The Latest News & Views

Friday, September 16th, 2011

  • Most visitors to Yosemite National Park tour the Yosemite Valley and head out of the park. A small percentage of others take to the Tioga Road and destinations off of it.

  • A 64-year-old man from North Carolina was injured in a fall during a solo hike in a remote section of Canyonlands National Park last week. Unable to walk, he faced long odds, since no one was aware of his plans or location. What followed was a tale combining grim determination and alert work by rangers.

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

  • Climate change and mountain pine beetles are just two elements that are leading to heightened fire danger, and bigger wildfires, in the national parks.

  • Lighthouses hold a special appeal for lots of people, and a rare opportunity for an autumn visit to the Au Sable Lighthouse at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is coming up on September 24.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

  • A 25-year-old New Jersey man's body has been recovered from a deep pool at the base of a waterfall at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which has seen unusually high stream levels in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

    It was unclear whether Alexander Morros, of Long Valley, was swimming in Van Campens Brook when he vanished on Sunda