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National Parks

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  • Drones banned over Appalachian Trail, other National Park Service lands

    Drones banned over Appalachian Trail, other National Park Service lands
    If you find the idea of unmanned drones buzzing around in the skies above you just a bit unsettling, well, the National Park Service is with you on that. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail has put hikers and hobbyists on notice that drones will not...
  • Travel letters: The joys of visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park

    Lodging and more at Lassen I loved the article on Lassen Volcanic National Park ["That Wow Moment" by Rosemary McClure, Aug. 10]. My husband and I enjoyed several days there over Thanksgiving a couple of years ago. Although the road past the visitor...
  • Missing hiker found dead in Kings Canyon park was first-year teacher

    Missing hiker found dead in Kings Canyon park was first-year teacher
    A body discovered in steep, rocky terrain in the Kings Canyon National Park area is that of a man who had been reported missing earlier this week after failing to come back from a weeklong hiking trip, authorities said. The body of 46-year-old Gregory...
  • Plan Commission OKs new Pullman sports facility

    Plan Commission OKs new Pullman sports facility
    A $15 million sports facility in the Pullman neighborhood that a local aldermen calls a "game changer" for young student-athletes on the South Side was endorsed Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission. Although the nonprofit group building the...
  • Arizona: Newly paved road shortens, smooths trip to canyon's west rim

    A popular shortcut from Las Vegas to the west rim of the Grand Canyon is now a quicker, smoother trip. With the paving of a nine-mile stretch of Diamond Bar Road in northwest Arizona, the round-trip drive to Grand Canyon West, with its popular Skywalk...
  • The glory of Olympic National Park, rain or shine

    The glory of Olympic National Park, rain or shine
    The first family camping trip I remember was at Washington's Kalaloch, an Olympic National Park campground perched just above a wave-pummeled Pacific beach. My parents somehow snagged an oceanfront campsite. By day, swarms of kids played on the sun-...
  • Three bodies found on Mt. Rainier may be those of missing climbers

    Bodies of three people who may have been among six climbers killed in a fall on Mt. Rainier in late May were discovered last week, officials with the National Park Service said Tuesday. The May victims, two experienced guides and four of their clients,...
  • Mountain lions' genetic diversity hindered by Southland freeways, homes

    Mountain lions' genetic diversity hindered by Southland freeways, homes
    Hemmed in by freeways and other development, the few mountain lions living in the Santa Monica Mountains are predictably -- and dangerously -- losing genetic diversity. Researchers suspected as much, but a new analysis of the big cats finds that, in...
  • Zion National Park: Cathedrals of nature

    Zion National Park: Cathedrals of nature
    When the 19th-century Mormon pioneers came upon Zion Canyon and settled this area, they were self-consciously biblical in their outlook. Isaac Behunin, who is given credit for naming the gorge that runs through what is now a national park, declared, "A...
  • Fort Monroe: Tours help visitors to new park get to know the old fort

    Fort Monroe: Tours help visitors to new park get to know the old fort
    The authorities in charge of Fort Monroe are looking for new ways to bring history to visitors beyond traditional brick-and-mortar displays within the Casemate Museum. Guides have started hosting weekly walking tours that wind through the nearly 560-...
  • If grizzly bears returned, would Californians be safe?

    Things could get a little bit wilder in California in the not-too-distant future. OR-7, the celebrated wolf that wandered from northeastern Oregon all the way into California, didn't stay here. But he settled fairly close, in southwestern Oregon, with a...