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Expedition Denali: After the Climb

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports
Cat del Valle Castellanos

Two years of planning. One year of training. In June, a group of African-Americans set out to climb the highest peak in North America. Less than a thousand feet from the top of 20,320 summit of Mt. McKinley (also known as Denali), the expedition had to turn around.

The Animals of Alaska, First of a Few Journal Entries: Day 3

Ken White | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

Two long days, over three thousand miles traveled in three flights followed by five hours on a train followed by seven hours on a bus to what is literally the end of the road (there's a rather official looking sign saying as much).

POLL: Does This Mount Need A New Name?

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 04.01.2013 | Travel

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's senior senator has once again introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley, Denali. Sen. Lisa Murko...

4 Missing Climbers Presumed Dead After Alaska Avalanche

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 08.16.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A shallow avalanche on Alaska's Mount McKinley may not have killed four Japanese climbers, but the slide pushed them into a...

9 National Parks In Danger (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In light of Ken Burns' documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea and a recent report that lists "National Parks in Peril," we're featuring 9...

Best Government Dollar Spent: The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.

Best Government Dollar Spent -- The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Weigant

Seeing President Obama and his family take in two of the western parks prompted me to strongly encourage everyone -- yes, even you! -- to plan on a trip like this at some point.