July 3, 2022
Created by a “blowdown” — a mass knockdown of trees — 50 years ago and characterized by knee-deep muck, jungle-thick new-growth trees and voracious black flies, a solo hiker from Singapore earlier this month was rescued after wandering desperately and aimlessly in the swamp for three days after leaving a...
July 1, 2022
On Wednesday, June 29, yet another Yellowstone tourist was gored by a bison. The 71-year-old woman was returning to her vehicle in the national park when she accidentally approached the animal. According to reports, she was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Inertia
June 24, 2022
Clothing company Patagonia said Friday it will pay bail for employees who peacefully protest for "reproductive justice." The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier Friday, giving states the power to regulate and ban abortion. The decision prompted widespread protests outside the Supreme Court building, and more rallies are planned...
June 22, 2022
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are searching for a missing American adventure racer in British Columbia, Canada. Peter Jolles went missing while packrafting in Canada. He recently competed with Team Checkpoint Zero in Expedition Canada, which ended on Saturday, June 11, in Penticton, British Columbia. Gear Junkie
June 20, 2022
Earlier this month, a massive group of students between the ages of 12-14 and the eight teachers accompanying them on what they thought was a casual afternoon trek had to be rescued when they realized they’d bit off way, way more than they could chew. The group was hiking to...
June 18, 2022
Nepal is preparing to move its Everest base camp because global warming and human activity are making it unsafe. The camp, used by up to 1,500 people in the spring climbing season, is situated on the rapidly thinning Khumbu glacier. Researchers say melt-water destabilises the glacier, and climbers say crevasses...
June 16, 2022
On May 20, Yosemite officials received multiple calls alerting them to fresh graffiti on Yosemite Falls, and along one of the oldest trails in the park. Upon further investigation, rangers found 30 different areas tagged with blue and white spray paint. They also saw that rocks had been dislodged and...
June 15, 2022
Yellowstone National Park superintendent Cam Sholly said on Monday that record flooding has necessitated the closure of all inbound traffic into the iconic park for at least a couple of days (though northern parts of the park will be closed for a long time). Extreme rains triggered rock and mudslides,...
June 8, 2022
The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday it will phase out the sale of single-use plastic products in national parks and other public lands by 2032. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued an order to reduce the procurement, sale and distribution of such products and packaging on more than 480 million acres...