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Marmot Nuzzles GoPro

Happy weekend, everyone.

'Bear Scare' Robot Might Scare More Humans Than Bears

The "bear-crow" on wheels comes armed with 25,000 volts of electricity.

Yellowstone is Not Erupting, But Thanks For Asking

The park issued a statement to dispel some rumors.

WATCH: Bear Walks Upright in New Jersey

No, that's not a man in a bear suit.

Tourist Crashes Drone in Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone

Drone pilot flees park before telling officials.

Squirrel Kicked Off Grand Canyon

Officials are investigating.

Grizzlies May Return to California

The state may become a literal Bear Republic once more.

Burned Bear Cub Rescued, Flown to California for Care

The black bear was badly injured in Washington as a result of the Carlton Complex fires.

Bear Saves Crow from Drowning

A new interspecies alliance is born.

Wildfire Burning Near Yosemite National Park

The blaze has expanded to 2,600 acres.

Pacific Northwest Fighting Severe Wildfires

Washington is fighting 50 separate blazes.

Hiker Survives 6 Days on Bugs & Snow

A broken leg left Gregg Hein stranded on 13,563-ft Mount Goddard.

Reese Witherspoon Goes 'Wild'

The first trailer for the Cheryl Strayed adaptation is out.

Study: Yellowstone Visitors Would Pay Nearly Triple to See Bears

Grizzlies = $$$$$

Yellowstone Bison...in Iowa?

Some of the park's buffalo herd could be relocated.

WATCH: Helicopter Rescues Hiker from Cliff

He was stranded on a sheer rock face near Washington's Snoqualmie Pass.

Rescuer Sues Hiker That He Helped Rescue

Nick Papageorge is seeking damages for injuries sustained during the search.

Hiker Rescued in Rocky Mountain National Park

The 21-year-old man was evacuated after falling near Thatchtop Mountain.

Watch: Lightning Strike Just Misses Hikers

The bolt struck a tree just a few feet away.

Grizzly Tries to Eat GoPro

This is becoming its own mini-genre.

Hiker Stranded on Rock Face for Two Days

He climbed 300 feet up a rock wall, but couldn't descend.

Film Review: Desert Runners

A new documentary explores the life of times of ultrarunners.

New Documentary Highlights Montana Wilderness

Common Ground examines the fight over public land in the Big Sky state.

Body of Missing Rainier Hiker Recovered

Search teams have likely found the body of travel writer Karen Sykes.

NPS Bans Drones in National Parks

Recreational unmanned aircraft are no longer welcome.

NBC Orders Bear Grylls Celebrity Survival Show

Channing Tatum, Zac Efron, and Ben Stiller will accompany Bear into the wild.

After Nearly 2 Years, Dog Returns from Tahoe Forest

The 5-year-old golden retriever was reunited with her family earlier this month.

Search Resumes for Missing AT Thru-Hiker

Geraldine Largay, a.k.a. "Inchworm" was last seen on July 22, 2013.

Beaver Attacks Kayaker in N.Y.

Yep, you read that right.

Bear Runs After Two Joggers in Alberta

A curious black bear tags along on a trail run.

Cliff Jump Turns Into Terrifying Shark Encounter

Up close and personal with a great white.

Tree Kills Hiker in Yellowstone

The Taiwanese man was hiking off-trail when he was killed by a widowmaker.

Hiker Dies on Longs Peak

He was reported missing Tuesday.

Rope-Swinging Could be Banned from Corona Arch, Utah

Daredevils may no longer be welcome.

Women Busted With 290 Pounds of Marijuana in Yellowstone

Rangers found the stash while investigating an illegally parked RV.

Longs Peak Rescue Cost $41,000

A 19-year-old hiker was rescued from the eastern face last month.

U.S. Killed 4 Million Animals in 2013

Critics are not happy.

Montana USGS Maps Receive Digital Upgrade

You can make your own custom topo maps for free.

George R.R. Martin Raising $200,000 for Wolves

The proceeds will benefit the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Santa Fe, NM.

8-Year-Old Boy is Yosemite Ranger for a Day

He helped out with firefighting and a mock hiker rescue.

Bigfoot Terrorizes Teens in 'Willow Creek'

Kinda like The Bigfoot Witch Project, amirite?

Man Swept Into Yosemite Falls

The 22-year-old was carried several hundred feet down Middle Cascade before being rescued.

Earthquake 'Swarm' Detected in Yellowstone

A seismograph station counted about 30 small earthquakes.

13-Year-Old Girl Climbs Mt. Everest

She's the youngest female ever to summit.

Alaska Volcano Begins Erupting

The 8,362-foot Pavlof volcano is one of Alaska's most active.

Bear Relaxes in a Hammock

Because why not?

