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25 May 2024
Hikes, Olympic

Hoh – 5-Mile Island (WA) 

Sometimes you just don’t want to struggle up another hill. Sometimes you’re tired of pitting out your shirts and outer layers just for a peek at a peak. Sometimes you just want take a blissful stroll through enchanted rainforest and along a lazy but beautiful...
Hikes

Netul River Trail (OR) 

The Netul River Download Highlights: Waterfowl, history, Fort Clatsop. Travel Time (from Urban Centers to Park/Trailhead): Two hours from Portland, 15 minutes from Astoria. Nearby Supplies and Gas: Warrenton (5 miles north). Difficulty: Very slight incline/decline just outside the fort; otherwise, easy peezy. Distance: 2.6...
Grand Teton, Hikes

Cascade Canyon (WY) 

The Cascade Canyon Download Highlights: Diversity of landscapes, those incredible Teton peaks, abundant wildlife. Travel Time (from Urban Centers to Park/Trailhead): From 30-45 minutes from Jackson, Wy. Nearby Supplies and Gas: Moose (13 miles south, by south entrance). Difficulty: There is some climbing, but it’s...
National Parks, NPS

NPS Deferred Maintenance Rises 

National Park Service Release WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) this week released its Fiscal Year 2015 deferred maintenance statistics for national parks. The $11.93 billion nationwide total is a $440 million increase from the previous year. Deferred maintenance is necessary work – performed...
National Parks

NPS Seasonal Openings in PNW 

The National Park Service is recruiting for 230 seasonal positions in the Pacific Northwest. The openings are for various ranger and fee-collection positions in units in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Click here for full list of openings by state, unit and town. Application instructions,...
Find Your Park, NPS

More NPS Attendance Marks Fall 

With prominent parks such as Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Olympic and Grand Teton enjoying historic attendance, National Park Service has set visitation records for the second straight year, according to preliminary figures. (NOTE: Clicking on an image will launch a full-sized gallery...