Vandals broke into buildings at Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah, spraying graffiti on walls and stealing technical rescue and climbing gear.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
As fees for recreating on public lands continue to increase, who gets the money? Contributor Lee Dalton came away with some answers to that question from his recent visit to Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah.
User fees are becoming more and more prevalent on public lands used for recreation. Are they worth it? Occasional contributor Lee Dalton, retired from a National Park Service career, muses on that matter after visiting Timpanogos Cave National Monument in central Utah.
Got a hankering to head underground? Cave tours at Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah begin on May 10 for the summer season.
Cave tours at Timpanogos Cave National Monument have fallen victim to the budget sequestration, as the monument's superintendent decided to end the tours early rather than laying off staff.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Joshua Tree National Park Also Suffering From Flooding, Rockslides
Timpanogos National Monument in Uta and Joshua Tree National Park in California, like North Cascades National Park in Washington state, are dealing with flooding and rockslide problems.
Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah is one of 22 national parks across the country that has received a 2013 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation to promote an active, healthy lifestyle.
With fall foliage season in Utah having just about reached its peak, winter shouldn't be far behind. And that means cave tours at Timpanogos Cave National Monument will soon end for the year.
Utah's collection of national parks, monuments, and historic sites helped generate $6.5 billion in tourism spending for the state in 2010, an increase of nearly 5 percent, according to state calculations.