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National Parks

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  • 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...
  • P-22, P-41, and the future of L.A.'s mountain lions

    P-22, P-41, and the future of L.A.'s mountain lions
    They started life as city boys. In Washington, Seth Riley (at right in the photo) grew up interested in snakes (not the political kind), and in Chicago, Jeff Sikich sometimes went fishing with his grandfather. How things change. Both are now hands-on...
  • 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...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
    Exploring Mayan ruins, strolling in colonial towns, hiking and bird-watching in the rainforest, bartering in markets: Guatemala offers cruise passengers these opportunities and more. Guatemala, a Central American country, borders Mexico, Belize,...
  • A Rocky road trip

    A Rocky road trip
    The 100-year history and 415 square miles of Rocky Mountain National Park represents merely a fraction of the range's age and size. Yet the centennial celebration, and a direct link between the park and the Burlington area via U.S. 34, seems to offer as...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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...
  • Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident

    Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident
    Dean Potter knew the risks every time he flew off a cliff in a wingsuit. The extreme athlete lost a friend to a BASE jumping accident last year, and at that friend's memorial service he spoke about the death-defying nature of the sport. "He always...
  • Exchange student gored by bison in Yellowstone Park

    Exchange student gored by bison in Yellowstone Park
    A 16-year-old girl has been gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture near the animal. The National Park Service says the unidentified girl's injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The agency described her as an...