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Denali National Park

Alaska's Denali National Park to Accept 2015 Reservations Starting Dec. 1

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Alaska Dispatch News

The holiday season may still be ramping up and Alaska may just be settling into winter but officials at Denali National Park and Preserve are urging people to start planning their summer adventures by booking campsites and seats on the park's shuttle buses early.

For America's Last Frontier, 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act a Chance to Celebrate Wild Alaska

Cindy Shogan | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The same tug-of-war between development and preservation that led to the passage of the Wilderness Act exists to this day. Every generation of Americans faces moments when we must choose between the pressures of the now and the hopes for the future.

Landmark Urethane Igloo Can Be Yours For $300,000

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 05.01.2014 | Weird News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The embodiment of an Alaska cliche is for sale. The massive urethane igloo that's a must-stop for summer tourists heading ...

Here's Why You Should Spend Your Summer In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.25.2014 | Travel

Whenever Alaska is brought up in conversation, it's most likely linked with some Sarah Palin quip or a remark about how much your current city "feels ...

Filming Denali

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Cat del Valle Castellanos

This June, the National Outdoor Leadership School's Expedition Denali set out to climb the highest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley. The group aimed to inspire minorities to get active and get outdoors. Andy Adkins, pro-filmmaker and novice climber, was there to capture the journey.

Wolves Should Remain on Endangered Species List

Richard Steiner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

Even those in our national parks are hunted and trapped when they cross invisible boundaries, leading to the disintegration of family groups. And ignorant wildlife policies of western state governments continue to sanction the indiscriminate wolf killing that symbolized the wild west of the 19th century.

The Denali Movement

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Cat del Valle Castellanos

In 1913, four men reached the South Summit of Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley. A century later, on June 13th, a team of seven men and three women will make news when they do the same: These new explorers of America's heights are predominately African-American.

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...

Minnesota Climber Thwarted From Winter Ascent of Alaska's Mount McKinley for Third Time

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Once more, the weather gods have driven Minnesota adventurer Lonnie Dupre back from the 20,320-foot summit of Mount McKinley.

Two Grizzly Attacks In As Many Days But Only One Happy Ending

Posted 08.30.2012 | Good News

A Seattle college student survived a grizzly bear attack in Alaska on Sunday, King 5 reports. Julia Stafford, 20, a University of British Columbi...

Grizzly Bear Kills Hiker In National Park

AP | Posted 10.25.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A hiker in Alaska's Denali National Park photographed a grizzly bear for at least eight minutes before the bear mauled and k...

5 Injuries Reported In Alaska Gas Station Fire

AP | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green

CANTWELL, Alaska — Investigators were trying to determine what caused an explosion and fire that injured five people at a gas station near Denal...

PHOTOS: Andrew Skurka's Epic Alaskan Adventure

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

National Geographic's March issue includes an amazing account of Andrew Skurka's 176-day, 4,679-mile trek through eight national parks, including Alas...

CultureZohn: Sarah Palin, Ain't no mountain high enough

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patricia Zohn

I don't feel like falling off the mountain with Sarah Palin as she boldly and blindly goes where she doesn't know what she is doing.

6 Best National Parks: Where To Stay And What To See This Summer (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Summer usually means one thing to many American families: road trip. We flock to our national parks (thanks Teddy R.!) in droves--in 2009, 285 million...

'Into The Wild'-Style Pilgrimages Increase In Alaska

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

HEALY, Alaska — Ron Alexander has long been intrigued with the true story of a young idealist who met his death in Alaska's unyielding wildernes...