The Latest News & Views

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

  • While there are nearly 400 units of the National Park System, there are only about 150 groups today that view themselves as friends groups working to benefit the parks. Interested in creating a friends group, or need help getting your organization out of the blocks?

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

  • A solo backpacker along the Toklat River in Denali National Park and Preserve has been fatally mauled by a grizzly bear, according to park officials, who added that it is believed to be the first fatal mauling in the park's history.

    A wallet was found near the kill site, but park officials on Saturday were waiting to make positive identification of the victim

  • Is a campsite reservation system needed at Voyageurs National Park?

Friday, August 24th, 2012

  • The body of a 6-year-old boy who, along with his 10-year-old brother, was swept down the Merced River in Yosemite National Park on August 15, has been recovered.

    Park officials say the body of Jacob Adams was recovered Thursday.

  • When I first saw the "Hozuki" candle lantern from Snow Peak, I had two immediate thoughts: 1) Well that's pretty cool, and 2) But it's kinda big for backpacking.