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Friday, September 7th, 2012

  • A backcountry hiker in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was transported to a hospital Friday afternoon with two gunshot wounds in his leg.

    Park officials say a 911 call was made to Cocke County Dispatch just after 5 p.m.

  • You once again can hike to Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park thanks to the minimal activity of the "Avalanche Wildland Fire."

    Park officials said Friday the firefighting efforts and cooler, wetter weather has tamped down the fire that has been burning on Mount Brown near the lake.

    The fire area will continue to be monitored and additional suppression activities will be implemented as a

  • Grand Teton National Park, in western Wyoming, is a masterpiece of rock and ice, forest and water. In this short video from the Grand Teton Association and the Grand Teton National Park Foundation you catch a glimpse of the park's wonders, both day and night.

  • When National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis exhorted conservationists to find ways to celebrate the 2016 anniversary of the NPS, the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont came up with the Youth Leadership Class of 2016.

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

  • A West Virginia resident's recent death is being linked to a Hantavirus outbreak at Yosemite National Park, raising to three the number of fatalities thought to be connected to stays in the scenic park.