There is a magical quality to fall visits to Shenandoah National Park as mile after mile of trees blazing with vivid reds, oranges, and yellows come into view along Skyline Drive. In Rocky Mountain National Park, the aspen groves you see along the lower reaches of Trail Ridge Road turn so vividly gold in the fall that they take your breath away.
There will be no new entranceway to Shenandoah National Park in the near future, as Superintendent Jim Northup has denied a request to allow one via the Rapidan Road.
The body of a man missing in Shenandoah National Park since last weekend has been found, although a cause of death has not yet been determined.
A search was under way Wednesday for a Virginia man who failed to return from a weekend trip to Shenandoah National Park.
What authority does the National Park Service have to charge access fees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and, presumably, other national parks? That question is the focus of a lawsuit filed in a bid to overturn the Smokies' move to charge backcountry users.
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