For many, a trip to one of the scenic, landscape national parks includes pristine landscapes, clear vistas, and fresh air. Unfortunately, we don't always get to enjoy those aspects, as a new report on air quality from the National Parks Conservation Association points out.
Yellowstone National Park
A search continued Saturday along the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park for a 21-year-old concession worker who was washed downstream while swimming with friends near the river's confluence with Hellroaring Creek.
A section of the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park will be closed at night beginning Monday. The 5.4-mile closure is part of a multi-year road improvement project on the 16-mile stretch of road between Norris Geyser Basin and the Golden Gate area in Swan Lake Flats just south of Mammoth Hot Springs. This year marks the final phase of the project
Will the National Park Service soon be pushing for more wilderness designations? That's difficult to say, in large part because only Congress can designate wilderness. Still, there's an effort under way by the Park Servie to take a look at wilderness possibilities across the park system.
Wondering where the best lodges in the National Park System are? Or the worst? Got a question about hiking in the national parks, or photography, or family fun?
A fifth person has been gored by a bison this summer at Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture.
How can concessions agreements with the National Park Service be improved? What sort of innovations should the Park Service consider for the next 100 years? Those topics will be dissected by two House of Representatives subcommittees this week.
It's been said that in many national parks, visitors don't trek far from the parking lots. Which is a shame, as there's so much to see and experience in the backcountry. How far do you typically roam into the backcountry during your national park vacation?
Asphalt does not stand in the way of thermal features at Yellowstone National Park. That's evident at Upper Terrace Drive, where the appearance of a thermal feature has led crews to use Jersey barriers to keep traffic and pedestrians from impacting it.
If you don't have a reservation for a campsite at Yellowstone National Service, you walk up with fingers crossed hoping there's a vacant site. But you will have to get up early to be successful, according to the park's website.