Six Climbers Presumed Dead on Mt. Rainier

It's the mountain's worst disaster in 30 years.

'Cliffhanger' Reboot Is Actually Happening

The 1993 Sylvester Stallone thriller is getting a modern overhaul.

Scientists Closer to Universal Snakebite Antidote

It's a handy nasal spray.

Breaking: Rescue Underway for Hiker Stranded on Longs Peak

The 19-year-old is trapped at 13,000 feet on the peak's treacherous eastern face.

Wyoming Governor Pushes For Grizzly Bear Delisting

Yellowstone's brown bears could lose their federally protected status.

Wildfire Spreads Near Yosemite

It has already burned more than 900 acres.

Man Survives Grizzly Attack in Alberta

The bear charged a Parks Canada employee while he was biking alone.

Chicago-size Wildfire Burning in Alaska

Parts of the Kenai Peninsula have been evacuated.

Camelopardalid Meteor Shower to Appear This Weekend

The never-before-seen shower could rival Perseids.

Fire Restrictions Possible for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Dry conditions have rangers on high alert about open flames.

Thunderstorm Timelapse is Most Intense Thing You'll See Today

A terrifying-yet-beautiful supercell captured on camera.

Arrest Made in Redwood Poaching Investigation

The suspect is charged with carving burls out of the iconic old-growth trees.

Africanized Honeybees Live In Colorado Now

Entomologists have discovered the state's first confirmed population.

Bears Suspected in Wave of New Hampshire Auto Break-Ins

Multiple vehicles have been torn apart.

Watch an Inspirational Desert Timelapse

Beautiful imagery from canyon country.

PCT May Be Rerouted to the Tehachapi Mountains

A new land acquisition would allow the trail to ditch the Mojave and add more mountains.

Hiker Dies on Vermont's Long Trail

The 22-year-old was reported missing late Monday night.

Yosemite Bans Drones

Officials want to make the park a no-fly zone for unmanned craft.

Film Review: 'DamNation'

A new documentary explores the controversy over dam removal in the United States.

Hiker Dies Near Start of PCT

The 19-year-old man collapsed Thursday just miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Hayduke Trail, Revisited

Mike Coronella reflects on the trail's legacy.

Hike to the Real Northwest Passage

A tiny Wyoming stream connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Sherpas Leave Mount Everest; Climbing Season in Doubt

The walkout comes in response to last week's deadly avalanche.

2014 Spring Book Roundup

7 great books for outdoor lovers to bring on the trail this season.
By Trent Knoss

Avalanche Kills 12 on Mount Everest

It's the single-deadliest accident in the mountain's history.

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes On A Grizzly Bear in Upcoming Western

He plays a 19th-century fur trapper out for revenge.

Experience Alaska’s Brooks Range in Three Minutes

A gorgeous video travelogue.

Search Continues For Father & Son Missing in Colorado Mountains

The pair has been missing since last Wednesday.

Massive Rockfall Damages Trail in Yosemite

No one was injured.

Arizona Opens 15,000 New Acres of Backcountry

Petrified Forest National Park just got bigger.

'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible April 15

It's the first of four over the next two years.

Watch An Ice Climber Survive A Collapsing Ice Waterfall

Frightening.

Two Gigantic Crocodiles Captured Within 24 Hours

In Uganda and Australia, respectively.

Legislators Push For New Colorado National Park

The Colorado National Monument could soon become Rim Rock Canyons National Park.

Polluted Chinese City Offers Residents Fresh Mountain Air

Zhengzhou is one of the most polluted towns in the world.

4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Rumbles Through Yellowstone

It's the area's largest quake since 1980.

Man With No Hands Or Feet Climbs the Matterhorn

What's your excuse?

House Votes to Curb Presidential Authority on National Monuments

The bill would limit new national monuments to one per state per four-year term.

BASE Jumper Dies in Zion National Park

It's the park's second such fatality in two months.

Go Inside an Alaskan Glacier

This drone camera footage shows off the gorgeous interior of the Mendenhall Glacier.

Man Dies After Falling from Grand Canyon Rim

The 53-year-old Texas man fell near El Tovar Lodge.

Wounded Veterans Tackle World's Highest Peaks

An interview with The Heroes Project founder Tim Medvetz, who is preparing to guide a wounded Marine up Mount Everest this spring.

The 13 Most Dangerous Animals (And How to Survive Them)

From bears to Bigfoot, these are the creatures that you don't want to encounter in a dark forest. Here's how to stay one step ahead of them. By Shey Kiester.

NPS: Isle Royale Wolf Was Killed By A Pellet Gun

The wolf, which left the island via ice bridge, was found dead on February 8.

30 Awesome (and Awesomely Bad) Outdoor Movies

From quintessential classics to underrated gems to "what were they thinking?," we rounded up some of our favorite outdoor-inspired cinema picks.

