerous ones around are irresistible.

  • If you've ever spent any time fishing, you know how hard it is to reach down and grab a fish with your bare hands. Well, the wolves at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska are pretty gifted when it comes to fishing, as this National Park Service video reveals.

    The video is 11.4 megs, so it might take a little time to load.

Friday, July 18th, 2008

  • Roughly a year after they first voiced their opposition to a railroad's plan to use bombs to defuse avalanche danger along the southern flanks of Glacier National Park, park officials are reiterating that opposition.

  • High ozone levels have prompted Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials to issue an air pollution advisory for today and Saturday. So if you're visiting the park, you might want to ease back on your physical activity, especially if you already have respiratory problems.

  • On Wednesday, four people trapped and injured by a wildfire in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in northern California used a cell phone to call 911 and summon help.