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One mistake = death

On a slope where if you fall you die, Czech mountaineer Pavel Michut met his end on Friday.

The 45-year-old from the village of Hutisko Solanec fell to his death, the National Park Service reported, while trying to ski the Messner Couloir, an almost mile-long chute that drops from near 19,000 feet on Mount Denali to the 14,200-foot camp on the West Buttress route. 448 more words


Drop the pine cone... Do it now!

I have recently begun a job as an Assistant Park Ranger for SC Jones Gap State Park… and I LOVE it!!! It is one step closer to the job of my dreams and so far it has been a wonderful experience. 242 more words

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Contest-Winning Bloggers Visit 2 Colorado National Parks

DENVER (AP) — Some bloggers are visiting Colorado this week as part of a campaign to attract younger and more diverse visitors to national parks. 135 more words


You Are the Light of the World

Each of us is to be light each day, right where we are, in many varied ways, to those around

Sights and Sounds

Picture this scene: a village nestled between a tiny lake and mountains in the Rockies; a Sunday sun… 1,087 more words


Deadly Goat Goring at Federal Preserve: No Government Liability, Based on “Discretion”

The Takeaway:

A visitor to a national park died as a result of an attack by a mountain goat.  Plaintiff alleged that park officials breached their duty of reasonable care by failing to destroy an aggressive mountain goat years earlier. 522 more words


1 dead, 4 injured in Washington ice cave collapse

GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) – A partial ice cave collapse in northwest Washington killed one person and injured four others Monday evening, a Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman said. 249 more words