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Saturday, September 8th, 2012

  • Two landmark bridges in the North Carolina High Country near Boone celebrate anniversaries this month with major events and activities planned for Tuesday September 11, 2012.

    The Grandfather Mountain portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway sees the 25th anniversary of the iconic Linn Cove Viaduct, opened in 1987 as the final “missing link” of the road.

  • The National Park Service recently issued a prospectus soliciting proposals for boat tours and associated food services at the Hemenway Harbor area of Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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.