North Cascades National Park
Coinciding with the first day of summer is another entrance-fee-free-day in the National Park System.
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.
Another photo exhibit is scheduled to benefit national parks, this one in Seattle with the proceeds to go towards programs at Olympic, Mount Rainier, and North Cascades national parks.
The body of a Seattle attorney who planned to climb Storm King Mountain in North Cascades National Park by himself has been found on a steep slope of the mountain, according to park officials.
A small handful of bills that would impact the National Park System have been sent to the full Senate for consideration. Among them is legislation that would shift Valles Caldera National Preserve out from under a trust and into the park system.