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20 Jul 2024
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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...
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Pikas in Peril 

Above: A pika sounds the alarm near Lake Ann in the North Cascades (photo by Glenn Nelson) The bottom line for promoting diversity and inclusion in the outdoors is imbuing the impending nonwhite majority in the U.S. with a sense of stewardship about our planet....
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Alberta Falls (CO) 

The hike is not overly taxing, and delivers on wildlife and scenery, not to mention the payoff waterfalls. The drive along Bear Lake Road, also scenic and host to abundant wildlife, is a large part of the experience. The Alberta Falls Download Highlights: Forested, including...
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Million-Plus National Parks 

Photo: Sunset at Clingman’s Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Scott Basford (Creative Commons) U.S. National Parks that have a million-plus, year-to-date visitors through the most current month, and ranked by attendance, as reported by the National Park Service. Through Dec 2014: Yellowstone...