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Echo Bay launch ramp to close May 11 at Lake Mead

Declining water levels and topography constraints are determining factors BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area will close Echo Bay launch ramp Wednesday, May 11 due to low water levels at Lake Mead. The Echo Bay launch ramp was constructed for boat...

Human skeletal remains found at Callville Bay

Human skeletal remains found at Callville Bay

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – National Park Service rangers received a witness report of human skeletal remains discovered at Callville Bay in Lake Mead National Recreation Area at approximately 2:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, May 7. Park rangers responded to the call and are on...

Chasing the Light

Chasing the Light

Upper Antelope Canyon Photo Tour Photos and text by Lynn Bremner A photo taken with an iPhone by Abbie Archer. It shows one of the main chambers as a several tour groups pass through it.The phone rang as I was packing for my vacation.  It was my dad calling to tell me...

Hiking Zion National Park

Hiking Zion National Park

Riverside Walk & Lower to Upper Emerald Pools Hikes By Lynn Bremner If you’re looking for a fun destination for hiking, but still want to stay cool this summer, check out Zion National Park. Just two and a half hours from Las Vegas, Zion offers trails and outdoor...

Joshua Tree NP – Climber fatality in the Sheep Pass Area

Joshua Tree NP – Climber fatality in the Sheep Pass Area

A fall resulted in a fatality of a climber in the Sheep Pass Area of Joshua Tree National Park on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Joshua Tree Search and Rescue and Riverside County deputies responded to the incident. The climber was identified as Tina Lynn Fiori, 51 year...

Big Bend NP – Wildfire Along the South Rim Trail

Big Bend NP – Wildfire Along the South Rim Trail

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TX – At approximately 11:00 am on Wednesday April 20th, Big Bend National Park received reports of smoke near the southern edge of the Southwest Rim of the Chisos Mountains. A small crew of rangers quickly began to hike into the remote area,...