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America's Best Watchtower Hikes

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These towers offer the best views in town—and you can hike to them. By Paul Chisholm

Hunter Indicted Over 2013 Rim Fire

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Keith Matthew Emerald was charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors.

Yellowstone is Not Erupting, But Thanks For Asking

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The park issued a statement to dispel some rumors.

Tourist Crashes Drone in Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone

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Drone pilot flees park before telling officials.

The Best Yelp Reviews of National Parks

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Everyone's a critic, it seems—especially when it comes to national parks. Our man scoured Yelp to find out what some Americans really think about America's Best Idea. By Ted Alvarez

The Best Fossil Hikes in North America

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Want to feel young? Hike to some of the continent's coolest prehistoric sites.
By Katie Ewen

The Best Stargazing Spots in the U.S.

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Pitch your tent in one of these 9 parks for a prime view of the cosmos.
By Abbey Dufoe

16 Amazing Songs for Backpacking

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From folk songs to oldies to rock 'n roll, this eclectic list will tune up your next trip.
By Becky Kivlovitz

The Best Thrill-Seeker Hikes

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Wild, adventurous, and possibly dangerous trails.
By Kim Phillips

The Best Lighthouse Hikes in the U.S.

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These see-worthy beacons are just a day hike away.
By Abbey Dufoe

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