Searches were under way Monday afternoon for missing hikers in both Rocky Mountain and Kings Canyon national parks.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park rangers worked through the night early Saturday to sve the life of a Colorado climber who had injured himself while glissading down a snowy chute.
The body of an unidentified man has been recovered from the approach to Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, where rangers found themselves working another search-and-rescue in the mountains leading into the night Friday.
Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, which took a severe hit when storms rolled through last September, will be closed beginning Monday to all users so major repairs can begin.
A hiker was struck and killed by lightning Saturday at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, the second fatality in two days due to lightning.
A woman was killed and seven other hikers injured by a lightning strike Friday at Rocky Mountain National.
It’s been a while since I’ve used this space to tout the benefits of eBird, but the project keeps getting better and better, so it deserves another mention.
A conference next month will discuss how the climbing community can leave an even smaller footprint on the world's peaks.
In late May the plight of a Canadian teenager stranded on a mountain ledge at an elevations of 13,000 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park attracted international media attention. A major and risky rescue effort ensued, resulting in the teen's eventual return to safety. The park has now released additional details, including the cost of the rescue.
Summer can pose a difficult problem for national park travelers: Where do you go and what should you do? Traveler’s Facebook audience had some great ideas for family hikes in the parks, and we’re happy to share them with you.