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2019 National Park Week Free Days Announced

2019 National Park Week Free Days Announced

Each year, the Department of the Interior waives the national park entry fees on a selection of designated days. Here are the 2019 dates for fee-free entrance to every national park...

Dec 9, 2018 : The Editors
JOIN US: Celebrate the CDT’s 40th Birthday in Golden, Colorado

JOIN US: Celebrate the CDT’s 40th Birthday in Golden, Colorado

Forty has never looked so good!  We're teaming up with the CDTC (Continental Divide Trail Coalition) to celebrate the CDT's 40th birthday!  Join us at the Trailhead Taphouse and Kitchen in...

Nov 21, 2018 : The Editors
House Takes Step to End Protection for Gray Wolves

House Takes Step to End Protection for Gray Wolves

The House of Representatives voted Friday, Nov. 16, to end more than 40 years of legal protections for gray wolves in the continental United States. The action comes as the...

Nov 17, 2018 : Hugh Owen
Federal Judge Deals Setback to Keystone Pipeline

Federal Judge Deals Setback to Keystone Pipeline

A federal judge in Montana has temporarily blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, saying the Trump administration ignored the project's effect on climate

Nov 9, 2018 : The Editors
Insulation Plant Under Construction Near Harpers Ferry Generates Local Outcry

Insulation Plant Under Construction Near Harpers Ferry Generates Local Outcry

In July 2018, ground was broken for the construction of an insulation manufacturing plant in Jefferson County, West Virginia. This 24-hour-a-day Ranson plant will melt basalt and spin it into...

Oct 31, 2018 : The Editors
Jones Mountain Cabin Restoration to Cause Temporary Trail Closures in Shenandoah National Park

Jones Mountain Cabin Restoration to Cause Temporary Trail Closures in Shenandoah National Park

The restoration of Jones Mountain Cabin will result in its last set of temporary trail closures this week. Affected areas will be closed to hikers and backpackers as mules carry...

Oct 28, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
[Updated] Couple Apparently Taking Selfie before Fatal Fall in Yosemite

[Updated] Couple Apparently Taking Selfie before Fatal Fall in Yosemite

Two people who died in a fall from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park were travel bloggers apparently taking a selfie before their fall. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy,...

Oct 26, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Yellowstone Park Identifies Big Sky Man Found in Gallatin River

Yellowstone Park Identifies Big Sky Man Found in Gallatin River

The body of Dane M. Offutt, 29, from Big Sky, MT, was recovered from the Gallatin River in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 10. On Saturday, Oct. 6, a...

Oct 12, 2018 : Krista Diamond
The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg Hosts AT Museum

The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg Hosts AT Museum

The Appy Lodge, a new hotel in Gatlinburg, TN, will include a mini Appalachian Trail museum in its lobby, according to the lodge is at 168 Parkway in the site...

Oct 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires

Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires

On Sept. 30, the three-year temporary extension of the recent closure of the top-down route of the Narrows hike at Zion National Park, which came as the result of a decision...

Oct 8, 2018 : Krista Diamond