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Wawona Tunnel Repairs At Yosemite National Park Will Cause Traffic Delays

Work to clean and repair interior sections of the Wawona Tunnel at Yosemite National Park will lead to occasional traffic delays beginning Sunday and extending into December.

National Park Service Director Jarvis: Been Tough To Gain Funds For Work Preventing Wildfires

Federal land managers have been fighting an uphill battle to gain additional funds to reduce the threat of wildfires in the West, according to National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis.

Log Cabin Resort At Olympic National Park To Be Run By ARAMARK Parks And Destinations

ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, which has been managing the Log Cabin Resort in Olympic National Park on a fill-in basis since last year, has been given a 10-year contract to run the property.

Dining In The Parks: Cache Lake's Quality Camping Food

For many, mealtime on backcountry treks into national parks usually revolves around freeze-dried offerings from the likes of Mountain House and Backpacker's Pantry. Today we'd like to add Cache Lake to the list.

No Sign Of Missing Hiker At Olympic National Park

More than a week has passed since a 71-year-old Seattle man was reported missing at Olympic National Park and searchers have failed to find any sign of him.

Oyster Company Wants Full 9th Circuit Panel To Consider Injunction Against National Park Service

An oyster company battling to keep farming oysters in a wilderness area of Point Reyes National Seashore wants the entire 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear its case against the National Park Service.

War In The Pacific National Historical Park Has Full Schedule Of Programs This Month

At War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam rangers have a full slate of programs for you this month.

Traveler's Gear Box: SPOT's Global Phone

Think you're in the market for a satellite phone? Think very carefully.

Video Offers A "Tanker's-Eye View" Of Yosemite National Park And The Rim Fire

Retardant drops from air tankers have become a standard weapon in the fight against large wildfires, such as the Rim Fire affecting a corner of Yosemite National Park. There's occasional debate about the pros and cons of that technique, but there's no doubting the skill and courage of the crews of those aircraft. Here's a video with a pilot's-eye view of Yosemite during operations over the Rim Fire.

Mountain Bike Trail Added At Big South Fork National River And Recreation Area

Dedication of a new mountain biking trail at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Kentucky is planned for September 28, National Public Lands Day.

American Indians And The Civil War

It would prove to be one of the harshest ironies: American Indians lining up to serve both the Union and Confederate sides in the Civil War, only to have their homelands invaded and taken away in the years following the war.

Young Sled Dogs Get Their Feet Wet At Denali National Park And Preserve

Three of the newest members of the NPS crew at Denali National Park and Preserve are named Prusik, Munter and Clove, and we reported on the birth of the three sled dog pups earlier this summer on the Traveler. The young dogs are doing great and as part of their training, they joined their mom and a ranger in a little exercise that literally let them get their feet wet.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park Could Gain Measure Of Protection From BLM Oil And Gas Leasing Plan

Chaco Culture National Historical Park could gain a measure of protection from oil and gas leasing on surrounding public lands via a draft plan crafted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, though the agency is being prodded to be even more circumspect in shielding the park.

Star Programs At Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument rangers and visitors will be looking to the heavens this weekend, as a special star-gazing program is held at the park's Quarry Visitor Center.

Reader Participation Day: What Was Your Best, And Worst, Experience In The National Parks This Summer?

With the bulk of the summer national park vacations having been taken, we want to know what was the best experience you had in the parks, as well as the worst.

9th U.S. Circuit Court Turns Down Oyster Company's Request For Preliminary Injunction Against National Park Service

An oyster company hoping to retain its lease at Point Reyes National Seashore was dealt another setback Tuesday when an appellate court refused to issue a preliminary injunction against the National Park Service.

California Man Dies In 200-Foot Fall At Sequoia National Park

A California man, who earlier in the day had summited Mount Whitney, was killed when he fell about 200 feet while heading back to the Whitney Portal Trailhead.

Photography In The National Parks: Capturing The Fall

As the harbinger of winter, the autumn season brings a sense of peace and introspection with its quiet isolation, broken only by the occasional haunting call of a bull elk. Crowds are fewer and dispersed. Colors are saturated. The air is clear and crisp. It’s these elements combined together that make fall my favorite season for photography.

Peregrine Chicks, Wolf Pups Spotted At Isle Royale National Park

A handful of newborns in a national park isn't always welcomed with a news release, but when the young are peregrine falcon chicks and wolf pups at Isle Royale National Park, the news is definitely something to note.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Offering History Tours Through The Volcano House

You're invited to take a walk through history at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, where rangers are interpreting the history of the famous Volcano House, one step at a time.

Yosemite's Rim Fire, Yellowstone's Summer Of '88, And Climate Change

As the Rim Fire continues to advance across the northern reaches of Yosemite National Park, challenging firefighters and alarming onlookers, it's hard not to recall perhaps the worst fire season ever to strike a national park, that of the dry, hot, and smoky summer of 1988 in Yellowstone National Park.

Congaree National Park Considering Fees For Camping, Pavilion Reservations, Ranger-Led Canoeing

At Congaree National Park in South Carolina, officials are proposing to institute fees on front-country camping as well as ranger-led canoe tours next year, in part to help local businesses.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Offers Elk Bugling Tours

You can add Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to the list of parks where you can enjoy elk bugling this fall.

"Elk Bike Patrol" Pedaling At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Park the rig and ride the bike. That's the tack being taken in the Cataloochee Valley of Great Smoky Mountains National Park this fall to better manage visitors and elk.

Traveler's Gear Box: Lowepro's DryZone Camera Bags

Water in a national park, whether you're encountering the white-water variety, or a relatively smooth lake, or even pools of water while canyoneering, can wreak havoc on cameras and other electrical equipment. They need protection.

Fall In The National Parks: A Quieter Ride Through Fall Along The Natchez Trace Parkway

Fall, that lofty season when Eastern hardwood forests don foliages red, gold, and orange, lures us like motorized lemmings into national parks to admire nature’s wizardry. We inch along, practically bumper to bumper at times, to be dazzled in a final seasonal hurrah before the paint-by-number leaves are shed and winter’s first squalls convince us that being inside really isn’t such a bad thing.

A Sampling Of Canada's Maritime Provinces Parks: Fortress Of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Many Americans aren't familiar with the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, but in the mid-1700s, this heavily fortified town in present-day Nova Scotia was one of the most important ports and military posts in North America. A visit to the largest historical reconstruction in Canada offers a fun and enlightening glimpse into the past.

Take A Peek Into The Dinosaurian Past Of Petrified Forest National Park

Just the name of Petrified Forest National Park plants the notion in your mind that the Arizona park is full of petrified wood. But this parched-looking landscape also holds stories of the dinosaurs that once roamed here.