Wonderment and joy unfold in the national parks come fall when the wild kingdom becomes more visible, literally voicing the call of the wild in parks such as Great Smoky Mountains or Rocky Mountain or winging overhead in any number of parks.
Olympic National Park officials have approved a "recreational" bike ride that could attract 700 cyclists and temporarily close the Hurricane Ridge Road for seven hours on August 4.
Two visitors to Olympic National Park died Saturday, one killed by a fall while climbing, the other by an apparent heart attack, according to park officials.
A celebration will be held Saturday to mark Olympic National Park's 75th birthday, with cake and lavender ice tea available for all comers.
A former superintendent of Olympic National Park has been elected president of the Friends of Olympic National Park.
Olympic National Park has released its sport fishing regulations for 2013-2014 and announced the closure of recreational fishing in the Hoh River watershed effective immediately.