Garbage, Feces Take Toll On National Parks Amid ShutdownHuman feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior are beginning to overwhelm some national parks, as a partial government shutdown left areas open to visitors but with little staff.
Teen Falls To Death In Yosemite National Park While Reportedly Taking SelfieAn Israeli teenager visiting Yosemite National Park in California fell hundreds of feet to his death while hiking near the top of an iconic waterfall.
Glacier Latest U.S. Park To Be Scorched By Western WildfiresA wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park.
Deadly Fire Shuts Down Key Route To Yosemite National ParkA wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park.
Firefighter Killed In Wildfire Near Yosemite National ParkA firefighter was killed Saturday while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park, California state fire officials said.
National Parks Seek Fee Hike Amid Struggle To Fund RepairsVisiting the country's most popular national parks would get more costly under a federal proposal released this week.
Huge Hunk Of Falling Granite Kills 1, Injures 1 At Yosemite A hunk of rock "the size of an apartment building" fell off the granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring another on a mountain at the height of climbing season, officials and witnesses said.
Wildfires Across U.S. West Force Thousands To Flee Their HomesWildfires forced thousands to flee their homes across the U.S. West during a sweltering, smoke-shrouded holiday weekend of record heat.
Obama Says Climate Change Already Damaging National Parks"Make no mistake. Climate change is no longer just a threat. It's already a reality," Obama said from a podium, with Yosemite Falls, one of the world's tallest at 2,425 feet, as a backdrop.
Officials Puzzled Over Yosemite Jumpers' DeathsThe investigation concluded the deaths were accidental, but despite the video and photos of the jump, officials consider the specific reason why they died a mystery.
The Best Mountain Destinations In The U.S.Instead of packing the swimsuit and heading to an island getaway, make plans to visit a mountain retreat for your next vacation or weekend getaway.
America's Most Romantic Outdoor AdventuresStep outside of the box when planning your next romantic getaway and go exploring the great outdoors. Many of the national parks throughout the country offer plenty of outdoor activities for couples to enjoy together, including boating, hiking, zip lining and spelunking.
Explore The Best Campgrounds In America's National ParksIf you’re planning a road trip to a new camping destination this summer, gas up. Here are a few of America’s best for you to explore.
Best Summer Backpacking Trips In AmericaWhile it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.
Discover The West: Sights To BeholdWith a wealth of sweeping natural beauty, the Western United States is blessed with breathtaking vistas, giant Sequoias and thriving lakes and rivers.