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Friday, August 29th, 2014

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

  • Yellowstone National Park employee Kassandra "Kassie" Wieferich was found dead near the Old Faithful Lodge area on August 26. From Twin Bridges, Montana, Wieferich, 21, was reported missing after failing to meet a family member the previous afternoon. This incident remains under investigation by National Park Service park rangers and special agents.

  • William H. Jackson was a photographer on the now famous Hayden Geological Survey of the Yellowstone region in 1871, and his images are often cited as an important factor in the campaign to have the area established as a national park.

  • Geology factors into many units of the National Park System, but there are some parks that rise above all others if you have an interest in the geologic past...and present. What follows is a short list of some of the most geologically fascinating parks in the system, though we're sure you can add others.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

  • Special Use Permits from the National Park Service at the Grand Canyon will now be required for all organized, rim-to-rim, non-commercial groups, as well as extended day hiking and running. The NPS cites the increased useage of the trail systems, and hopes to reduce trail conflicts. An estimated 800 hikers per day are on the trails during peaks weekend days in spring and fall in the Park.