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Thursday, August 14th, 2008

  • Could high gas prices be impacting national park visitation as (shudder) the last gasp of summer sets in? That question comes up in the wake of a pretty impressive lodging deal being offered in Shenandoah National Park.

  • MSNBC recently published a list that caught my attention. It bears this title: Top 10 National Park Lodges and this subtitle: Sleep in style on a summer escape to our nation's national parks.

    As you can imagine, I perused the list with eager anticipation.

    Here are the ten parks on MSNBC’s list:

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

  • Nearly 50 years after the thwack of a golf club meeting a little white ball could be heard near Rocky Mountain National Park, the remnants of the 9-hole course are being erased by park crews.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

  • A desire by county officials in California to cut roads in roadless areas of Death Valley National Park has been doused by a federal judge, who says the officials missed their opportunity years ago.

  • Veterinarians at the University of Tennessee are performing a necropsy on a black bear that attacked a boy and his father in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to determine whether the bruin had rabies or some other health problem.