Katmai National Park Bear Cam

07.14.2017

Greater Yellowstone grizzlies taken off endangered species list

06.22.2017

News

The federal government has removed the grizzly bears of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem from the endangered species list.

Where to watch the solar eclipse on Oregon public lands

06.15.2017

Feature

Where to watch the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse on Oregon public lands. Find Oregon state parks, national forests, national monuments and national wildlife refuges that are in the path of totality. 

Secretary Zinke tours Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

06.14.2017

News

Zinke indicated he is comfortable with the monument remaining in the “public's hands” while praising the forested scenery as “beautiful.”

Rangers searching for missing man in Grand Canyon

06.14.2017

News

Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park are searching for a missing California man.

Yellowstone visitation number down

06.13.2017

News

The number of people heading to our nation’s first national park is down so far this year.

Yellowstone wolf shot to death

05.11.2017

News

The alpha female of Yellowstone’s Canyon Pack was shot and killed.

Glacier National Park’s glaciers will disappear before you die

05.10.2017

News

Glacier National Park was named for its beautiful glaciers, unfortunately they may soon only be a memory.

Legislation would ban mining in Montana near Yellowstone National Park

04.25.2017

News

Senator Jon Tester has introduced legislation that would permanently ban new mining in an area of Montana just outside Yellowstone National Park’s borders.

Sexual harassment investigation in Yellowstone

04.12.2017

News

The National Park Service releases a report investigating sexual harrassment allegations in Yellowstone. 

Outdoor Retailer says goodbye to SLC

02.16.2017

News

The Outdoor Retailer show is leaving Salt Lake City. 

Skier falls to death on South Teton

02.16.2017

News

Arc’teryx pulls the plug on attending Outdoor Retailer

02.09.2017

News

Arc’teryx joins Patagonia and boycots the Outdoor Retailer trade show over Utah politics. 

Rabble-rousing rogue rangers troll @RealDonaldTrump: Favorite moments

01.25.2017

Editorial

Six days into President Trump’s administration and a ragtag group of rabble-rousing rogue rangers from the National Park Service have already started a twitter boxing match with the leader of the free world...

Badlands National Park vs. President Trump… and Tweet

01.24.2017

News

Badlands National Park's official Twitter account takes on President Trump's position on climate change.  

National Park vandals banned from all public lands

01.19.2017

News

Canadian group who vandalized U.S. National Parks plead guilty and are banned from U.S. public lands. 

Plan calls for reintroduction of grizzlies to the North Cascades

01.12.2017

News

Public comment opens for plan to reintroduce grizzlies to the North Cascades. Returning grizzlies to the North Cascades? That just may happen if a federal wildlife plan becomes reality.

Department of the Interior cancels oil and gas leases near Glacier

01.10.2017

News

Department of the Interior cancels oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area near Glacier

The Best and Worst of 2016 | A Year in the Outdoors

12.30.2016

Editorial

Goodbye 2016 and hello 2017. While we are looking forward to all the new adventures the new year will bring, 2016 was a year to remember in the outdoors. It was full of triumphs and tragedies that will live on in legend… both good and bad.

Here’s a look at our best and worst of the year in the outdoors.

President Obama declares two new National Monuments

12.28.2016

News

President Obama declares two new National Monuments, protecting 1.64 million acres. 

Ex-Navy Seal tapped to be in charge of National Parks and more

12.13.2016

News

Meet the man Trump taps to manage national parks, BLM lands and national wildlife refuges

Two juveniles charged with starting deadly Tennessee wildfires

12.07.2016

News

Two juveniles have been charged in starting a fire in East Tennessee that killed 14 people and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 buildings.

Google drops PhotoScan app! Goodbye boxes of old pictures

11.16.2016

News

Google drops new app that aims to change how we organize old pictures.

Yellowstone closing most roads for winter season

11.03.2016

News

Yellowstone National Park is closing most roads in preparation for the winter season.

Bison named United States National Mammal

11.03.2016

News

The American bison (AKA buffalo) has been designated the national mammal of the United States.

Canadian vandals fined and banned from U.S. National Parks

11.01.2016

News

Five Canadian men from the group “High on Life” recently faced a judge in Yellowstone National Park

Ghost Story | Riding the Iron Goat

10.26.2016

In the dead of the 1910 winter, our nation suffered one the worst railroad disaster in its history, today those victims still wonder along the Iron Goat.

