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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

  • Editor's note: This updates with snowboarders down off the mountain, corrects park statement that the two had stayed in a snowcave, and provides additional search details.

    Two snowboarders who became stranded by a snowstorm at Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday were found Tuesday morning and managed to walk down off the mountain later in the d

  • In an effort to keep their overall elk population between 100 and 400 individuals, crews at Theodore Roosevelt National Park have been culling some elk from the park in recent weeks.

    The park's [url=]Elk Management Plan[/u

  • Headlamps are invaluable, whether you're deep in the backcountry, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing after dusk, or even at home when you need a focused beam and your hands free.

    The folks at Light & Motion have come out with a blinding lamp to light up the darkest spots, one with an output of 250 lumens.

    The Solite 250 enters a category with several compe

  • Editor's note: Through its George Melendez Wright Climate Change Interns and Fellows program, the National Park Service enables university students to visit national parks to investigate issues related to climate change. Here are two of the studies being investigated by students.

Monday, November 12th, 2012

  • A search was under way Monday for two snowboarders who became lost in a winter storm at Mount Rainier National Park while descending the mountain.

    The two, Derek Tyndall and Thomas Dale, initially contacted park dispatch Sunday evening to report they had gotten disoriented in the storm while heading down from Camp Muir.