Despite being one of the snowiest winters in recent years, someone headed into Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and broke into a locked building to steal thousands of rounds of ammunition, according to the National Park Service.
Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park would establish more than a dozen new hiking trails and examine building a trail around the Oregon park’s namesake lake under a Trail Management Plan that will serve as a blueprint for the next 25 years.
Saved by a heated restroom. That was the situation for three visitors to Crater Lake National Park who were stranded at Rim Village by heavy snows.
With more than 400 units in the National Park System, trying to zoom in on any one particular park for a visit can be a challenge. Over the past 12 months the Traveler has "explored" quite a few parks, and we list those stories here to help you plan your next national park adventure.
Crater Lake sneaks up on you. The mountain holding the lake is just one more of many rather nondescript mounds on the horizon.
The Forest History Society is conducting a photographic survey of past and present forest conditions to build a database of images from across the country that can be a helpful resource to understand land-use planning and human impacts on the landscape.
One reviewer described this book, as, “…why and how we have sanctified these high-altitude mountains.” However O. Alan Weltzien’s fine effort also casts some wonderful light on aspects of the national parks and National Park Service that are very pertinent to this, the Park Service’s centennial year.
The slide projector whirred on the table next to my desk as Mrs. Sampson, our fourth-grade teacher, worked the balky advancement mechanism. She had purchased the Kodachromes in strips from a gift shop during her summer vacation, and the images on the screen transfixed me: vertical cliffs of white granite, waterfalls misting in midair, pine trees rising from a grassy riverbank.
Guests and residents at Rim Village in Crater Lake National Park were told Tuesday afternoon to be ready to evacuate the village and park headquarters if the Bybee Creek Fire burning to the west approaches the village.
Running more than 160 pages, the National Park Service Management Policies provides park managers with quick reference to how they are to manage their units, what uses are appropriate, and how to usher visitors out of the park when Congress fails to fund the National Park Service. But the Management Policies, which last were updated in 2006, also leave much to interpretation and exception.