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National Parks

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  • Free admission to national parks this weekend

    It's National Park Week, so why not be wild and free. From April 19-27, the National Park Service is celebrating the nation's more than 400 parks with special events and activities. To launch "National Park Week: Go Wild" this weekend, admission to...
  • Unlock a historic stay with C&O Canal Quarters program

    Unlock a historic stay with C&O Canal Quarters program
    For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is special. Riding there on a recent chilly spring morning, I see the Potomac River to my left, serene in some spots, roaring with foamy fury in others. To my right,...
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Fish and the thermocline Monday, April 21: Capt. Brian Mayer of Marauder Charters will speak at a seminar hosted by the Broadneck/Magothy River chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He'll discuss how fish use the thermocline and...
  • Yosemite National Park reopens area burned by Rim fire

    Yosemite National Park reopens area burned by Rim fire
    Thousands of acres of Yosemite National Park that were closed to the public since last year's massive Rim fire have been reopened, park officials announced Wednesday. However, park officials cautioned visitors to the affected areas — which include...
  • Yellowstone bison-on-run video wrongly triggers volcanic eruption fear

    Yellowstone bison-on-run video wrongly triggers volcanic eruption fear
    A brief video of bison purportedly “running for their lives" to escape a pending eruption of Yellowstone National Park's "super-volcano" had federal officials scrambling Thursday to allay fears in the region recently rattled by a spate of...
  • Texas man dies in fall from Grand Canyon rim

    Texas man dies in fall from Grand Canyon rim
    A man who fell 350 feet to his death at the Grand Canyon on Saturday was from Texas, it was reported by CBS-TV out of Dallas-Fort Worth. The man, John N. Anderson, 53, of Grapevine, Texas, fell at the canyon rim near the El Tovar Hotel in Arizona....
  • Sean 'Stanley' Leary dies at 38; mountain adventurer

    When Sean "Stanley" Leary's friends heard he'd gone missing in Utah's Zion National Park, they drove hundreds of miles to help. Leary was well-known in the tight-knit world of mountain adventurers. At Yosemite National Park, he was an old hand, with...
  • It's up, up and away for ancient trapped helium at Yellowstone

    It's up, up and away for ancient trapped helium at Yellowstone
    Talk about passing gas: Vast stores of helium are escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years, according to new research. In a study published Wednesday in...
  • Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine

    In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
  • Washington Monument, shut for quake damage, to reopen May 12

    Washington Monument, shut for quake damage, to reopen May 12
    The Washington Monument, a centerpiece of the U.S. capital skyline, will reopen on May 12 after a lengthy closure for earthquake damage, the National Park Service said on Tuesday. The last of the scaffolding that has shrouded the 555-foot-high marble-...
  • Zion National Park finds body of missing BASE jumper

    The body of a missing BASE jumper has been found in Zion National Park, officials said Monday. It is the second such fatality in the park in just over a month and the third in Utah in two months. The body was found Sunday, officials said. No name has...