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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

  • With fall colors building, the time is near to enjoy a hike in your favorite national park. If that happens to be Mammoth Cave National Park, you can join the annual Walk in the Park next Saturday.

    The walk is set for October 8, with on-site registration beginning just outside the Mammoth Cave Hotel at 9 a.m.

Friday, September 30th, 2011

  • Roger G. Kennedy, who oversaw the addition of eight units to the National Park System during his tenure as National Park Service director, has died at the age of 85.

    Mr. Kennedy, who passed away earlier today, served as director from June 1, 1993, to March 29, 1997. While in office, he made sure that parks mattered to everyone and fulfilled their potential as instructional tools.

  • Every now and then a little work is needed to maintain trails in the national parks, and at Yellowstone National Park officials have a need to replace a section of trail connecting the Upper Geyser Basin near Old Faithful to Biscuit Basin.

    The project as currently designed would replace a portion of causeway trail t

  • Perhaps it comes with age, or inadequate sleeping pads, but in recent years I've often found myself shivering through the night during fall backpacking treks.