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Tracking "The Beat" Of Glaciers In North Cascades And Mount Rainier National Parks

Glaciers are the master craftsmen of mountains. Down through the centuries their massive weight grinds down and rearranges the face of mountains. Glaciologist Jon Riedel takes a look at these rivers of ice, and their impact on the landscapes of North Cascades and Mount Rainier national parks, in this captivating video.
The Warbler Guide The Warbler Guide is 560 pages of identification tools that exceed anything on the market I have encountered for any other group of birds.

Mount Baldy Remains Closed At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

In the wake of an accident in which a 6-year-old boy was swallowed by a sink hole in the Mount Baldy sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, officials have closed access to the massive dune indefinitely.

21-Mile Stretch Of Blue Ridge Parkway Closed Due To Structural Concerns

A crack in the Blue Ridge Parkway has led officials to close a 21-mile stretch of the scenic parkway until they can more closely assess the stability of the road.

Are Bear Problems At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Tied To Sequestration?

Are bear problems at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin tied to the budget sequestration? They could be, as the lakeshore wasn't able to hire as many seasonal rangers as it has in the past.

Nearly $200,000 In Grants Distributed To Help Improve Historic Preservation Across National Park System

Nearly $200,000 is being distributed across the National Park System to help staff use science and technology for historic preservation.

Around The Parks: Drug Busts In Utah, Body Found At Glacier National Park, National Mall Photo Contest

A look at news from around the National Park System finds drug busts in Utah, another hiker death at Glacier National Park, and a photo contest for the National Mall.

A Whimsical Video Primer On Mountain Goats And Bighorn Sheep From Parks Canada

Do people really have a problem telling the difference between mountain goats and bighorn sheep? Perhaps. The folks at Parks Canada thought it was a big enough issue to produce the following witty and whimsical skit on the two creatures, with Banff National Park as a backdrop.

Humpback Whales Crowding Waters In Glacier Bay National Park, Ships Ordered To Slow Down

It sounds like a great time to be in Glacier Bay National Park whale watching. Park officials have ordered cruise ships to reduce their speeds due to "extremely high humpback whale densities."

Student Conservation Association Working On Repairing Gateway National Recreation Area's Hurricane Damage

Hurricane Sandy last fall left Gateway National Recreation Area a mess, particularly along Great Kills Park. Fortunately, the Student Conservation Association came to the rescue.

Six-Year-Old Rescued After Being Trapped For Hours Under Sand At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

A 6-year-old boy trapped for more than three hours in a sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was reported to be in critical condition Saturday, though was responding to doctors.

Birthday Party Planned For Raspberry Light At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Raspberry Light at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore turns 150 on July 20, and a party is planned.

Body Of Man Missing In Shenandoah National Park Found

The body of a man missing in Shenandoah National Park since last weekend has been found, although a cause of death has not yet been determined.

Traveler's Gear Box: The Odin Collection From Helly Hansen

In Norse mythology, "Odin" was considered to be the father of all gods. In Helly Hansen technology circles, "Odin" is attached to a line of outerwear that is suitable for just about all situations, from mountains down to the coastlines.

Fort Laramie National Historic Site To Celebrate 75th Birthday

Fort Laramie Historic Site, which preserves a frontier fort on the windswept Wyoming plains, will celebrate its 75th birthday as a unit of the National Park System next week.

Heavy Rains Cause Structural Problems, Force Closure Of North Unit Visitor Center At Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Heavier than normal rains have led to structural problems with the visitor center in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and forced its closure.

Man Sentenced In Connection With Damage To Max Patch Bald On Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Earlier this year we told you about a flagrant act of vandalism along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, where someone went crazy on all-terrain vehicles on the Max Patch bald along the Tennessee-North Carolina line. Now we can tell you a man has been convicted of vandalism in connection with the incident and sentenced to three months in jail.
Photographing Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Great Images (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series) The features of today's cameras, coupled with the size of some national parks, can make photographing the parks on your vacation a daunting task. But when it comes to Big Bend National Park, Kathy Adams Clark has a book you should read.

New Lodging Options At Glacier National Park

Two historic buildings near Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, the Cobb House and Snyder Hall, have been successfully rehabilitated and are now available as visitor lodging through park concessioner, Glacier Park, Inc.

Rocky Mountain National Park's Trail Ridge Road, Not A Good Place For Vertigo

Driving Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is not for those who suffer vertigo. No guardrails will stop your vehicle if you edge off the pavement, and the flanks of the mountains drop away quickly, and steeply.

Three Injured By Falling Tree At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Three people, including two young children, were injured Wednesday when stormy weather downed a tree in Cades Cove at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Search Under Way For Missing Man In Shenandoah National Park

A search was under way Wednesday for a Virginia man who failed to return from a weekend trip to Shenandoah National Park.

Congressman Claims National Park Service "Discouraging" Visitation To Yosemite National Park

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.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore To Hold Public Hearings On New Beach Access Points

When Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials implemented an off-road management plan for the 70-mile-long seashore off North Carolina's coast, they agreed to create new public access points to the beach. Next week the public will get a chance to discuss those plans.

Jones Hole Trail At Dinosaur National Monument Still Closed Due To Rock Slides

A section of the Jones Hole Trail in Dinosaur National Monument remains closed to hikers and anglers until geologists can determine whether a cliffside has stabilized after releasing several rock slides last month.

Fruit Harvest At Capitol Reef National Park Could Be Late This Year

While some fruits are ready for harvest at Capitol Reef National Park in Utah, other crops could arrive later than normal due to colder weather earlier this year.

Concessions Employee Falls To His Death While Climbing In Glacier National Park

A 21-year-old Florida man climbing in Glacier National Park was killed when he fell about 1,000 feet from Apikuni Mountain, park officials said.

A View From The Overlook: A Virginia Farmer

My wife suggested that she would like to do something different and interesting on her birthday. Now if I were Bill Gates or that nice Zuckerburg boy that might mean leasing the island of Lanai and inviting friends. Since that is not the case, I suggested a boat trip to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, our first President and Founding Father. It would not only be patriotic but cheap.

After More Than 40 Years, New Exhibits At Fort Raleigh Historic Site Visitor Center

After more than four decades, new exhibits, some including artifacts never displayed by the National Park Service, have been installed at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site's visitor center in North Carolina.

Reader Participation Day: Which Road Would You Choose, Going-To-The-Sun, Or Trail Ridge?

There are many incredible drives in the National Park System, but two of the best, at least in the western half of the country, are Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Which is your favorite, and why?