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National Parks

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  • National Park Service: Denali Park Road to be plowed to mile 12 Saturday, weather permitting

    National Park Service officials say the road through Denali National Park and Preserve will be plowed to mile 12 Saturday, weather permitting. Opening part of the 92-mile Denali Park Road to private vehicles in the winter is a new program at the park....
  • Turner River: Reviving an ecosystem

    The five-foot alligator posed agreeably as tourists shot photos of it lounging in the canal that runs parallel to Turner River Road, north of U.S. 41 in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The gator's hangout that Friday afternoon may have been no...
  • How Obama wants to spend Americans' money next year: an agency-by-agency look

    Sure, $4 trillion sounds like a lot. But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more. Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016...
  • Family travel five: Lay down tracks with winter adventures

    Warm up to the wonders of winter adventure. Here are five ideas to consider: 1.Yellowstone National Park: Discover the magic of our first national park cloaked in its winter finery. New snowfall serves as the perfect backdrop for a Nordic adventure to...
  • Boston, Chicago lead in ratings of extra-large U.S. hostels

     Boston, Chicago lead in ratings of extra-large U.S. hostels
    If saving money trumps luxury amenities when you're on the hunt for lodging, hostels can be a good choice. While at one time staying in a hostel meant sharing a dorm with strangers, it's now possible in some locations to get private rooms. Hostelworld.com...
  • Quickest way to get down to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

    Quickest way to get down to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas
    Las Vegas makes a great jumping off point to see the Grand Canyon, but at 270 miles away, it'’s still a four-and-a-half-hour drive. Enter Maverick Helicopters, the quickest way to get to one of the seven natural wonders in the world. During a...
  • Yosemite entrance and camping fees going up March 1

    Yosemite entrance and camping fees going up March 1
    America's best idea is about to get a little pricier. Starting March 1, it will cost $25 to $30 to enter Yosemite National Park, officials announced last week. The current entrance fee is $20, good for seven days. It will rise to $25 during the...
  • Letters: Death Valley is stunningly beautiful, F-18s and all

    Letters: Death Valley is stunningly beautiful, F-18s and all
    Enjoyed the Death Valley article and video (lat.ms/1L8FiWg) ["Death Valley Comes Alive" by Christopher Reynolds, Jan. 25]. We visited Death Valley only a few months ago, my first visit since the '70s, and loved it. We were standing at the viewpoint at the...
  • 'Virunga' details a complicated story of oil exploration in Congo

    'Virunga' details a complicated story of oil exploration in Congo
    When filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel first arrived in eastern Congo to film what ultimately became the Oscar-nominated documentary "Virunga," he'd hoped to showcase an inspiring story of about 500 lionhearted park rangers who risk their lives to protect...
  • A look at Jamestown's role in forging the chains of slavery

    No place was more instrumental in the development and definition of slavery in Virginia than the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Here are some of the landmark events that played out in the colony's first capital during the 1600s:...
  • Day trips from the Lehigh Valley

    Day trips from the Lehigh Valley
    DAY TRIPPIN' • Culinary Institute of America, Vanderbilt Estate tour, lunch at Caterine de Medice Ristorante, April 24. $113. Nativity Lutheran Church, Teri, 484-547-7690. • Patsy Kline impersonator, Mount Airy Casino, buffet, Feb. 24. $60....