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National Parks

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  • Santa Barbara tourism industry fends off oil spill concerns

    Santa Barbara tourism industry fends off oil spill concerns
    Is Santa Barbara covered in oil? Should I cancel my kayaking trip to Channel Islands National Park? Those are the kinds of questions Michael Cohen and his staff at Santa Barbara Adventure Co. have been fielding since Tuesday's oil spill at Refugio State...
  • Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

    The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park. David Rockefeller, the retired CEO of Chase...
  • Cost to enter Yellowstone National Park going up

    Beginning June 1, it will cost more to visit Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service announced Monday that the entrance fee to the first national park will increase to $30 per vehicle. The current fee is $25. The pass is good for seven days....
  • Lion attacks mean no more going it alone in Zimbabwe park

     Lion attacks mean no more going it alone in Zimbabwe park
    Zimbabwe: National Parks and Wildlife Authority announced that tourists visiting Mana Pools National Park no longer will be allowed to walk freely in the park. Visitors will be required to hire an armed ranger to accompany them for $25, and anyone...
  • Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite cliff jump

    A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said. It's not clear...
  • Climber Dean Potter, friend tried to clear 'notch' at Yosemite before deaths

    Rock climbers Dean Potter and Graham Hunt, who died in a BASE-jumping accident at Yosemite National Park on Saturday, were attempting to clear a "notch" on the mountain but slammed into the rock instead, an official said Monday. Mike Gauthier, chief...
  • BASE instinct: The thrill to fly carries risk with each jump

    The deaths of extreme athlete Dean Potter and his friend Graham Hunt in Yosemite National Park brought renewed attention to the risks of BASE jumping and its more dangerous offshoot, wingsuit flying. WHAT IS BASE JUMPING? The term BASE jumping was...
  • Pinnacles National Monument

     
    April 1954: Section of the Pinnacles National Monument, left photo, where 30,000,000 years ago spewing volcanoes laid down fantastic formations. Boulders, right photo, some weighing 50,000 tons, stick between walls in Pinnacles Monument, now the Pinnacles...
  • Wingsuit fliers in Yosemite knew they were cheating death

    Two wingsuit fliers who leaped from a cliff in Yosemite National Park were trying to zoom through a notch in a ridgeline and were airborne for about 15 seconds when they slammed into a rocky outcropping and were killed, a friend said Monday. Dean Potter,...
  • Photos from lost camera headed to Nebraska woman

    A Nebraska woman said she's excited to see snapshots from a camera recently found near a creek in Montana's Glacier National Park. Montana photographer and editor Chris Peterson was looking to photograph some ducks last month when he noticed the camera...
  • Dean Potter's death just the latest to strike Yosemite climbing community

    Dean Potter's death just the latest to strike Yosemite climbing community
    The death this weekend of rock climbers Dean Potter and Graham Hunt in Yosemite National Park underscore the dangers of the sport. Yosemite has long drawn both amateur rock climbers and "extreme" stars such as Potter.  Potter had jumped from the...