Ghost Story | Hi I’m Ottie

10.26.2016

Feature

4 year old Ottie Powell's teacher sent the class out to gather firewood near the Appalachian Trail during a short recess, young Ottie would neverreturn

Ghost Story | The Wailing Woman of the Grand Canyon

10.26.2016

Feature

The “wailing woman” or “wondering woman” of the Grand Canyon is said to haunt the North Rim, forever searching for her lover and child. 

Ghost Story | Hauntings at Antietam’s Bloody Lane

10.26.2016

Feature

In the fall of 1862 more than 23,000 brave men lay bloody and dead. More than 150 years later, some say New York's Irish Brigade is still fighting. 

Washington State Parks final fee-free day of 2016

10.26.2016

News

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a fee-free day on Thursday, Nov. 11 in honor Veterans Day.

Ghost Story | The Long Trail of Death

10.26.2016

Feature

A Long Trail of Death: 5 years, 5 dead, 1 trail. Unlike most haunted trails and ghost stories you may read, the following are true stories. These people lived, breathed and ultimately vanished.

Dinosaurs found in Denali National Park

10.25.2016

News

The National Park Service and paleontologists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks have discovered the first known dinosaur bone fossils in Denali National Park and Preserve.

Ghost Story | The Ghost of the Great White Sands

10.14.2016

Feature

The ghost of the Great White Sands… The ghost, named Pavla Blanca is said to haunt White Sands National Monument in New Mexico forever searching for her lost love.

Ghost Story | The Legend of Spearfinger in the Smokies

10.11.2016

Feature

According to Cherokee lore, Spearfinger is an old witch that roams the rocky ridgelines of the smokies, she is said to haunt the shore of Lake Fontana on the Norton Creek Trail. 

Backpacking suspended in Arches National Park

10.05.2016

News

The National Park Service has suspended overnight backcountry camping permits in Arches National Park. 

Famed Yellowstone Superintendent Robert “Bob” Barbee Passes Away

10.04.2016

News

Famed former Yellowstone superintendent passes away. 

Pika and others to receive no Endangered Species Act protection

09.13.2016

News

Federal Wildlife officials have rejected a petition for more protection for the American Pika (Ochotona princeps) under the Endangered Species Act.

UPDATE: Two hikers missing in Yosemite National Park found

09.13.2016

News

Rangers in Yosemite National Park are searching for two missing hikers

Yosemite is getting bigger thanks to sizeable land donation

09.07.2016

News

Anyone heading to Yosemite is going to have a little bit more room to stretch their legs as a result of the Park’s largest expansion in nearly 70 years.

Yellowstone increases fire restrictions

09.01.2016

News

Yellowstone National Park is now under Stage 2 fire restrictions.

Want to snowmobile Yellowstone - get your permit now

08.30.2016

News

The National Park Service has just announced when it will start accepting lottery applications for non-commercially guided snowmobile trips into Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone concession employee falls to death

08.26.2016

News

Park employee falls to death the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Vandals target ancient petroglyph panel in Utah

08.10.2016

The National Park Service is looking for vandals who tagged a Capitol Reef National Park petroglyph panel.

The untold story of Smokey the Bear

08.09.2016

Feature

Only you can prevent Forest Fires! We all know the familiar slogan and can easily picture Smokey the Bear walking around with a shovel, shirtless in blue jeans with his flat-brimmed hat encouraging children and adults alike to be careful not to spark a fire.

Missing hiker in Mount Rainier National Park

08.08.2016

News

Search and rescue crews are actively looking for a 24-year old woman who went missing in Mount Rainier National Park.  

Glacier National Park sets single-month visitation record

08.08.2016

News

The National Park Service said Monday that Glacier National Park's previous single-month record has been smashed.

Brain-eating amoeba found in Grand Teton

08.08.2016

News

A deadly brain-eating amoeba has recently been discovered in a popular warm spring in Grand Teton National Park.

Denali Rangers forced to kill problem Grizzly

07.28.2016

News

Denali Park Rangers forced to euthanize grizzly bear after exhausting all options.

