The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

  • Snowfall already has been recorded in Utah's high country, and for Cedar Breaks National Monument that means the end of the busy travel season and time to prepare for the quieter winter season.

    "We are winterizing the park's utility systems and buildings, which will be closed for visitor use until next spring," said Superintendent Paul Roelandt.

  • There are over 800 miles of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Chimney Tops Trail is one of the most popular—for good reason. Although the route is steep, it's only a two-mile hike to a rock outcropping that provides spectacular views of the Smokies.

  • Is cell service in Yellowstone National Park important enough to you that a 100-foot cell tower should be erected near the Lake area in the park?

    Yellowstone officials currently are reviewing a proposal from Verizon Wireless to put up that tower to serve the Lake and Fishing Bridge areas.

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Monday, October 15th, 2012

  • Two backpackers missing in the rugged backcountry of Glacier National Park were found Monday afternoon after enduring four days of wintry conditions that included 18 inches of fresh snow.

    Searchers located missing hikers Neal Peckens and Jason Hiser at approximately 3:30 p.m.

  • Top National Park Service officials again have found themselves sued by conservation groups over one of their permitting decisions, this time in response to a decision to allow the expansion of a transmission corridor through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and two other units of the park system.

    The lawsuit was not unexpected, as the Park Service early this year was criticized