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Sunday, November 25th, 2012

  • Winter access rules are in place for Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, where plowing operations are scheduled for three days a week.

    “After an active fall repairing potholes, clearing culverts and preparing for winter storms, it’s time to focus on snow removal and providing weekend access to Hurricane Ridge,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum.

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  • Sadly, in less than four months the National Park Service seemingly has reversed itself and cracked open the door to a professional bicycle race climbing through Colorado National Monument.

    Back in mid-August the Intermountain Region's director, John Wessels, appeared to lock the door against that possibility, saying the event "conflicts with federal regula

  • If National Parks Traveler’s Thanksgiving Day blue whale Creature Feature got you in the mood to do some whale watching, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best places in the National Park System for doing just that.

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

  • With so many forest pests suddenly running rampant, one would think that the Southern Appalachians deserve a break. But just last week, Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced an infestation of the emerald ash borer (EAB).

    According to park biologist Glenn Taylor, “The 1/2 inch-long metallic green emerald ash borer beetle lays eggs on the bark on all species of ash trees.

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

  • The 33rd Annual Cave Sing at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is set for December 2.

    "I understand that Cave Sing has a long tradition here at Mammoth Cave, but this will be my first," said Superintendent Sarah Craighead. "We hope many local residents will return again this year for a fun afternoon underground.