Book Excerpt: Aftermath of a Bear Attack

In an excerpt from his new memoir, Young Widower, John W. Evans recalls the night his wife was killed by a bear in Romania and confronts his own grief.

U.S. House OKs New Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness

It will be the first new wilderness designation in five years.

Yosemite Black Bears Are Eating Less Human Food

A new study suggests that the park's management efforts are reducing the amount of bear-human contact.

Watch These Rangers Intentionally Trigger An Avalanche

...by throwing bombs out of a helicopter.

Watch an Astonishing Yosemite Timelapse

Filmmakers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill show off the park's beauty in 'Yosemite HD II.'

Man Walks 34,000 Miles For Trail Therapy

Steve Fugate's 14-year journey on foot went viral this week.

Baby Moose Charges Researcher

A scary moment caught on camera.

Reward Offered for Stolen Dinosaur Footprint Near Moab

The BLM and local outfitters are offering over $1,000 for information on the missing Jurassic-era track.

NPS Nixes Daft Punk Concert at Devil's Tower

The Grammy-winning electronica duo reportedly wanted to light up the iconic rock column with lasers.

Today is International Polar Bear Day

Celebrate with some sweet views of their natural habitat.

Daredevil to Jump Off Mt. Everest in a Wingsuit

Joby Ogwyn's leap would be the first of its kind.

Watch a Gorgeous Timelape of New Zealand

Photographer Shawn Reeder's footage is stunning.

Hiker Rescued After Attempting to Retrieve Cell Phone

Search and rescue personnel assisted when the man got stuck on a cliff.

Vets Perform Surgery on a 300-lb Grizzly

Veterinarians are attempting to repair the bear's two broken elbows.

Is a Wolf Stalking the Halls of Sochi? [UPDATE: No]

Or maybe it's just a big malamute...?

Is a Wolf Stalking the Halls of Sochi?

Or maybe it's just a big malamute...?

How Wolves Altered Yellowstone’s Geography

The species physically changes the landscape via predation.

Watch a Stunning Joshua Tree Timelapse

Sit back and enjoy.

Watch These Couples Get Married and Engaged in National Parks

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone.

Fewer People Applying for National Parks Jobs in 2014

One contractor still has close to 4,000 positions still available.

U.S. to Spend $30 million on forest recovery projects

The effort is largely aimed at reducing the risk of future wildfires.

Hike the Pacific Crest Trail in Six Minutes

This thru-hiker's video zooms through some of the highlights.

Thru-Hiker Captures The PCT Through 159 Days of Selfies

His beard is pretty gnarly, too.

Google Maps Now Includes Antarctica

You can get a Street View of the South Pole.

Lost Australian Hiker Survives For A Month On Butterflies

Hakuna matata?

Watch These RMNP Rangers Train for Avalanche Rescues

Avalanche danger will be high for the next few days.

Banff Nearly Recovered After Flooding

Officials have spent CAD $19 million to restore damaged areas.

Avalanche Traps Alaska Town Behind 40-foot Wall of Snow; Alaskans Shrug

There's no telling when the road to Valdez will open again.

Colorado renames its 14ers in honor of Denver Broncos players

The Broncos play the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday.

Watch This Couple Completely Overlook a Bear on Their Front Porch

The bear played the 'statue game' and won.

Sea Caves in the Apostle Islands Open For First Time Since 2009

Visitors can walk across the frozen Lake Superior to reach them.

British teenager becomes youngest person to reach south pole

Lewis Clarke, 16, skied 700 miles over 48 days.

Forest Fires Ravaging California...In January (UPDATED)

Drier-than-average conditions are exacerbating the blazes.

New Zealand's Mountains Eroding Fast

Mount Cook, for starters.

Grizzly bear 'waves' at photographer

A Colorado photographer captures a rare moment on camera.

Proposed national park stays on hold in Maine

A landowner wants to donate 75,000 acres east/southeast of Mount Katahdin for a national park, but opposition remains strong.

Aurora borealis could be visible in the Lower 48 this week

It promises to be quite a light show.

Photographers suspected of baiting wolf pack near Banff

The incident has renewed criticism of so-called 'wildlife paparazzi.'

Study: Caffeine Consumption Not Linked to Dehydration

Great news for backcountry baristas.

CDC: Just 1 in 4 U.S. teens meet recommended fitness levels

More hiking, anyone?

Hiker Climbs Wales's Highest Mountain...Naked

Local SAR personnel are not happy.

Report: Grizzly Tourism More Valuable Than Grizzly Hunting in British Columbia

Grizzly hunting remains a controversial subject in western Canada.

Recreating Shackleton's Journey: A Q&A with Adventurer Tim Jarvis

The polar explorer successfully recreated Sir Ernest Shackleton's incredible Antarctic survival journey.

