National Parks

Interior Dept. ordered Glacier park chief, other climate expert pulled from Zuckerberg tour

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg flew to Glacier National Park on Saturday to tour the melting ice fields that have become the poster child for climate change’s effects on Montana’s northern Rockies.<p>But days before the tech tycoon’s visit, the Trump administration abruptly removed two of …

Glacier National Park

Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm Has Tourists Worried About An Imminent Eruption

Yellowstone National Park has been inundated by an unusually large earthquake swarm over the past five weeks, and tourists are definitely taking …

Yellowstone National Park

Watch: Everest Climbers' Lives Saved by Chance Encounter

A heroic guide and group of Sherpas used their expertise to help two dangerously impaired climbers make it safely off the mountain.<p>Climbing Mount Everest has always been a dangerous endeavor. Devastating avalanches in 2014 and 2015 caused the deaths of over 40 climbers and Sherpas, and multiple …

Mount Rainier

Zen-like Seattle retreat keeps a minimal footprint in a lush landscape

For those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, feast your eyes on this beautiful light-filled cabin just outside Seattle in …

Mount Rainier

Road Trip: Rocky Mountains, Colorado & Wyoming

Drive from the snowcapped peaks of northern Colorado to the endless high plains of Wyoming.<p>Driving from the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado to the high plains of southeastern Wyoming is an immersion in a world of snowcapped peaks, scenic lakes, geological curiosities, and cowboys on horseback …

Rocky Mountain National Park

Smoke from Mariposa fire chokes Tahoe Basin, creates apocalyptic sunset over the lake

Smoke from the raging wildfire in Mariposa County turned the sky over the Tahoe Basin a shockingly bright reddish orange last night, creating a dramatic scene worthy of a dystopian film.<p>Kurt Rix, a professional photographer based in South Lake, has lived in Tahoe for 15 years and captured thousands …

Yosemite National Park

Forget the cruise — here’s why you should take a road trip through Alaska

Oprah may be having the time of her life cruising in Alaska, but in my opinion, she’s doing it wrong. To cover the most ground and actually see the …

Road Trips

Glacier National Park still has glaciers, for now

There’s good news and bad news regarding the future of Glacier National Park.<p>The bad news has to do with science. Long-term studies indicate that the famous ice fields that inspired the park’s name are, in fact, shrinking. And, yes, the same research predicts that all 25 named glaciers likely will …

Outdoors

Mariposa: the little town in the path of the explosive Detwiler Fire

Doubling in size overnight, the Detwiler Fire on Thursday threatened the Gold Rush-era town of Mariposa, getting to within a half mile of the city’s …

Yosemite National Park

California wildfire: Thousands forced to flee homes as blazes near Yosemite double in size

A wildfire that has forced thousands of Californians to flee their homes exploded in size, threatening a picturesque gold rush town outside Yosemite National Park as dozens of blazes scorched the US West.<p>More than 2,000 firefighters contained just seven percent of the Detwiler blaze, which was on …

Yosemite National Park

Jasper National Park's Skyline Trail | 50 Last-Minute Summer Vacation Ideas | Men's Journal

Hear the words "Rocky Mountain high" and Colorado springs instantly comes to mind. Yet following that singular range to its northern climes and one …

RVs

'An insane amount of heat' as fire near Yosemite National Park moves with frightening speed

It has destroyed 29 structures, temporarily cut off power to Yosemite National Park and threatened the historic gold-mining town of Mariposa, sending its residents fleeing. It’s sent its smoke as far away as Idaho, and it burned so hot that it created its own weather system.<p>If the Detwiler fire, …

Yosemite National Park

Lassen’s record late opener now imminent

At the foot of Kings Creek Meadow this week, you could peer across the pristine greenery and gnarled forest up to the volcanic flank of 10,457-foot …

Outdoors

Rock Climber Alex Honnold Reveals the Best Way to Fight Fear

Renowned rock climber Alex Honnold, who last month became the first person to scale Yosemite National Park’s 3,000-foot wall known as El Capitan …

Outdoors

Join Park Rangers for Smokies Service Days

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are excited to announce a new opportunity for the public to participate in service projects across the …

Outdoors

Helmet cam footage shows ferocity of the California wildfires

Wildfires have raged throughout the western US, with one California blaze in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park destroying eight structures and forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee their homes.

