Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, Ariz. –A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. All visitors to Grand Canyon, including those who are recreating in the backcountry and on the Colorado River, are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and be alert to potential […]

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Borrego Spings Days 10/24 -10/26

Borrego Spings Days   10/24 -10/26 Grab the family and head on out to California’s Secret Desert, Borrego Springs, for the Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival. Friends and family will gather for this three day local tradition to enjoy a little sliver of Americana in our own backyard. On Saturday morning be sure to come […]

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Ghost Mountain Hike & Huell Howser Unseen Ghost Mountain Episode

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HIKE TO GHOST MOUNTAIN W/JOHN MCDONALD Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 8:00am to 11:00am Hike Leader: John McDonald, Producer/Director $20, includes admission to “California’s Gold” Screening Join filmmaker John McDonald for a moderate 2.2-mile round trip hike to Ghost Mountain. Learn about the family that lived there for 17 years and how John’s production […]

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Zabriskie Pt Update – to Close Dec 1 – March 31st

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Death Valley – Zabriskie Point to close for repairs Starting Dec 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, all access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding area will be closed for major rehabilitation work to repair unstable support walls and improve conditions. CA Hwy 190 will remain open to through traffic. http://www.desertusa.com/dv/du_dvp190e.html Source: NPS

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Canyonlands’ 50th Anniversary Celebration Continues with Thoughtful Hikes

In commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the Wilderness Act, the Civil Rights Act, and the establishment of Canyonlands National Park, residents of Utah’s Grand and San Juan Counties are invited to participate in a series of special hikes every Saturday throughout the month of October. This “Walking with Thoreau” project seeks to explore the […]

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Campgrounds Open at Joshua Tree National Park

Oct 7, 2014 — All campgrounds at Joshua Tree National Park have reopened for the season. This includes Belle, Black Rock, Cottonwood, Hidden Valley, Indian Cove, Jumbo Rocks, Ryan, Sheep Pass, and White Tank campgrounds. Campsites at Indian Cove and Black Rock campgrounds may be reserved in advance online. To check availability and make a […]

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Body Found at Lake Mohave

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The body of an adult male was found at Lake Mohave Oct. 1. At 3:21 p.m. Oct. 1, the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call from a marina employee, reporting that the body was floating off the north swim beach at Cottonwood Cove. National Park Service rangers and agents […]

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What Happened in Tombstone in October

October 1, 1881 – Geronimo and Naiche, son of the late Cochise, escaped the San Carlos Reservation with about 400 other Apaches. Despite pursuit by a posse of 35 -40 men, they remained free until February 1884 when Geronimo surrendered and returned to the reservation. October 2, 1879 – The first issue of the Tombstone […]

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North Rim of Grand Canyon Begins Seasonal Closures

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Facilities on Grand Canyon’s North Rim to Begin Seasonal Closures- Park Remains Open for Day Use Grand Canyon, AZ –The staff on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin to shut down most visitor services and facilities on Thursday, October 16; the North Rim will remain open to visitors through December 1 […]

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Fatality at Grand Canyon

Male Hiker Dies While Hiking on North Kaibab Trail Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Friday, September 19, at approximately 4 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a 911 call from a visitor reporting that a male hiker had fallen and was having trouble breathing. Park rangers responded by helicopter and found the victim […]

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