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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

  • It took a 60-mile day right near the end, but Jennifer Pharr Davis has succeeded in setting the speed record for a thru-hike of the 2,180-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

    The North Carolina woman, whose rise to thru-hiking fame grew immensely with the publication of a book recounting one of her A.T. hikes, ended her trek at 3:26 p.m.

  • Clues possibly shuttled downslope by water and avalanches might hold the answer to what happened to a 27-year-old hiker who went missing in Glacier National Park three years ago.

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  • A new solar energy project at Yosemite National Park will help cut utility costs, and the system can claim at least two titles for such systems in the National Park System.

    The El Portal photovoltaic project consists of 2,800 solar panels and produces approximately 800,000 kilowatt hours per year.

Monday, August 1st, 2011

  • A 26-year-old California woman was killed by a 600-foot fall while working her way down the cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, according to a park release.

    The fatality on Sunday was the first since the park instituted a [url=

  • With a critical point in bald eagle nesting having passed, a handful of campsites in Voyageurs National Park that had been closed due to the birds have reopened for visitors, according to park officials.

    The campsites -- four of the park's 239 developed camp and houseboat sites and four undeveloped backcountry sites -- were closed back in May to protect nestin