Yellowstone vandal gets wrist slap sentence

07.27.2016

News

A Texas man will spend 72 hours in jail and pay $250 in restitution for carving his initials in the iconic Roosevelt Arch

Fatal Grand Teton dorm fire started intentionally

07.27.2016

News

The investigation into a 2015 fatal structure fire in Grand Teton National Park is complete.

New details into death of Grand Teton guide

07.26.2016

News

NPS investigation regarding the Saturday July 23, death of mountain guide Gary Falk, who fell to his death while assisting clients on a summit of the park’s famous peak, Grand Teton.

Lassen Volcanic Sandbox will Blow Your Mind

07.22.2016

Feature

The new interactive sandbox at Lassen Volcanic NP is like nothing you've seen before. Check out the video!

Glacier National Park sets June visitation record

07.11.2016

News

 The number of people finding their park in Glacier National Park is on a record pace.

Former NPS Superintendent admits to stealing human remains

07.08.2016

News

A former National Park Service Superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument pled guilty to stealing ancient Native American remains.

Grizzly hunting in Idaho - public comment period open

07.08.2016

News

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (Fish and Game) is seeking public comment on proposed rules for hunting grizzly bears in eastern Idaho.

Yellowstone tourists on pace to set record

07.08.2016

News

The National Park Service reports more than 1.4 million people have visited Yellowstone National Park so far this year. The NPS reported the park had 830,000 visitors in the month of June alone, that’s up 7 percent from from June of 2015.

Outrage over FB post showing woman feeding a bear cub

07.07.2016

News

A post to Facebook is igniting a controversy near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The screenshot of the post shows pictures of what appears to be a female, accompanied by a male, feeding a young black bear cub.

Grand Canyon rangers hunting for vandals

07.07.2016

News

Law enforcement rangers in Grand Canyon National Park are looking for two vandals who appear to have been caught in the act.  

Mountain Lion sighting in Massachusetts

07.05.2016

News

Take a good look at the picture above. Is it a domestic cat? No. Is it a bobcat? No. Is it a Mountain Lion? Quite possibly

Death Valley cooks with record setting temps in June

07.05.2016

News

June 2016 was the hottest month on record in Death Valley National Park. The National Park Service tells TrailMob that the average temperature in June was 101.9 degrees F.

Hikers to Into the Wild bus speak out about rescue

06.30.2016

News

Two Denali National Park visitors are safe after hiking to the abandoned bus immortalized by Chris McCandless and Into the Wild. 

Deadly grizzly bear attack near Glacier National Park

06.29.2016

News

A person is dead following a grizzly attack in Montana’s Flathead National Forest near Glacier National Park.

4th of July outdoor gear savings and coupon roundup

06.29.2016

Best of

4th of July means fireworks and family camping trips. It also means the chance for serious savings on that tent you’ve been meaning to buy

From Into the Wild to The Wild Truth - An Interview with Carine McCandless

06.29.2016

Interview

In April 1992 Christopher McCandless walked "Into the Wild."  He was immortalized by Jon Krakauer's 1996 book of the same title.  The following is a candid interview with Carine McCandless, sister of Chris McCandless.

Hiker still missing in Grand Canyon, Search and Rescue ongoing

06.24.2016

News

The National Park Service is still looking for Floyd E. Roberts III of Treasure Island, FL, who remains missing in a remote area of western Grand Canyon National Park.  

Want a better family? Get Outside! (seriously, science says so)

06.23.2016

News

Researchers at the University of Illinois have recently concluded that spending time outdoors with family is beneficial to the family unit.

Serial National Parks Vandal Casey Nocket Sentenced

06.13.2016

News

A federal judge has sentenced notorious national parks vandal, Casey Nocket. Nocket pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanor counts of damaging government property.  A judge sentenced her to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service. 

Stargazing in the Grand Canyon is about to get even better

06.07.2016

News

The National Park Service (“NPS”) and the International Dark-Sky Association (“IDA”) announced on June 5 that Grand Canyon National Park is now a Provisional IDA International Dark Sky Park.

Newborn bison calf killed after misguided rescue

05.16.2016

News

The National Park Service is calling on visitors to Yellowstone to please respect wildlife. The NPS press release comes after a newborn bison calf had to be killed by rangers.

