The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

  • Hikers Abby Flantz and Erica Nelson remain missing since failing to return last Friday from an overnight backpacking trip in Denali National Park & Preserve.

  • National Park Service officials say they are not averse to cutting single-track mountain bike trails in the park system, as long as "potential impacts" don't arise.

Monday, June 16th, 2008

  • Searchers in Denali National Park & Preserve have failed to locate two female backpackers reported missing after they failed to return from what supposed to be an overnight trip in the park.

  • Unusually heavy rainfall in the upper Midwest has sent rivers over their banks in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

  • After tramping through national parks for upwards of four decades, I've understandably picked up a few books on the parks. Among my collection are the usual trail guides and park guides, natural history selections and park histories.