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Reader Survey Day: Should Appalachian Trail Be Rerouted Away From Katahdin?

A Champagne-doused celebration of an ultra-marathoner's record run up the Appalachian National Scenic Trail that finished atop Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park in Maine didn't set well with Jensen Bissell, the state park's director. He has suggested moving the trail out of the park, in part because of growing crowds of hikers and their celebrations.

President Calls On Congress To Bolster National Park Service In Time For Its Centennial

An Obama administration legislative proposal to bolster the National Park Service in its centennial year calls on Congress to better fund the agency and also seeks higher camping and lodging fees, as well as a significant increase in the cost of a lifetime senior pass, to raise revenues that could only be spent in the National Park System if matched on a "1-to-1 basis by nonfederal donations..."

Photography In The National Parks: Your Armchair Guide To Glacier National Park – Part 3: Many Glacier

If you've followed along with parts 1 and 2 of photographer Rebecca Latson's "armchair photo guide for Glacier National Park," you should be all set for Part 3, which takes the visitor to a number of scenic photo stops within the Many Glacier area of the park.

On The Road: A Fall Journey Through Banff And Jasper National Parks

Starting on the fringe of the Great Plains and climbing through the incomparable mountain scenery of Banff and Jasper national parks, this magnificent drive—one of Canada's best - combines exhilarating vistas of forest, crag, river, and glacier. And autumn colors, crisp, cool days and fewer visitors make this an ideal fall journey.

Everglades National Park Releases Management Plan...But Implementing It Is Another Matter

After 13 years of meetings, discussion, and debate, Everglades National Park officials have released a General Management Plan to guide the park for the next 20 years. However, whether the park will receive the funding necessary to fully implement the plan is another matter.

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