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National Parks

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  • Another early opening for Tioga Road, Yosemite's major east-west route

    Another early opening for Tioga Road, Yosemite's major east-west route
    Tioga Road, the east-west roadway in Yosemite National Park that allows visitors to cross the Sierra, opens for the season Monday. It's among the earliest opening dates for the road that closes in winter because of snow and ice -- two things in short...
  • Taking the Kids -- and finding your park

    Taking the Kids -- and finding your park
    Who would have thought a big hole would wow the kids? Of course, it's not just any hole. The Grand Canyon is perhaps the most spectacular hole anywhere. It's a mile deep with 10 miles separating the South Rim, where we were, from the North Rim. No...
  • Thumbs Up For Adult Learning

    A thumbs up on the 25th anniversary of the Adult Learning Program, a 250-member learning-in-retirement group sponsored locally by the University of Connecticut and affiliated nationally with Elderhostel/Road Scholar in Greater Hartford. The program offers...
  • Body of Nevada man recovered after fall at Grand Canyon

    Body of Nevada man recovered after fall at Grand Canyon
    Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say they've recovered the body of a Nevada man who fell to his death about 400 feet off the South Rim. National Park Service officials say 29-year-old Juan Carreras-Soto, of Las Vegas, was visiting the park with...
  • U.S. prosecutors drop case in massive Yosemite fire after witnesses die

    U.S. prosecutors drop case in massive Yosemite fire after witnesses die
    The abrupt deaths of two key witnesses has caused the U.S. Attorney’s office to dismiss an indictment against a bow hunter accused of starting an illegal campfire that sparked the third-largest fire in recorded state history. Keith Matthew...
  • Zoom in on National Park Foundation's 'Share the Experience' photo contest

    Zoom in on National Park Foundation's 'Share the Experience' photo contest
    Can you find a more touching mother and child portrait in a national park? The photograph of a polar bear cuddling with her cub at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska took top prize in the National Park Foundation's 2014 "Share the Experience"...
  • Video: Time flies (and tourists look antsy) at the Grand Canyon

    Video: Time flies (and tourists look antsy) at the Grand Canyon
    You have to see the Grand Canyon. It’s one of the very few sites in North America that justify use of the word “awesome.” But when you do get to the South Rim, the hub of Grand Canyon National Park, you also have to expect that you...
  • Trips to CT's state and national parks are money well spent

    Whether taking a "stay-cation" or "day-cation" in Connecticut, the benefits spread beyond the simple enjoyment of the day when families visit state or national parks, which bring in more than a billion dollars to the state annually. National park tourism...
  • Falls at Starved Rock, Buffalo Rock underscore danger of off-trail hiking

     Falls at Starved Rock, Buffalo Rock underscore danger of off-trail hiking
    When Illinois Conservation Police Officer Phil Wire arrived Tuesday at a rock quarry at Buffalo Rock State Park, where a 21-year-old woman had fallen, he could tell how far she had climbed by the height of the newly exposed patches of dark sand, not yet...
  • Residents weigh in on Rim of the Valley expansion options at town hall

    Residents weigh in on Rim of the Valley expansion options at town hall
    A town hall forum in La Cañada Monday asked residents to weigh in on a recent National Park Service report that calls for potentially expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley corridor of regional...
  • Palos Hills native trapped in mountains in Nepal

    A 34-year-old Palos Hills native has been trapped in the mountains of Nepal since a weekend earthquake that has killed thousands, family members said Wednesday. Corey Ascolani and 26 fellow hikers became trapped in a valley in Langtang National Park,...