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Thursday, June 7th, 2012

  • Nearly four years after a federal judge tossed out most of the claims by a California county to what it considered roads in a remote area of Death Valley National Park, the judge has thrown out the final piece of the claims.

    Back in October 2006, Inyo County filed a lawsuit claiming it was within its rights to maintain the rights-of-way for the two stretches

  • Three new puppies arrived at the Sled Dog Kennel at Denali National Park and Preserve on May 3, and they’re attracting plenty of fans via a new video on YouTube and images on the park’s “Puppy Cam.”

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

  • Rest easy hikers, water is once again flowing into the Inner Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park.

    Less than two weeks after a trans-canyon pipeline that carried water into the canyon broke in three places, crews have repaired them and put them back in service, park officials said Wednesday afternoon.

    While the breaks were being repaired, it was not possibl

  • Bears are part of the package if you travel to the High Sierra parks -- Sequoia, Kings Canyon, or Yosemite -- and you should know what to expect and how to react if you encounter one this summer.

    Even though the bears in these three parks are black bears, not grizzlies, that doesn't diminish the damage they can do to you or your vehicle if they want to.

  • Which lodge in the National Park System do you head to for the best value, and what makes it the best value?

    That's a two-headed question, as some might see low price as offering the best value, while others might see a higher price offset by a superior location as offering the best lodging value.

    With those ground rules, tell us, travelers, where do you find the best lodging value in the pa