Last month, during the Memorial Day Weekend, traffic waiting to enter Arches National Park backed up so far onto U.S. 191 that the Utah Highway Patrol temporarily shut off access to the redrock wonder. That dilemma prompted a suggestion by the park superintendent that perhaps the time had come to issue reservations for people hoping to visit Arches.
Yosemite National Park
Robert Binnewies, a former Yosemite National Park superintendent, wants to warn us about the fragile intersection of preservation and commercialism at the park, but falls short of truly driving his point home.
When the National Park Service's leadership team sat down in August 2014 to draw up a road map for entrance fees across the system, they built upon a study conducted more than a decade earlier.
Dean Potter is dead. The climber who generated controversy over his climb of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in 2006 and led to more specific, and restrictive, climbing regulations in the park died this past weekend in an illegal BASE jumping incident at Yosemite National Park.
A testing program put in place after three visitors to Yosemite National Park died in 2012 from a rodent-borne disease detected no hantavirus in the park's iconic valley last year, though some was detected in the area surrounding Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, according to the California Department of Public Health.
A testing program put in place after three Yosemite National Park visitors died in 2012 from a rodent-borne disease detected no hantavirus in the park's iconic valley last year, though some was detected in the area surrounding Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, according to the California Department of Public Health.
More evidence of the mild, precipation-wise, winter in the Sierra: The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park is scheduled to open this coming Monday at 8 a.m.
The cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be in place this Saturday, May 2 and available for hikers. This opening date is three weeks earlier than previously scheduled due to the low snowpack.
On a day set aside to celebrate the Earth and the environmental movement, the Interior Department and National Park Service gave us dollars and cents.
One incident of vandalism in the National Park System has been resolved, agents continue to investigate a more high-profile, and wide-spread case in which a woman used acrylic paint to create images in parks across the West.