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Body Of Hiker Gone Missing In Glacier National Park Found

The body of a 19-year-old Michigan man who failed to return from a rugged backcountry hike in Glacier National Park back in July has been found near Hidden Lake.

Biscayne National Park Preparing For "Most Dangerous Weekend" Of The Year

It's being bill as "the most dangerous weekend of the year" at Biscayne National Park. "It" is Columbus Day Weekend, when the Annual Columbus Day Regatta sets sail.
Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Outdoor Lives) Though it's set in the rugged landscape of the High Sierra running from Sequoia National Park to Yosemite National Park, Almost Somewhere could have played out anywhere as three young women go in search of themselves.

Video: Shades Of Color Sweep Across Grand Teton National Park

Fall has reached the Rockies, and it has brought with it pastels of the season, from reds and oranges to browns and still some green. In Grand Teton National Park, the changing colors of the seasons are captured in this short video presented by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and the Grand Teton Association.

National Park Mystery Photo 55 Revealed: Reading, Writing And Arithmetic

No-nonsense education took place here.

National Park Mystery Photo 55: Americana

It sort of puts you in mind of a Norman Rockwell painting.

Concession Prospectus Issued For Mojave National Preserve

The National Park Service recently issued a concession prospectus for the operation of a food and beverage service in Mojave National Preserve.

Archaeology In the Parks: An Ancient Quarry In Catoctin Mountain Park

With its densely forested landscape, Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland doesn't easily give up its secrets. But if you have a trained eye, you can spot ancient quarries Native Americans relied on for their tools.

UPDATED: Fluky Convergence Of Factors Possibly Behind Hantavirus Outbreak At Yosemite National Park

Though the calendar is running down on the incubation period for Hantavirus infecting visitors who stayed in Yosemite National Park this summer, a ninth case has been confirmed, park officials said Thursday. Three of those individuals died from the rare, rodent-borne disease, while the others are recovering.

Reader Participation Day: Will The Hantavirus Outbreak Affect Your Plans To Visit Yosemite National Park ?

Much of the recent news from Yosemite National Park hasn't focused on the area's spectacular scenery, but rather on an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Thus far, eight people who spent at least one night in the park this summer have been stricken, and three have died. Has this situation caused you to reconsider plans to visit Yosemite?

How Have National Parks And Public Lands Fared Under The Obama Administration?

With the Obama administration nearing the end of its first term, it has a track record for its stance on public lands in general and national parks specifically, and it's not as rosy as many conservationists had hoped for when the president came into office.

Not Too Early To Reserve Your Winter Vacation In Yellowstone National Park

It's not-quite-mid-September, leaves are only starting to turn in some parts of the country, the furnace hasn't kicked on yet...but it's not too early to plan your winter adventure in Yellowstone National Park.

Devils Postpile National Monument Opens New Trail For Backpackers

Backpackers now have a much safer way to get from the overnight hiker parking lot just outside of Devils Postpile National Monument to the Devils Postpile trailhead, which accesses the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails as well as many wilderness destinations on the Inyo National Forest.

Groups Seek To Overturn Decision To Delist Wolves In Wyoming

Not two weeks after Interior Department officials announced their decision to remove Endangered Species Act protection from wolves throughout most of Wyoming, a handful of conservation groups has announced its intention to sue the government over the move.

Birding In The National Parks: Flocking To National Parks For Hawk Spotting

While most people think of the four seasons we all know so well, birders have a different calendar with more descriptive headings than “spring” and “winter.” And right now we are at the peak of hawk season.

Man Who Claimed He Was Shot In Great Smoky Mountains National Park Changes Story

A man who claimed last week that he was shot in the leg while hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park has changed his story and now says the shooting occurred outside the park.

Vice President Biden, Secretary Salazar To Speak At Flight 93 National Memorial

Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address Tuesday during the annual September 11th observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Fall Color Forecast: High Expectations For Bright Foliage In Eastern National Parks

With autumn in the offing, the question for leaf lookers heading to Eastern national parks is—what’s the foliage forecast for fall 2012? Howard S. Neufeld has some good news for you—but the reasons why aren’t simple.

New Visitor And Research Center Starts A New Chapter At Mesa Verde National Park

A long-held dream of superintendents at Mesa Verde National Park is about to come true. Construction workers are putting the finishing touches on the Mesa Verde National Park Visitor and Research Center, a $12.1 million facility set to open November 26.

Second Annual Grand Teton National Park Film Festival Touches On Bears, Rivers And Sacrifice

Charging brown bears, indigenous farmers in Peru, and the fate of the Colorado River are just some of the images and topics that will be on display this week when the 2nd Annual Grand Teton National Park Film Festival opens.
Mr. Hornaday William Temple Hornaday was a very extraordinary man who we should be honoring for his crusade to save wildlife, including bison, and yet history shunted him off to a dusty side table until Stefan Bechtel happened accidentally upon him.

Weed Spraying At Theodore Roosevelt National Park On Monday

If you're planning to be in Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Monday, you might want to keep an eye out for aerial weed-spraying operations. 

Geology Along Skyline Drive Will Stand In Stark Relief At September Event

National parks are important resources for researchers like Dr. Robert Badger, author of Geology Along Skyline Drive – A Self-guided Tour for Motorists. His program on the geology of the park will be the perfect opportunity to hear a scientist’s insight into the scenery of the Skyline Drive.

Bodies Of Two Climbers Recovered From Glacier At Mount Rainier National Park

The bodies of two climbers have been found on a glacier at Mount Rainier National Park, a month after melting snow uncovered the body of a climber missing since January.

Two Celebrated North Carolina High Country Landmarks Commemorate Anniversaries

Two landmark bridges in the North Carolina High Country near Boone celebrate anniversaries this month with major events and activities planned for Tuesday September 11, 2012.

NPS Issues Prospectus for a Concession at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

The National Park Service recently issued a prospectus soliciting proposals for boat tours and associated food services at the Hemenway Harbor area of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This is between two sections of the Las Vegas Boat Harbor Marina Complex at the southwest end of the lake near Hoover Dam.

Man Reports Being Shot Twice In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A backcountry hiker in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was transported to a hospital Friday afternoon with two gunshot wounds in his leg.

Avalanche Trail In Glacier National Park Reopened To Public

You once again can hike to Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park thanks to the minimal activity of the "Avalanche Wildland Fire."

Postcard From Alaska: Aboard The Serac At Kenai Fjords National Park

Spending summers in Kenai Fjords National Park and Preserve can be a wonderful experience, even if you're tasked with pulling invasive weeds out of a breathtaking landscape.