The most unnerving moment of my climb to the summit of Grand Teton in its namesake national park in Wyoming came on the way down via the Owen-Spalding Route. We had come to the point where you have a free rappel of about 100-120 feet, and after the guide tied me into the rappel line and checked my harness and rappel device, I took a step back toward the brink of the cliff, only to have him shout, "Wait, wait," and then proceed to retie the gear.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Camp stoves come in all sizes and with a variety of fuels, from sticks and twigs to white gas and propane. A new one from Primus also arrives with a unique, over-your-shoulder look that bears some consideration.
A $2 million gift from philanthropists Mike and Sue Raney will serve the dual purpose of restoring two iconic backpacking trails in Washington state while creating jobs and training for youths and recent veterans.
Search-and-rescue missions in the National Park System are stressful. The clock is always ticking, the landscapes to be searched varied and dangerous at times, and the outcome never assured. Two SARs this past weekend in the parks, one in Denali National Park and one in Sequoia National Park, ended with two very different outcomes.
Coyotes are everywhere in the continental United States despite nearly a century and half of determined efforts to destroy them. The more concerted the effort to trap, shoot, and poison them, the greater their range and their numbers. Next to the wolf, environmental historian Dan Flores writes, the coyote has been and is the most hated, persecuted, and misunderstood member of America’s wildlife community. It has not always been so.
In outlining a zero tolerance policy for combatting sexual harassment across the National Park Service, Director Jon Jarvis and his National Leadership Council have laid down a roadmap to both support victims and punish those who prey on their coworkers. That they have so many hurdles to clear to succeed is unfortunate.
Saguaro National Park is taking comments on a proposal to increase its entrance fee from $10 to $15 to help address maintenance projects in the park.
A search was ongoing Sunday for a California man who separated from a friend while out on a hike in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska and failed to return to their campground.
Late September into October is typically a season of transition for much of the country, but in Canyonlands National Park it offers daytime temperatures in the upper 80s and into the 90s, cool evenings, and scant chance of rain. And when the sun goes down, telescopes will come out on the banks of the Colorado River during Traveler's float through this national park.
The road to the Elwha Valley in Washington’s Olympic National Park will be closed for two months starting Monday as crews repair damage from a string of floods last winter.
Headed into some wild places and need a tripod for your sports camera, or 4k video? This lightweight tripod has been thoughtfully designed to go just about anywhere, and hold your camera in any position. Retracted, it’s only 12.75 inches long, but nearly 18 inches when extended.
Ten ranchers whose livelihoods are tied to grazing lands on Point Reyes National Seashore in California have asked to be allowed to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to force the National Park Service to conduct rigorous environmental impact studies on how cattle affect the seashore's natural resources.pore-ranchers_intervene.pdf
A climbing guide leading a party down from the summit of the Grand Teton fell about 2,400 feet to his death Saturday.
National Park Service, Delaware North Seeking Mediated Resolution To Yosemite National Park Trademarks
Talks between the National Park Service and DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite are under way to see if a resolution might be possible over who holds the trademarks to The Ahwahnee Hotel, Curry Village, and other iconic properties in Yosemite National Park.
Hard to believe it's been a quarter-century since the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union sat down and agreed to reductions in nuclear weapons. For a look back at the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, stop by the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota.
Rip currents at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks have proved fatal to two swimmers, according to the National Park Service.
A series of thunderstorms has left Apostle Islands National Lakeshore littered with downed trees, but fortunately all campers have been accounted for and are safe.
A U.S. District Court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit over the National Park Service's continued allowance of cattle ranching at Point Reyes National Seashore in California, a ruling that could lead the seashore staff to conduct detailed environmental studies on the operations' impacts.
Looking for a pair of foldable walking sticks, with a little cushion to them? Leki’s new Micro-Stick might be the ones: when packed in their bag, they’re only 39cm long when broken down, and just shy of 18 ounces in weight.