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National Parks

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  • California's national parks

    California's national parks
    Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Ft. Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4900 or...
  • Scant snow means Crater Lake, Ore., cabins, campground will open early

    Scant snow means Crater Lake, Ore., cabins, campground will open early
    Cabins and facilities inside Oregon's Crater Lake National Park will open Friday, a month earlier than usual, thanks to light snow and dry conditions. Usually officials wait for the snow to melt before opening facilities at Crater Lake, which is 1,943...
  • Mountain lion P-22 should have a real name; bring on the suggestions!

    Mountain lion P-22 should have a real name; bring on the suggestions!
    When we wrote an editorial last week suggesting that the mountain lion P-22, who strolled out of his usual Griffith Park habitat and temporarily hunkered down in the crawl space of a nearby Los Feliz house, should be given a proper name, our readers...
  • The Grand Canyon, just as the Kolb brothers pictured it

    The Grand Canyon, just as the Kolb brothers pictured it
    They were just a couple of greenhorns from Pittsburgh, but the Kolb brothers knew the greatest photo op in the West when they saw it. It was 1902. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway had just begun service to the Grand Canyon. The Kolbs gaped at the...
  • Free entrance to Everglades National Park on Saturday and Sunday

    Free entrance to Everglades National Park on Saturday and Sunday
    Get free entrance to Everglades National Park on Saturday and Sunday. Entrance is free at all U.S. national parks to celebrate National Park Week. Entrance fees of $5-$10 will be waived at the main entrance in Homestead and in Shark Valley, off the...
  • P-22 data show mountain lion left Los Feliz house soon after media hoopla

    P-22 data show mountain lion left Los Feliz house soon after media hoopla
    P-22, the celebrity mountain lion of Griffith Park, spent only a short time under a Los Feliz house before he was discovered by a worker, according to National Park Service scientists' evaluation of GPS data from the puma's tracking collar. By 6 a.m....
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
    Exploring Mayan ruins, strolling in colonial towns, hiking and bird-watching in the rainforest, bartering in markets: Guatemala offers cruise passengers these opportunities and more. Guatemala, a Central American country, borders Mexico, Belize,...
  • Three lawmakers urge Park Service action on Rim of the Valley study

     Three lawmakers urge Park Service action on Rim of the Valley study
    Saying a study of the Rim of the Valley Corridor's future is months overdue and stuck in "bureaucratic limbo," three local members of Congress are urging the National Park Service to release the report. Reps. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank), Judy Chu (D-...
  • SoFla history comes alive at free Vintage Day celebration on Saturday

    SoFla history comes alive at free Vintage Day celebration on Saturday
    Get free entry to Everglades National Park at the Homestead entrance to celebrate the fifth annual "Vintage Day" on Saturday. Turn-of-the-century South Florida history comes alive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as costumed Gladesmen, gator and plume hunters,...
  • Russian Waterways cruise includes journey on Volga River

    Russian Waterways cruise includes journey on Volga River
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: SmarTours is offering its 10-night Cruise of the Czars: The Russian Waterways priced from $2,699 per person double occupancy, including...
  • The People Behind the Places: A budding traveler and photographer

    The People Behind the Places: A budding traveler and photographer
    Amber Larks, a West Hills resident who attends college in Washington, describes a recent trip to the Gulf of California and Mexico with her grandparents as one of her most memorable trips. The islands she saw on her two-week sailing adventure were...