Amid all the hoopla, celebration, and excitement surrounding the National Park Service's 100th birthday this year, one fact is inescapable: Lodging in the parks this summer will be hard to find. But...it won't be impossible to find.
Denali National Park and Preserve
On day 75 of a planned 65-day solo trek near the roof of Denali National Park, Masatoshi Kuriaki had had enough. With the press of a button on his personal locator beacon, the Japanese mountaineer summoned help from the park's climbing rangers.
Three decades ago there was talk that the only discussion of mining for gold at Kantishna in Denali National Park and Preserve would be done in the vein of interpretation, but now an Alaskan man is seeking permission to develop his placer claims in an operation that seems daunting but holds the potential for a large payday if U.S. Geological Survey estimates are accurate.
What’s in a name? Well, when you hear Hance, the Big Drop, Lost Paddle, or Lava Falls, we’re talking about some of the largest, craziest river rapids in our national parks. Interesting names, for sure, but how do they rate? We posed this question to our river rats: What are the best rapids in the parks? They came up with quite a list. So, if you’re looking for exciting and death-defying whitewater in the parks…
Ice-carving, sled dogs and snow sculpting are among the highlights of this year’s Denali Winterfest, set for Feb. 24-28 in and around Denali National Park and Preserve.
Ice lanterns? They will light your way on a winter stroll in Denali National Park in Alaska on December 21.
The National Park Service has chosen Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture to provide transportation, bus tour, retail, food and beverage, camping and other services under a new 10-year concession contract at Denali National Park and Preserve.
A National Parks Conservation Association campaign launching today is designed to rally public support against threats facing such iconic national parks as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon with hopes the Obama administration will step up and use the tools and authority it has to protect the parks.
Children are natural explorers, but current trends show that youth between the age of 8 to 18 spend more time than ever indoors and less time participating in unstructured outdoor activity. Residents of Fairbanks, Alaska, can buck this trend, as they have access to many parks and wild landscapes that lend themselves to exercising and experiencing the beauty of Interior Alaska.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Sunday directed that Mount McKinley be officially renamed "Denali," the traditional Koyukon Athabascan name of the peak embraced by Denali National Park and Preserve.