Grand Teton National Park

Discounted Campsites On the Way in June to Mark 'National Great Outdoors Month'

To help encourage folks to get out and enjoy National Great Outdoors Month in June, a wide array of campgrounds across the country, many close to national parks, are offering a 20 percent discount on camping fees.

A Warm Welcome to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation To Traveler's Sponsorship Ranks

We'd like to welcome the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, the non-profit that brings bear boxes to the national park, plans to help raise funds to create a proper setting in Grand Teton to display nearly 1,500 Native American artifacts, and links younger generations to the park, to the Traveler's sponsorship ranks.

"State of Birds" Report Points To Value of National Parks, Other Public Lands For Birds

The Interior Department's 2011 "State of the Birds" report focuses on the importance that national parks, and other public landscapes, provide for hundreds of bird species.

Searchers Find Bodies of Missing Backcountry Skiers at Grand Teton National Park

Rescuers on Sunday recovered the bodies of two missing backcountry skiers at Grand Teton National Park, digging through 13 feet of snow to reach them.

Clear Weather Saturday Improves Search Conditions For Missing Backcountry Skiers in Grand Teton National Park

A search for two missing backcountry skiers at Grand Teton National Park entered its sixth day Saturday with clear skies and calm winds, but the task remained daunting in light of 3 feet of snow that had fallen in the past week.

Deterioriating Weather Forces Suspension of Search For Missing Backcountry Skiers at Grand Teton National Park

Deterioriating weather conditions Thursday forced a halt to the search for two backcountry skiers in Grand Teton National Park.

Search Continues For Missing Backcountry Skiers in Grand Teton National Park

A search for two missing backcountry skiers at Grand Teton National Park moved into its third day Wednesday as crews got some better weather conditions than what they've had so far.

Avalanche Hazards Overshadow Search and Rescue Effort in Grand Teton National Park

An early spring snowstorm that accelerated the threat of avalanches was slowing search efforts in Grand Teton National Park's backcountry for two men who failed to return from a weekend trek as planned.

Just How Healthy Is National Park Food For You?

Hiking in a national park certainly is good for your health, but did you ever wonder whether that meal you purchased in the park was offsetting the benefits of that hike? In a bid to help you judge, the National Park Service is working to determine just how nutritious meals purchased in the parks are.
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Kicking Off National Park Week By Getting Dirty At Joshua Tree National Park

National Park Week arrived in Southern California with hot, dry, sunny weather, and a volunteer effort indicative of the good that can be done for national parks when the need is demonstrated.

National Parks' Closure Being Highlighted In Congressional Budget Impasse

National parks are being wielded to build opposition to the congressional budget impasse that could lead to the first shutdown of the federal government since 1995-96.

PEER Claims National Park Service Director's Order On Wilderness Management Is Off-Base

Is the National Park Service adding clarity, or confusion, about how it should be managing wilderness via revisions to its wilderness stewardship guidelines? Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility believes the agency is not only confusing matters, but lessening wilderness protections.
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Grand Teton National Park Will Be Backdrop For The National Park Service Academy

If you see more than a few college students in Grand Teton National Park next week, it's because they're attending the National Park Service Academy during their spring break.

Road Plowing At Grand Teton National Park Set To Begin March 14

If you've had that urge to do some cross-country skiing or snowshoeing along the Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, time is running out this winter. Plowing of the road is scheduled to begin March 15.

Stay On Top Of Your Favorite National Park: Join A Friends Group or Foundation

What's a great way to stay on top of your favorite national park -- aside from reading the Traveler? Join its friends group, foundation, or natural history association.

Issue Of Climbing Fees At Denali National Park Raises Questions Of Fee Equity

Climbing at high elevations is a highly specialized sport, and the support network for those who aspire to summit Mount McKinley in Denali National Park is a million-dollar proposition. While park officials believe climbers should bear more of that cost, the climbing community is pushing back.
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Climbing Community Differs With National Park Service Over Fixed Anchors In Wilderness

If you've ever sat back in El Capitan Meadow in Yosemite National Park to watch climbers ascending that massive granite wall from which the meadow takes its name, odds are you never noticed the "hundreds" of fixed anchors climbers have over the years drilled into that monolith. And yet, they're there.
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Backcountry Skier Lucky in Avalanche in Grand Teton National Park, Sustains Relatively Minor Injuries

A backcountry skier in Grand Teton National Park survived an encounter with an avalanche with relatively minor injuries, although he ended up with a helicopter rescue.

Wyoming Legislature Agrees To Sell Land Inside Grand Teton National Park; Will Congress Pay For It?

Wyoming's Legislature has agreed to sell acreage the state owns inside Grand Teton National Park, but whether the Interior Department can come up with the cash remains to be seen as Congress tries to rein-in the federal deficit.

Reader Participation Day: Where in The National Parks Do You Head To Bird, and What Birds Do You Hope To See?

Birding is one of the many popular activities in the National Park System, and by carrying your binoculars and perhaps a field guide to help you identify what you see, you quickly can expand your "life list" during a park visit. If you're a birder, where in the system do you go, and what are you looking for?

Grand Teton National Park, The Land of Legends

Technology and art often are intertwined to bring a subject to life. For Mike Cavaroc, Grand Teton National Park was the subject, and time-lapse photography was his tool for bringing the park to life.

Will This Be Remembered As Our Preamble To Losing The Wolverine?

Are we willing to stand idly by while the wolverine heads down the path of the dodo, the carrier pigeon, and the Caspian tiger?

Grand Teton National Park Officials Contemplating Needs of Historic Buildings

Across the National Park System there are thousands and thousands of buildings, and more than a few are old, often historic, and in need of some serious repairs and upgrades. But how should the National Park Service go about that? At Grand Teton National Park, that's a question officials are getting ready to explore.

Updated: Winter's Work: Plan Your Summer or Fall National Park Vacation Now

Now is the time to be planning your summer or fall vacations to the national parks.

South Dakota Snowboarder Rescued in Grand Teton National Park's Backcountry After Exiting Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

The side-by-side nature of Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort makes for a magnificent setting, but one which can be dangerous if you're not sure where you are. Fortunately for a South Dakota snowboarder, park rangers and resort patrollers are experts at coming to the rescue.

Report Lists 10 U.S. Ecosystems Whose Species Are Most-Threatened By Climate Change

A new report names the 10 ecosystems in the United States whose species are most-threatened by climate change. Among the parks included in those ecosystems are Yellowstone, Everglades, and Yosemite.
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Lease For Airport Inside Grand Teton National Park Extended

A 20-year lease extension has been granted for the Jackson Hole Airport, which lies within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Wolverines Need ESA Protection, But They'll Have to Wait

Too many species, too little staff. That's the roadblock preventing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from immediately adding the wolverine to the list of species with protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Interior Officials, Wyoming Officials Agree On $107 Million Deal For Roughly 1,400 Acres Inside Grand Teton National Park

What's the value of land in the Rocky Mountains? Better than $75,000 an acre if that land happens to lie beneath the Tetons in Grand Teton National Park.

Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks Ready for Winter Season to Open

A snowy November has created a good base throughout Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for the upcoming winter season, which kicks off on Wednesday.
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