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.
Grand Canyon National Park
Firefighters on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park contending with gusting winds on Sunday were hoping existing roads and natural features would help them gain control over a lightning-sparked wildfire that made a four-and-a-half-mile run the day before.
A wildfire ignited on Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim by a lightning strike in late June continues to grow, and at more than 3,000 acres has forced the closure of the Point Imperial Road and a number of trails on the rim.
Nearly four decades have passed since Congress directed the National Park Service to establish visitor carrying capacities for the National Park System, yet few parks have done so, according to a review by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
A lightning-caused wildlife has forced the closure of the Point Imperial Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The developed area of the North Rim, including Grand Canyon Lodge, remains open, the park said in a release.
The winners in Partners in Preservation: National Parks are Yellowstone National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Everglades National Park, Denali National Park and Mount Rainier National Park.
A California man has fallen several hundred feet to his death below Mather Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
A search for a Florida man missing in Grand Canyon National Park for more than a week is being scaled back due to a lack of clues.
National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, who has had to deal with his own ethical transgressions and a range of misconduct issues across the National Park System during this, the Park Service's centennial year, should resign or be fired, a member of Congress has told President Obama.hice-jarvis_resignation.pdf
Ongoing water shortages at Grand Canyon National Park have led to orders that concessionaires use disposable dishes, alter their menus to use less water in food prep and dish washing, and that water in restaurants only be served at request. Additionally, a ban against the sale of water in disposable bottles has been lifted.