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A new alert system will let hikers keep tabs on first-come, first-serve sites.
The park’s low visitor counts follow a series of flooding-caused closures.
Bear attacks are rare, even in areas with high grizzly concentration. These teammates say it's a "miracle" that they made it out alive.
Rebecca Clark broke down the incident and emergency response in an update on the social network.
Timed entry may be over for the year, but so many people have visited this week that the park has been reaching capacity by 8:30 or earlier.
The hiker had broken her leg and been stuck in the wilderness overnight when she crawled to a spot in view of the train.
USFS will take public comment on its comprehensive plan for one of the least-travelled National Scenic Trails through October 30.
The King of Brooks Falls prevailed for his second title at Fat Bear Week.
Why is the world so taken with Katmai National Park and Preserve’s pre-hibernation faceoff?
Our editors sound off on the bears dominating our brackets.
Hikers can now visit the Sunshine State's national parks and preserves, but some are still reeling from the storm.
Will now be known as "high pile," company announces.
March Madness < Fall Fatness. Voting for the biggest bear at Katmai National Park starts this week.
Authorities tracked down and killed the cougar following an encounter that left one woman with minor injuries.
One of the most popular spots on the Appalachian Trail, Max Patch, is better off now than it has been in years.
With the summer high season wrapping up, a variety of national parks are lifting reservation requirements for a while.
The company's founder has given away the business, placing ownership in a trust and vowing to spend an estimated $100 million a year to fight climate change
Joe “Kanga” Harvey appears to have drowned in the Connecticut River on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire.
Three days: That's how long it took endurance athlete Jeff Garmire to finish the John Muir Trail. But from health scares to falling asleep while hiking, it was anything but a casual stroll.
Each year, Big City Mountaineers changes thousands of kids’ lives by bringing them on their first outdoor adventures. You can make it happen for another.
Hikers pled guilty to reckless conduct following off-trail rescue in Franconia Notch.
After locals sighted a plume above the summit of Tahoma, the National Park Service rushed to reassure its social media followers.
No reroute is currently available.
Volunteers hope a new bus to the McAfee Knob trailhead will cut down on congestion.
Suit seeks return to reduced Trump-era boundaries.
Don’t whack a golf ball off one either, or chuck a Frisbee, or do anything else that jeopardizes the safety of your fellow hikers
Rescuers found Jetal Agnihotri, 29, on fourth day of search.
From funding for conservation projects to mitigating wildfires, public lands win big.
While the park still doesn’t have an entrance fee, it’s going to get a little more expensive soon.
Hiker claimed self-defense; bear was roughly 100 feet away.
On Thursday, they finished the last leg of the triple crown, but they’re not done yet
Joe McConaughy sets a new Fastest Known Time on the 223-mile John Muir Trail.
A complete list of everything the new record holder carried and wore
Two men defaced the popular Moran Point overlook, and photographers caught them in the act
Park received 1.46 inches of rain, out of an annual average of 1.9 inches.
“Um, don’t do drugs kids (and don’t start spiders on fire during a drought),” Utah governor Spencer Cox tweeted Tuesday
A 22-year-old died in camp in the Absaroka Mountains on Tuesday evening.
Redwood National Park officials cite damage visitors have caused to forest.
Driven by closures and new parking rules, hikers spent 27% fewer days hiking the state's highest mountains in 2021 than they did in 2020.
Fires have killed at least four people so far; backpackers face extensive closures.
The first woman to tick all of the United States' National Scenic Trails spent 20 years on her quest.
According to law enforcement in Curry County, Oregon, local residents tied a suspected arsonist to a tree after he got “combative”
Will oversee projects in Denali, including $91 million bridge construction.
Officials said the bear visited the Montana campsite an hour before the attack.
Incident follows deaths at White Sands, Grand Canyon; another hiker passed away in Badlands on Wednesday.
The artist’s first-ever Web3 collection tells the story of his own journey into the outdoors
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No foul play suspected in the death of section hiker Michael Charles Lombardo.
Peanut-pushing is a 93-year-old tradition on Pikes.
Area bears have reportedly become more aggressive in seeking human food in recent years.
Tribe will submit petition for renaming to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Voluntary policy change follows increase in reports of human-bear incidents along trail.
Firefighters have battled to save Mariposa Grove, home to some of the world’s largest sequoias, from the blaze.
A British tourist trekking in Kyrgyzstan was enveloped by a massive slide. Rather than take cover, he filmed the whole thing.
A new slogan gets straight to the point.
An unidentified hiker went missing in California while retracing the footsteps of Jonathan Gerrish and Ellen Chung, who died with their one-year-old daughter of heat exposure and dehydration in 2021.
Alternate entrance open to commercial groups.
As it turns out, you can't believe everything you see online.
The encounter, which sent a 71-year-old visitor to the hospital, follows another injury near Giant Geyser on Monday.
More than 100 rescuers responded up to successfully rescue the stricken hikers.
And the apparel manufacturer joins a growing number of companies that have pledged to cover travel costs for employees who must go to a different state to seek abortion care.
Wildlife agency warns residents not to leave food in cars.
A two-year ban bars campers from overnighting on the famous peak—and officials may push it even further.
Rescue teams endured 80-mile-per-hour gusts and snow to reach the injured hiker, who was attempting a Presidential Traverse.
Almost 9.5 million acres in 13 western states are permanently inaccessible to the general public because they're surrounded by private land. BLM director Tracy Stone-Manning wants to keep chipping away at them, acre by acre.
Incident comes days after US Forest Service warned campers about food-conditioned bears.
The park will remain closed to incoming visitors through at least Wednesday.
Tags along Yosemite Falls Trail prompt National Park Service to ask for help identifying suspects.
A mountain named for a U.S. Army officer who led a massacre against local tribes has received a new moniker.
Mother calls report "extremely upsetting" but calls on hikers and mountaineers to continue search.
A new order from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reverses a Trump-era policy that prevented national parks from banning plastic bottles.
Hikers in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest Asked to keep a lookout for bold bruins.
With Death Valley and the Grand Canyon expecting a sweltering heat wave, hikers will need to take precautions.
Attracted by the smell of engine components and fluids, marmots regularly crawl under car hoods in search of something to nibble. Sometimes, they're still there when the cars leave.
Waves swept two hikers out to sea on the Northern California coast last week.
Paul “Grandmaster” Classen suffered severe injuries in plunge; cause of incident still unclear.
Hit the trail, clean it up, or just party.
A wildfire season that took off weeks earlier than normal has left hikers limited options to leap ahead or re-route
Tag 50 of Appalachia’s highest peaks on this 343-mile route.
Seven climbers from the Full Circle Everest team reached the peak on Thursday