Yosemite National Park

The Trump Administration Wants To Loosen Bear Hunting Rules In Alaska Parks

The Interior Department is directing the National Park Service to overturn controversial hunting rules in public park lands in Alaska, according to a memo obtained by the National Parks Conservation Association.<p>The July 14 memo was written by Virginia Johnson, a political appointee at Interior …

Outdoors

A Mobile-Enabled Workplace Benefits Employees and the Business

Businesses have realized the benefits of providing customers with a mobile interface for products and services, but many still haven't extended those …

Olympic National Park

Trump’s first 6 months: The 189 moments you need to remember

Has it really only been six months?<p>The first stretch of President Donald Trump‘s presidency has been an exhausting roller coaster of controversies, …

Donald Trump

Top 10 Airbnbs in the US

Airbnb provides a refreshing alternative to chain hotels. When you’re on the road, the service allows you to meet new people, feel as comfortable as …

Outdoors

Hotel Review: Granite Park Chalet, Glacier NP, Montana

<b>Also see:</b><p>To start, <b>Granite Park Chalet isn’t a hotel</b> in the usual sense of the word. One review on TripAdvisor called it a “high-end hiker’s hostel” – …

Camping

How To Report National Parks Crimes on Facebook

On a fairly regular basis, I receive emails at Modern Hiker from people who were out enjoying their favorite trails and unfortunately came upon a …

Outdoors

Majestic views and grand adventures await on a weekend escape to Kings Canyon National Park

Who doesn’t love the grandeur of Sequoia’s redwood trees?But this year for a more adrenaline-spiked adventure, we traveled farther north to Kings Canyon National Park. An eight-mile round-trip hike up Mist Falls Trail offered cascade views alongside the rapidly rushing, muscular Kings River. A …

Outdoors

The Man Who Blew The Door Off The Microbial World

Norm Pace has spent his life as an explorer, charting dangerous caves and ushering in the golden age of microbiology.<p>A few years before Norm Pace revolutionized the study of life on Earth, he almost lost his own life.<p>He’s best known as a microbiologist, but he’s also a die-hard spelunker. In the …

Yellowstone National Park

写真で見る世界のニュース(7/20)

各地の出来事や人々の表情を迫力ある写真で紹介します。<p>Fretilin party supporters participate in an election campaign rally in Dili, East Timor. East Timor's parliamentary election will take place on July 22. <i>Valentino Dariel Sousa/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images</i> …<p>A woman lays in the sun on the grass in Bryant Park on a warm …

Yosemite National Park

Wildfire near Yosemite grows to more than 70,000 acres

MARIPOSA — A wildfire ripping through California’s Gold Country grew by more than 24,000 acres overnight as thousands of evacuees remained in …

Yosemite National Park

Why Outsourcing National Park Staff Would Be a Disaster

The National Park Service is in some serious trouble. Despite National Parks being more popular than ever, the NPS faces a nearly $12 billion …

Outdoors

Something old: Historic bank's beauty lures brides-to-be

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Second Bank of the United States might not be Philadelphia's top tourist draw, having to compete with neighbors like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, but its regal architecture is luring a whole different type of visitor: wedding photographers and soon-to-be brides …

Weddings

Ex-Rep. Regula, Ohio congressman elected to 18 terms, dies

Former Ohio congressman Ralph Regula, who was elected to 18 terms in the U.S. House and was a key player in creating the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, died Wednesday, his son said. He was 92.Regula represented Canton and northeastern Ohio for 36 years before retiring in 2008. At the time he was …

Outdoors

Zinke says he opposes privatizing parks

This week, President Donald Trump kicked off "Made in America Week," highlighting U.S.-made products from every state. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke …

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