| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:38 PM
I could tell it was going to be an extra-special trip when driving from the Jackson Hole airport to Yellowstone National Park. More than 100 bison stampeded across the road in front of us. My husband, our 9-year-old triplets and I were enjoying the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:05 PM
WASHINGTON — She was called the "the most famous woman in Los Angeles."
That was how the wife of famed "Pathfinder" John C. Fremont was described in her Los Angeles Times obituary in 1902.
Though she is not as well known today, she could be on...
| Feb 4, 2014
Re "Athletes run out of Death Valley," Feb. 2
I read with great sadness that the athletes are being run out of Death Valley at the same time the region is being filled with more and more tourists in motorized vehicles.
How ironic that on the day...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Almost 7 million people visited national parks in Maryland in 2012, generating some $217.2 million in spending and 2,770 jobs, according to the National Park Service.
In Baltimore, Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine drew more than 744,000...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Two mountain lion kittens were fatally struck by vehicles on the 126 Freeway near the northwest border of Los Angeles County, the National Park Service said.
The approximately 10-month-old kittens were hit Jan. 31, less than two weeks after another...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
We were pleased to see your recent report on visitation to Maryland's national parks ("Almost 7 million visit Maryland National Parks," March 4).
However, we were dismayed that the article overlooked the largest and most visited national park in...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:04 PM
The partial 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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Federal prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor citation filed against a man who leaped off a cliff to save his wife, whose parachute had failed to open during the newlyweds’ adventure in southern Utah.
Amber Marie Bellows, 28, died after she...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Who knew that a man renowned for his progressive-minded accomplishments in advancing an educational institution would prefer to spend his leisure exploring underdeveloped lands and ancient civilizations? That, in a nutshell, describes Maryland Institute...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Federal biologists clad in waders and armed with long-handled nets this week moved hundreds of red-legged frog eggs from a San Fernando Valley stream to carefully selected wetlands 10 miles away in the first attempt to expand the threatened species' range...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display for Rio de Janeiro's exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew, even by local standards. In the Big Easy, revelers throw beads...