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Plane Crash In Grand Teton National Park Kills Two

A small, single-engine plane crashed in Grand Teton National Park on Wednesday, killing two people on board.

Mystery -- Possibly One Of Murder -- Is Being Investigated At Cuyahoga Valley National Park In Ohio

An investigation is ongoing at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio where hikers stumbled across parts of a human skull and jawbone.

National Parks Quarters Hard To Find, Make A Great Collectible

When was the last time you pulled change out of your pocket and spotted a national park edition quarter? They're not as common as you might think.

Traveler's Gear Box: TravelChair's Paddler Chair

Long days in a canoe can lead to an aching back, unless you modify the basic seating situation. For years I resorted to a Crazy Creek chair, but this summer I found a newer, more comfortable solution.

Reader Participation Day: Has Your Cell Phone Replaced Your "Real Camera" For Taking Photos?

The equipment we use to capture photos of our park visits has changed dramatically over the years, and although they aren't likely to replace a "real camera" for serious photographers, the ability of cell phones to capture quality images has made them increasingly popular with many people. Has your phone replaced your camera for your photos, in parks and elsewhere?

How National Park Service Brochures Have Changed Over The Past 50 Years

Brochures promoting national parks have changed -- a lot -- during the past 50 years.

Heavy Rains Hard On Grand Canyon National Park Trails

Heavy rains that have been falling on the Southwest in recent days are creating problems with some sections of trail in Grand Canyon National Park.

Wife Allegedly Pushed Her Husband Off Glacier National Park Cliff To His Death

A newly married bride has been accused of pushing her husband to his death off a cliff in Glacier National Park.

Birding In The National Parks: This Fall In The National Park System

Spring migration may be the grand pageant of color for birders across North America, but the flip side in autumn is not to be overlooked by birders hoping to catch some rare sightings or just hone their birding skills. Spring is a frenzied rush to breeding grounds. Food, sex, and territory are all that’s on the minds of our feathered friends in May. In the fall, it’s all about heading south for a relaxing winter with the new kids.

Student Conservation Association Crews Erect Trail Markers At Wind Cave National Park

It was hot, dusty, back-breaking work, but someone had to do it. And in the case of planting 116 posts to mark trails at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, that chore fell to two Student Conservation Association crews.
Elwha: A River Reborn The dismantling of dams along the Elwha River in, and just outside, Olympic National Park has been described as the largest dam removal project in U.S. history. Trying to follow the story from afar is difficult, at best, which makes Elwha, A River Reborn, a good book to read.

Searching For Ghosts At Voyageurs National Park

Ghosts will be the subject later this month at Voyageurs National Park when rangers will lead lantern-lit hikes in search of figures out of the past.

Yellowstone National Park Shooting Victim Identified, Details Of Incident Remain Withheld

The toddler killed Saturday by a gunshot in Yellowstone National Park was identified Monday as Ella Marie Tucker, of Pocatello, Idaho, but exact details of the shooting remained withheld by park officials.

Fundraising Campaign For Flight 93 National Memorial Complete, Groundbreaking For Visitor Center On Tuesday

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will travel to Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania on Tuesday to help break ground on the memorial's new visitor center complex.

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Joshua Tree National Park Also Suffering From Flooding, Rockslides

Timpanogos National Monument in Uta and Joshua Tree National Park in California, like North Cascades National Park in Washington state, are dealing with flooding and rockslide problems.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Mark 80th Anniversary Of Civilian Conservation Corps

A look back at the Civilian Conservation Corps is planned for Saturday when the 80th anniversary of the workers' program is marked at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Construction Will Keep Maple Springs Trailhead, Loop Road Closed At Mammoth Cave National Park

The Maple Springs Trailhead and Maple Springs Loop Road in Mammoth Cave National Park, which have been closed all summer due to construction projects, will remain closed through December 1.

Encounter A Humpback Whale Out Of The Water At Glacier Bay National Park Next Year

Come the summer of 2014 you'll be able to see a 45-foot-long humpback whale out of the water at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Zion National Park's Signature Red Roads Getting Touch-Up

Those red roads that are a hallmark of Zion National Park will be getting a touch-up next week, and that could affect traffic in the park's famous canyon.

Investigation Into Fatal Shooting At Yellowstone National Park Continuing

Authorities were continuing their investigation Sunday into a shooting at a Yellowstone National Park campground that claimed the life of a 3-year-old Idaho girl.

Mudslide Buries Parts Of Stehekin At North Cascades National Park

They've been shoveling mud this weekend at Stehekin in North Cascades National Park, where a potent storm spawned a mudslide that inundated parts of the lake-side community.

Fall In The National Parks: West Yellowstone, A Great Fall Base Camp For Yellowstone National Park

West Yellowstone is a welcoming Montana town that serves as a perfect base camp for exploring Yellowstone during the fall.

Nostalgia Plus Nature Equals Two Parks In One At Prince Edward Island National Park

Prince Edward Island, one of the three Maritime Provinces on Canada's Atlantic coast, includes a lovely landscape that evokes a Grandma Moses painting of rural New England. A prime attraction on the island is Prince Edward Island National Park, where the combination of some serious literary nostalgia and fine natural features create what amounts to two parks in one.

Projects At Rocky Mountain National Park To Be Aware Of

As the summer season wraps up in Rocky Mountain National Park, numerous projects are nearing completion.

A Year's Worth Of Mount Rainier National Park Views From The Resident Rangers

Though summer is coming to a close, not all folks in national parks head home. At Mount Rainier National Park and other parks there are quite a few year-round rangers. The following video captures a year's worth of seasons at Rainier from the viewpoint of those rangers.

Colorado Man Dies In Fall At Grand Teton National Park

A Colorado man searching for a campsite after a storm with pelting rain and hail fell to his death in Grand Teton National Park a day before he hoped to summit the Grand Teton.

Child Dies By Gunshot At Yellowstone National Park Campground

A young girl died after reportedly shooting herself in a Yellowstone National Park campground Saturday.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site To Host Campfires And Candlelight Event

A three-decade-long tradition will continue September 14 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site when the fort serves as the backdrop for the 30th Annual Campfires and Candlelight event.

Canyoneer Dies In Fall In "Subway" At Zion National Park

A 47-year-old Ohio woman has been killed in a fall in the "Subway," a popular canyoneering route in Zion National Park in Utah.

Guest Column: Pondering The Proposal To Remove ESA Protection From Gray Wolves

Earlier this summer the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to remove Endangered Species Act protection from the gray wolf. In this guest column, ecologist Barbara Moritsch, author of The Soul of Yosemite: Finding, Defending, and Saving the Valley's Sacred Wild Nature, questions that decision.