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National Parks

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  • Free entrance to Everglades National Park Saturday and Sunday

    Free entrance to Everglades National Park Saturday and Sunday
    Get outdoors and explore Everglades National Park for free Saturday and Sunday to celebrate opening day weekend. The park service is offering free entrances at more than 100 U.S. national parks to commemorate the holiday. There are lots of fun...
  • Travel info on Utah's Arches National Park

    If you go THE BEST WAY TO ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, UTAH From Los Angeles, the best way to get there is to drive. Just take Interstate 15 all the way to Utah and pick up Interstate 70, turn south on Highway 191 and follow the signs to Moab. It also is...
  • Washington Monument, shut for quake damage, to reopen May 12

    Washington Monument, shut for quake damage, to reopen May 12
    The Washington Monument, a centerpiece of the U.S. capital skyline, will reopen on May 12 after a lengthy closure for earthquake damage, the National Park Service said on Tuesday. The last of the scaffolding that has shrouded the 555-foot-high marble-...
  • A quiet riot at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

    AJO, Ariz. — One of the things that's so remarkable about Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona is how different it is from California's national parks. I'm not talking about desert scrub and cactuses; those things can be found in several...
  • Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson

    Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson
    If a single place can capture humanity's fraught relationship with nature, Edward O. Wilson makes a good case for Mozambique's war-torn Gorongosa National Park. Its limestone gorges and lush rainforests helped rear the earliest humans, and it was humanity...
  • Utah: Grand twists, turns for hikers in Arches National Park

     Utah: Grand twists, turns for hikers in Arches National Park
    ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah — I am seated on a narrow ledge waiting for the setting sun to add a golden glow to the famous Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. A tripod is wedged between my knees. There is not a lot of room here, and a misstep...
  • Sean 'Stanley' Leary dies at 38; mountain adventurer

    When Sean "Stanley" Leary's friends heard he'd gone missing in Utah's Zion National Park, they drove hundreds of miles to help. Leary was well-known in the tight-knit world of mountain adventurers. At Yosemite National Park, he was an old hand, with...
  • Texas man dies in fall from Grand Canyon rim

    Texas man dies in fall from Grand Canyon rim
    A man who fell 350 feet to his death at the Grand Canyon on Saturday was from Texas, it was reported by CBS-TV out of Dallas-Fort Worth. The man, John N. Anderson, 53, of Grapevine, Texas, fell at the canyon rim near the El Tovar Hotel in Arizona....
  • Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine

    In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
  • Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

    Saving the Mojave from the solar threat
    After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
  • Government shutdown blamed for 3% drop in national park visitors in 2013

    The government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas...