A 73-year-old woman on a private river trip through Dinosaur National Monument apparently fell 120 feet to her death from a cliff above the Green River.
Dinosaur National Monument
While most Americans might recognize a picture of George Wendt as the guy who played Norm on the TV show Cheers, outdoor enthusiasts knew another George Wendt: as a whitewater pioneer, and the founder of river company O.A.R.S. Wendt passed away July 9, 2016 in his 70s in California, after a luminous career in the outdoors.
A four-day float down the Green River through Dinosaur National Monument was the perfect antidote to the recent heat wave for 13 park travelers.
A day-long search for a woman who went missing after a commercial raft flipped on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument proved fruitless as sundown neared Saturday, as crews were able to recover the raft that had been pinned upside down against a rock but were unable to locate the woman's body.
Multiple National Park Service units are searching for local K-12 educators to participate in their summer Teacher-Ranger-Teacher programs, with applications due soon.
True, it's just the first week of March, but it's not too early to consider signing up for a paddle or float trip with National Parks Traveler in the park system this summer.
What’s in a name? Well, when you hear Hance, the Big Drop, Lost Paddle, or Lava Falls, we’re talking about some of the largest, craziest river rapids in our national parks. Interesting names, for sure, but how do they rate? We posed this question to our river rats: What are the best rapids in the parks? They came up with quite a list. So, if you’re looking for exciting and death-defying whitewater in the parks…
Both still waters and those running fast and at times furious are plentiful across the National Park System, offering seemingly endless options for where to dip your paddle. You can drift across the reflection of the Tetons on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, savor some of the West’s best whitewater in Canyonlands and Arches national parks in Utah, or retrace the path of Major John Wesley Powell’s boats with a modern-day adventure down the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah.
Non-native Rocky Mountain goats that roamed into Dinosaur National Monument in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah could pose a problem to the monument's ecology, and so the National Park Service is drawing up a management plan to address the goats.
There are times when a book on paddling comes in handy. You might be planning a trip, searching for inspiration, or have a layover day on your trip when you just want to relax with a good read. With those moments in mind, we recommend that you stock your personal library with the following selections, at a minimum.