Drunks Kill World’s Rarest Fish in Death Valley

05.10.2016

News

On the evening of Saturday, April 30, three men in an OHV drove off-road, bypassing a gate at the Devils Hole parking lot. The men proceeded to shoot locks on two gates, a motion sensor on a security system, several signs, and scientific monitoring equipment - firing off at least 10 shots.

Arches NP needs help investigating recent vandalism

04.27.2016

News

The National Park Service needs your help to locate whomever is responsible for recent vandalism in Arches National Park.

Final NPS centennial stamp is a glowing Yellowstone bison

04.26.2016

News

The National Park Service has released it's final centennial stamp of glowing Yellowstone bison.

Famous Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Killed

04.25.2016

News

A grizzly bear killed last November has been identified as No. 211, otherwise known as “Scarface.” The 26-year-old bear was killed in the Little Trail Creek drainage north of Gardiner, Montana.

Yosemite’s Glacier Point Road opening

04.18.2016

News

Yosemite's Glacier Point Road opening for 2016 season

Free admission to national parks April 16 through 24

04.13.2016

News

National Parks Week is from April 16th through the 24th. To celebrate the NPS is waiving all entrance fees. 

Yosemite Waterfalls Raging

04.11.2016

News

Yosemite's famous waterfalls are approaching peak flow, making a visit soon perfect timing. 

Seattle biker looking for trail angel after ER visit

04.09.2016

Feature

Seattle cyclist looking for the man who helped him after a nasty crash in Duthie Hill Park. The only problem, he doesn't remember any of it. 

 

Yellowstone National Park’s Bear Bathtub

04.08.2016

Feature

Take a look at an incredibe video captured by National Geographic of Yellowstone's "Bear Bathtub."

Video Shows Man Chasing Grizzly Bear With Truck

04.05.2016

News

Video shows grizzly bear being chased by two men in a pickup truck in north central Montana.

Apply now for your chance to hike Yosemite’s epic Half Dome

03.09.2016

News

Now’s your chance to snag a permit to hike one of Yosemite’s most iconic routes: Half Dome.  Apply now through the end of the month.

Grand Teton seeking applications for Youth Conservation Program

03.07.2016

Press Release

Grand Teton National Park is currently seeking applications for the 11th season of the Youth Conservation Program. The program gives local teenagers an opportunity to spend the summer working while learning about and making significant contributions to protection of the park's trails and other resources.

Rocky Mountain National Park Seeking Volunteers

03.02.2016

Press Release

Rocky Mountain National Park is looking for a few volunteers this summer. Duties range from providing visitor information at various trailheads and information stations to working on the road crew, doing bird research, camp hosting or swearing in Junior Rangers, among other positions. 

An Insider’s Guide to Yellowstone National Park

03.01.2016

Feature

Learn about Yellowstone National Park’s hiking, camping, history and the best places to see wildlife.

The Yellowstone Fires of 1988

02.29.2016

Feature

On June 14, 1988, a small fire started on the banks of Storm Creek just north of Yellowstone National Park. These fires, collectively known as the Yellowstone Fires of 1988, would only be extinguished later in the fall, when cool wet weather finally reached Yellowstone National Park.

Yosemite lodge sign stolen amid ongoing trademark dispute

02.29.2016

News

As the clock ticks down on the legal dispute between the National Park Service and Delaware North Company (DNC) over trademark rights to some of Yosemite’s most iconic landmarks, an historic welcome sign belonging to The Ahwahnee Hotel has been stolen. The incident occurred Saturday night or Sunday morning according to a Yosemite spokesperson - only days before the sign was scheduled to be covered-up or replaced.

Body recovered in Grand Canyon NP under unusual circumstances

02.24.2016

News

The National Park Service has reported that on Sunday evening, February 21, a call was received by the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center regarding a car found below the rim, near Lipan Point on Desert View Drive.  

Washington man hikes circumference of the earth

02.22.2016

Interview

“Take only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints.” That’s the motto of Washington based outdoors photographer Randall Hodges, who spent 27 years on the trail working towards his goal of hiking 24,901 miles earth’s circumference and capturing amazing photos along the way. 

Sierra Club calls co-founder “unabashed” racist, now seeks Yosemite lodge name change

02.19.2016

News

The Sierra Club is asking the National Park Service to change the name of the LeConte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite Valley. This after Sierra Club co-founder Joseph LeConte is discovered to be an “unabashed white supremacist, whose racist views were widely published after the Civil War.”  

Youths invited to live, work and play in Yellowstone National Park

02.18.2016

Press Release

How would you like to help Yellowstone celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service while you work, learn, play, and serve in the world's first national park?

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

02.17.2016

News

A record number of Americans found their park in 2015. According to the NPS data, “America’s Best Idea” hosted more than 307 million visits last year.

Oregon standoff participants reportedly defecated on cultural sites

02.17.2016

News

BURNS, Oregon -- Participants in the armed-standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge left what’s being described as “significant amounts of human feces” on or near a "sensitive cultural site." 

National Park Service launches pilot online pass program

02.17.2016

News

BAR HARBOR, Maine -- The National Park Service has launched a pilot program to sell entrance passes online in Acadia National Park, with plans to expand the service.  

Actress Vanessa Hudgens reportedly investigated for vandalism in Coconino N.F.

02.16.2016

News

SEDONA, Ariz. -- Actress Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical, Spring Breakers, Grease Live) is allegedly being investigated for vandalism in the Coconino National Forest near Sedona, Arizona.

Washington hiker killed after being swept down Big Beef Creek

02.16.2016

News

 SILVERDALE, Wash. — A Seabeck man is dead, after a hiking trip with friends ends in tragedy.  The Kitsap County Coroner's Office has identified 18-year old Lucas Earl Weaver as the victim.

North Idaho trail reopens with a warning to hikers

02.15.2016

News

CLARK FORK, Idaho - Don’t feed the goats! That’s the message from the United States Forest Service. The USFS reopened the Scotchman Peak Trail in the Kaniksu National Forest. 

President Obama creates 3 new National Monuments in California

02.12.2016

News

President Obama designates three new national monuments in the southern California desert. The massive tract protects nearly 1.8 million acres of our nation’s public lands. 

Stolen crampons at 26,000 ft. on K2

02.11.2016

Feature

K2: the second highest and arguably most difficult peak in the world to climb. Imagine this… you just summited, you help another climber, then hunker down at 26,000 ft. to wait out a storm… then someone steals your crampons. Mountaineer Don Bowie survived this ordeal, listen to him tell his story.

NWR Association Statement on the Malheur Standoff Ending

02.11.2016

News

The following is a statement by David Houghton, president of the National Wildlife Refuge Association: We’re relieved to finally see the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge come to an end. The FBI, local law enforcement and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should be commended for a peaceful resolution...

National Parks need over $12 billion in repairs

02.10.2016

News

The National Park Service recently estimated that our national parks are in need of roughly $12 billion in maintenance and repairs.  The staggering figure represents deferred maintenance costs and represents a $440 million increase from the year prior, perhaps not surprising given 2015’s record-setting park visitation numbers.

Idaho Fish and Game’s wrist slapped after collaring wolves by helicopter

01.20.2016

News

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has been issued a notice of non-compliance from the United States Forest Service. The notice comes after the department violated an agreement by using a helicopter to put tracking collars on wolves in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

Rocky Mountain National Park sets visitation record

01.20.2016

News

In 2015, the most people ever visited Rocky Mountain National Park. According to newly released data, the National Park Service claims the park saw 4,155,916 people visit last year, a 21 percent increase from 2014.

Yosemite Concessionaire calls B.S. on park name changes

01.15.2016

News

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA --  The war of words between Yosemite National Park and long-time concessionaire Delaware North Company (DNC) is escalating. Today, TrailMob.com spoke with a DNC spokesman who maintains that the company is “shocked and disappointed that the National Park Service would announce unnecessary changes to the beloved names of places in Yosemite National Park.”

Mountain Lion Kittens Born in Santa Monica Mountains

01.15.2016

Press Release

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Biologists from the National Park Service recently discovered two mountain lion kittens in the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains. 

Grand Teton National Park visitation record shattered

01.15.2016

News

MOOSE, WY — Grand Teton National Park saw a record number of visits in 2015.  The park recorded over 4.6 million visits, an 8.2 percent increase from the previous record of 4.3 million set in 2014. 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park 100 Mile Challenge

01.15.2016

News

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS N.P. --  The Superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a message!  Take a hike! Superintendent Cassius Cash committed to hiking 100 miles of trail in GSMNP during 2016, the National Park Service centennial. 