Grand Canyon Offers Subsidies to Quieter Aircraft

The incentives are designed to reduce noise pollution within the park.

Maine Considering Arming Its Forest Rangers

The measure currently under consideration in the state legislature would allow rangers to carry sidearms for safety.

Taiwanese Pair Survives 3 Nights on Mountain Eating Just Mentos

The two hikers got lost in foggy conditions on New Year's Eve.

Some Australian Sharks Are Now On Twitter

A new monitoring system sends tweets to alert beachgoers of nearby sharks. But how effective will it be?

Grand Canyon Weighs Backcountry Access Restrictions

A new proposal would limit the number of South Rim wilderness permits to just one per week.

9-Year-Old Climbs South America's Highest Peak

Tyler Armstrong becomes the youngest person ever to summit Argentina's Mt. Aconcagua.

Watch This Australian Man Coax a Massive Spider Off His Neck

This video will either ease your arachnophobia or exacerbate it greatly.

Search for Missing Sedona Hiker Halted

22-year-old Thomas Lang has been missing since December 18.

Swarming Piranhas Attack in Argentina

Over 70 people were injured.

Arctic reindeer have color-changing eyes

Red nose? Nah. Instead, the Arctic reindeer's eyes change from gold to blue in wintertime.

The Grand Canyon's only freshwater pipeline is in jeopardy

The trans-canyon water supply is at risk of 'catastrophic failure,' says the park's superintendent.

Packable Beer Is Now a Reality

Ultralighter alert: these 50 ml packets weigh less than a candy bar.

Scientists Study Obesity Via Grizzly Bears

Who are you calling fat? Grizzlies could help scientists shed new light on weight gain.

Competitive wolf hunt in Idaho sparks outcry

The hunt, scheduled for December 28-29, is believed to be the first competitive wolf hunt in the U.S. since 1974.

Antarctica sets new Earth cold record

A jaw-dropping -135 degrees Fahrenheit.

Woman Survives Utah Avalanche After Deploying Airbag

The skier was unearthed 10 minutes after being swallowed up by a slide.

Hunter to face charges over the Yosemite Rim Fire

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, is accused of setting an illegal campfire in the Stanislaus National Forest.

Aron Ralston arrested, charges later dropped

The '127 Hours' hiker was jailed on a domestic assault charge that was later dropped.

Mysterious grizzly bear death caught on film

A YouTube video shows a grizzly dying of...something.

Report filed in Utah 'goblin-toppler' case; charges could follow

Two former Boy Scout leaders may face criminal charges for destroying geological formations.

Watch George Clooney, Charlie Sheen, and Laura Dern get eaten by a grizzly bear

In the unfinished, never-released film Grizzly 2: The Predator.

Emu, Ostrich Freak Out Over 'Weasel Ball' Toy

Hilarity ensues.

Video: Scary Crevasse Falls and Self-Arrests

The harder they fall...

Take a "Spin" Around Mount Hood With This Awesome Hyperlapse Video

Like flying, sort of.

Grand Teton National Park to eliminate its mountain goats



America’s Highest National Park Is Not Denali…

…it’s Yosemite, where rangers issued the most citations for marijuana possession since 2009.

Google adds "Street View" for 44 National Parks

Now you can watch Old Faithful from the comfort of your living room.

"Lam-bear-ghini" thrills L.A., is fake



Nut consumption linked to lower death rate



Patagonia To Market Specialty Craft Beer



World’s largest snake now calls the U.S. home.

Gulp.

States seek reimbursement for keeping national parks open during shutdown

States, feds remain at odds over repayment.

SAR teams remove obscene rock art near waterfall in Twin Falls, ID

More like “Twin Phallic.”

Pig chugs 18 beers, picks a fight with a cow



11 Wolves vs. 1 Grizzly

One lucky Grand Tetons visitor catches a crazy showdown between charismatic megafauna on video.

The BACKPACKER Q&A: The National Parks



Alaska man donates amputated leg to search and rescue dogs

Fetch just got real.

New Mexico’s Chaco National Park earns ‘dark sky’ designation

Minimal light pollution makes this park a top destination for stargazers.

Video: Elk Challenges Photographer in the Smokies



Ghost Town For Sale. Must Hike In.

A California mining town is for sale on Craigslist. Liquor license included!

BACKPACKER's Best Outdoor Dogs



Man punches grizzly IN THE FACE

Fairbanks man wards off a tent-invading bear with his fist.

Just a little off the top: Denali gets shorter

In a recent scientific survey, North America’s tallest peak loses elevation — again.

Study links two genes to mountain sickness

The results might eventually lead to more effective treatment for altitude sickness.

Irish hiker rescued from New Zealand forest



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