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National Parks

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  • Mountain climber Evan Klofach, 79, heads out on his 'last big adventure'

    Mountain climber Evan Klofach, 79, heads out on his 'last big adventure'
    While many retirees devote time to exercising, volunteering and spending time with family, Evan Klofach has managed to squeeze in another activity — visiting majestic mountain ranges. From the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps to Alpamayo in the...
  • Simon Beck's astonishing snow art comes to Canada and Utah

    Simon Beck's astonishing snow art comes to Canada and Utah
    When Simon Beck stomps through fields of fresh snow, art happens. In his first trip to North America, the British snow artist was invited by Banff Lake Louise Tourism to create a series of large-scale designs in snow. Beck has been making snowflakes,...
  • Correction: Nevada Rancher-Federal Lands story

    In a story March 31 about a federal lands bill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that national park under the purview of the Bureau of Land Management. They are under the National Park Service. Both the BLM and the Park Service are under the...
  • Variety of fee increases in store for park visitors

    The National Park Service has proposed or enacted fee increases that will be used to make a dent in an estimated $11.5 billion backlog of work needed to maintain or fix roads, trails and campgrounds in federal parks and recreation areas. Examples include:...
  • Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks

    Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks
    For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday. During an ongoing relocation effort, dozens of bighorns have been captured with nets...
  • Dig planned at Revolutionary site in southern New Jersey

    Researchers are digging into the New Jersey site of a major Revolutionary War battle. Officials are planning at archaeological dig for June at the site now known as Red Bank Battlefield Park in the southern New Jersey town of National Park. The National...
  • 'Ultimate road trip' travels through Orlando, avoids South Florida

    'Ultimate road trip' travels through Orlando, avoids South Florida
    Many might consider Florida the tourist capital of America, but when it comes to visiting major U.S. landmarks, a recently released "ultimate road trip" guide shows a quick trip through the Sunshine State.  Michigan State University computer scientist...
  • National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'

    National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'
    WASHINGTON — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there's also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white....
  • Tour takes bicyclists for a seven-day trip through western Montana

     Tour takes bicyclists for a seven-day trip through western Montana
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: The Tour de Montana is a seven-day/six-night bicycle tour of western Montana offered July 13-19 by the Cycle House. Starting at $2,095 per...
  • Sierra Nevada pine tree die-off worsens as beetles thrive in drought

    PINEHURST, Calif. A massive die-off of pine trees in the southern Sierra Nevada caused by beetles attacking drought-stressed trees is turning forests brown and creating a fire tinderbox. From El Portal in Mariposa County to Kernville in Kern County and...
  • National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'

    After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places, but it suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white. With its centennial...