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Friday, June 13th, 2008

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

  • So many folks flock to Mount Rainier National Park, and Paradise, specifically, in summer that the park uses an electric sign at the Nisqually Entrance to alert incoming visitors to parking problems at Paradise.

  • Big Bend National Park in west Texas celebrated its 64th birthday June 12. This remarkable park preserves a 1,252-square mile section of the Chihuahuan Desert that is tucked into the huge southeast-to-northeast bend in the Rio Grande River from which the park takes its name.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

  • A day hike onto the flanks of Mount Rainier has turned fatal, with blizzard conditions killing one man and leaving two others stuck on the mountain.

    Mount Rainier National Park officials this morning planned to try to rescue the two stranded hikers via helicopter.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

  • There's a new map you should toss in your bag if you're heading to Glacier National Park. It's not a traditional road map, but rather a map that helps you navigate the 16,000 square miles of the "Crown of the Continent" and all it has to offer.