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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

  • National Park Week is being celebrated this year from April 20 through April 26, and many parks are celebrating Junior Ranger Day at some point during the week. Across the system there are dozens, if not hundreds, of special events planned. Here's a look at some of them.

  • Beginning the planning for a climb of Mount McKinley or Mount Foraker in Denali National Park and Preserve is just a click away, thanks to an online registration program launched by the National Park Service.

Monday, April 14th, 2008

  • Despite their curious name, “hellbenders” are not demons of the night but rather amphibious environmental monitors of Southeastern creeks and streams. Known to some old-timers as “walking catfish,” these super-sized salamanders gained the “hellbender” moniker for their freakish size and dark, moody color.

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

  • At 8 a.m. EDT Monday a door will open into this country's most bitter moment in history when the $103 million Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park opens for business.

  • It's an interesting coincidence that not long after the Traveler revisited the national park units that have been decommissioned that it's come to our attention that there are talks about turning [url=http://www.nps.