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National Parks

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  • Go Away With ... Derek Hough

    Go Away With ... Derek Hough
    More famous than many of the celebrities with whom he is paired on "Dancing with the Stars," professional dancer Derek Hough is a star in his own right. Hough, 29, has won an Emmy Award for his choreography on the series, as well as an unprecedented...
  • Death Valley: Zabriskie Point area to shut temporarily for repairs

    Death Valley: Zabriskie Point area to shut temporarily for repairs
    One of the most famous views in Death Valley National Park will be off-limits this fall and winter. Access to Zabriskie Point, where visitors go to see sweeping views of the park's famous Badlands, will be closed Oct. 1 for a major rehabilitation project,...
  • In Katmai National Park, Alaska, up close with bears pursuing salmon

    In Katmai National Park, Alaska, up close with bears pursuing salmon
    In the Alaska of my mind, it is always summer. A bear stands hip-deep in glacial runoff, swatting salmon and swallowing them whole. Eagles wheel overhead. Moose meander in the bush. The theme from "Northern Exposure" echoes across the tundra. The real...
  • Pullman a national park? This could be big

    Pullman a national park? This could be big
    Dozens of attempts to revitalize Pullman, the far South Side neighborhood named for one of the nation's first factory towns, have struggled. There are finally some signs of life there, and now one really promising opportunity. It — he —...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • The Thrifty Traveler: Experience scenic savings in South Dakota's Black Hills

    The Thrifty Traveler: Experience scenic savings in South Dakota's Black Hills
    The Black Hills of South Dakota may be famous for being the home of Mount Rushmore, but those in the know make an annual trek for the rock climbing, wildlife, national park access and scenic driving options. In fact, it's particularly popular with the...
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park is unmatched in the park system

    Lassen Volcanic National Park is unmatched in the park system
    The moment had arrived. That magical wisp of time at sunset when the earth is transformed by golden light and the sky takes on kaleidoscopic colors. We had been following a trail around Manzanita Lake, one of the most iconic features of California's...
  • 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...
  • Fighting to keep the oil boom out of North Dakota park

    THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. From the vista where Valerie Naylor stands, the scenery is undeniably spectacular: Sculpted hills with layers of beige sandstone and ribbons of gray coal, pockets of cottonwood trees and junipers rustling, the...