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Saturday, September 13th, 2014

  • Fort Union National Monument is home to what was once the largest military post west of the Mississippi River, but only adobe and stone ruins remain today on the New Mexico prairie.

Friday, September 12th, 2014

  • Fall is a great time to visit national parks in general, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks specifically. The cool mountain air, the towering trees, and the relatively empty hiking trails combined offer an incredible setting for an escape.

    With that in mind, here are some tips from the parks for visiting in fall, and in winter, to help you out:

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  • A campsite reservation system that took effect at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota this year performed well during the summer's near-record flooding and will continue operations going forward, park officials say.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

  • Fire conditions near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park have ebbed enough for the route to the summit of Half Dome to reopen to the public on Saturday, park officials say.