Cellphone users will applaud, while those who hope to avoid others' conversations might cringe, but Yellowstone National Park officials have received approval to let Verizon Wireless erect a cell tower to serve the Fishing Bridge and Lake Village areas of the park.
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How Big A Difference Is There Between Professional And "Recreational" Bike Events In National Parks When It Comes To Impacts?
When it comes to cycling events in national parks, how heavily should the National Park Service weigh whether an event is a professional race when deciding if it's a worthwhile event, and what other factors should it take into consideration?
It is July in Yellowstone. At the height of tourist season it is hot and dry and traffic is moving slow throughout the park, as visitors take their time meandering the roads, hoping to see a bear or a wolf along the way and hitting the brakes if they do spot some wildlife.
Intricate details of Yosemite National Park -- the seasonal run of frazil ice, moonbows, and "neon red asparagus" -- all have fallen before the lens of Steven Bumgardner. How did he get his start capturing the essence of Yosemite, and what's next on his schedule? Traveler did a quick Q&A with Steven to learn the answers to those and other questions.
Thunderstorms raking the Rocky Mountains have led to numerous injuries, and possibly one fatality, in national parks in the region. A mud-and-rock slide Thursday afternoon at Rocky Mountain National Park also possibly trapped hikers in the backcountry.
A hiker on Electric Peak and an angler fishing the Yellowstone River died in Yellowstone National Park this week
Marjane Ambler's new book, Yellowstone Has Teeth, may be the tale of life behind the derring-do that hits home for readers not familiar with what the people in parks do, or why.
Paddling trips in the national parks take more than a little planning. To help ensure you cover all the bases and leave nothing necessary at home, here's Traveler's gear list for overnight paddling trips.
Federal lands make up the majority of Utah's landscape, so it shouldn't be surprising that state roads crisscross those lands. But when a state road crosses a national park, and that road is going to be traversed by a bike race, should National Park Service approval be required?
A congressman, after hearing from select witnesses about the impacts of a draft management plan for the Merced River through the Yosemite Valley, charged that the National Park Service is "discouraging" visitation to the iconic valley.