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National Parks

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  • Darth Vader visits Joshua Tree National Park, er, Tatooine

    Darth Vader visits Joshua Tree National Park, er, Tatooine
    Catherine Lacey Dodd's son's birthday and Halloween fall around the same time of year. Earlier this month, they engaged their imaginations and their love of all things "Star Wars," and headed out to Joshua Tree National Park. "For my boys, both the...
  • Canada: Take a photo tour along British Columbia coast

    Canada: Take a photo tour along British Columbia coast
    Canada’s Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is the location for a hands-on photo tour offered by Outer Shores Expeditions. The five-day excursion departs from (and returns to) Ucluelet, British Columbia, and takes in the open ocean, scenic...
  • National Mall in Washington, D.C. has undergone big improvements

    National Mall in Washington, D.C. has undergone big improvements
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — It's improving. It's better. Americans can be proud of it again. What, you thought we were talking about Congress? We're talking about the National Mall — this city's national park that contains everything from the...
  • Death Valley marks two key anniversaries with free entry, activities

    Death Valley marks two key anniversaries with free entry, activities
    Death Valley National Park will waive the $20 entrance fee Friday and Saturday to mark anniversaries of two key land-protection laws. Those laws, the 1964 Wilderness Act and the 1994 California Desert Protection Act, shifted Death Valley's status from a...
  • Five places in California to get your Halloween scary on

    Five places in California to get your Halloween scary on
    Looking for a scare this Halloween? Here are five places that offer something different to do, from a tarot card reading to a Halloween soiree to a night hike in a national park. Free fortunes: Where can you find a decent psychic on Halloween? Tarot...
  • Delaware Water Gap divers battle conditions, emotions

     Delaware Water Gap divers battle conditions, emotions
    "Go make history," U.S. Park Ranger Michael Croll said. Over the side of his boat, men in wet suits played with meters and tested goggles. They bobbed up and down in a metal-colored ooze, the surface of which reflected the autumnal foliage of the...
  • Get greater vacation value with wilderness getaways

    Get greater vacation value with wilderness getaways
    When it comes to affordable getaway options, wilderness retreats have a great deal to offer. With plenty of free and cost-effective activities built into the experience, there are lots of things to love about the impact these types of trips have on your...
  • Montana bride who shoved husband off cliff appeals murder conviction

    Montana bride who shoved husband off cliff appeals murder conviction
    A Montana bride who admitted pushing her new husband off a cliff at Glacier National Park is appealing her murder conviction on grounds prosecutors distorted facts, acted vindictively toward her and engaged in misconduct, such as publicly labeling her a...
  • Authorities look for woman who may have vandalized 10 national parks

    Authorities look for woman who may have vandalized 10 national parks
    The National Park Service is hunting for a serial vandalizer: a woman believed to have spent the last few weeks visiting parks in the West and defacing landmarks by painting images on them. The park service believes as many as 10 parks have been...
  • Round-Up: Hong Kong protest art, an Iraqi photo agency, lots of Gehry

    New trustees at MOCA, vandalism at the national parks, early satellite images of Antarctica, and the beguiling installation sculptures produced by the protesters in Hong Kong. Plus, everything Frank Gehry and Cannibal Shia LaBeouf. It's the Round-Up:...
  • Art vandalism in Yosemite, other parks prompts investigation

    Art vandalism in Yosemite, other parks prompts investigation
    Reports of artistic vandalism in 10 national parks in the West have prompted an investigation from the National Park Service, which said it is looking into incidents in five states, including California. The agency said in an announcement Wednesday that...