Yosemite National Park forced to rename historic properties and landmarks

01.14.2016

News

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – The National Park Service announced today that they are changing the names of several iconic places in Yosemite National Park. The NPS is reacting to potential trademark infringement issues with lame duck concessionaire, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite

Yellowstone sets new record with over 4 Million visits

01.12.2016

News

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana -- If you thought Yellowstone looked more crowded than usual last year, you were correct! According to figures released today by the National Park Service, there were 4,097,710 “visits” (not necessarily visitors) to Yellowstone National Park, up 16.6% from 2014 - a new record. 

Mountain Lion with rare deformity killed in Southeastern Idaho

01.08.2016

News

 Last week a young male mountain lion was legally “harvested” in southeastern Idaho, this particular mountain lion had a very unusual deformity—fully-formed teeth and what appear to be small whiskers growing out of a hard fur-covered mass on the left side of the animal’s forehead.

Appalachian Trail lightning strike survivor needs your help finding closure

01.04.2016

Feature

On the afternoon of June 18, 2015 two sisters were backpacking together along the Appalachian Trail near Washington Monument State Park in rural Maryland when the weather began to take a turn for the worse. One hour later a single bolt of lighting would forever change their lives.

The Best and Worst of 2015: A Year in the Outdoors

12.15.2015

Best of

2015 was a year to remember in the outdoors. It was full of triumphs and tragedies, epic conquests and inspirations from the silver screen to the bottom of a martini glass, 2015 is full of stories that will live on in legend… both good and bad

The National Park Service is hiring for the ‘Ansel Adams’ Dream Job

12.09.2015

Feature

The National Park Service is hiring for the Ansel Adams job. The NPS is looking for a photographer to capture our nation’s treasures to add to the “permanent collection at the Library of Congress.” 

Leaked US Fish & Wildlife Letter: Grizzly Bear to lose federal protection

12.08.2015

News

Grizzly Bears are one step closer to losing federal protection as an endangered species, at least around Yellowstone National Park.  Hunting season for grizzlies appears eminent. 

Pipelines in the National Parks - Some in Washington D.C. think yes

12.03.2015

News

The National Energy Security Corridors Act effectively strips the requirement for Congressional approval of destructive pipeline construction within and across our National Parks

Record-low bear incidents in Yosemite National Park

12.02.2015

News

The National Park Service reports Yosemite National Park has recorded the lowest number of human-bear incidents since 1975 - the year the park first initiated its bear management program.

California Condors continue to soar despite long odds - where you can see them today

12.01.2015

Feature

When it comes to successful conservation efforts, the protection of the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is a superb example. Condors are an incredible sight. They are North America’s largest bird with a wingspan of more than 9 feet and can soar at altitudes of 15,000 feet.

Public comment wanted on Grand Canyon backcountry management plan

11.30.2015

News

The National Park Service wants to hear from you regarding various proposals for managing Grand Canyon National Park's backcountry. 

VIDEO: Beavers parachute into Idaho’s backcountry - Yes, this actually happened

10.22.2015

Feature

Nearly 70 years ago, just after the end of World War II, Idaho Fish and Game came up with a unique plan for dealing with the troublesome beavers around the then booming McCall area.  The solution: trap them, put them in a box, strap the box to a parachute and push the beaver box out of a perfectly good airplane over the rugged, remote and roadless Idaho wilderness

Sequoia National Park: 125 Years in the Land of Giants

09.24.2015

Feature

Sequoia National Park was established on September 25, 1890 in a measure that would protect the "Land of Giants" for generations to come.  Read more...

Deadly flash flood in Zion National Park

09.17.2015

News

7 people are dead after being caught in flash flooding Monday evening in Zion National Park. Rangers received a report of seven people canyoneering in Keyhole Canyon shortly before the flooding began said Holly Baker, Zion Spokeswoman.  Rangers located their vehicles Monday evening and started the search Tuesday morning after it became clear the hikers had not left the canyon.

Battle of Antietam Remembered 153 years later

09.17.2015

Feature

At dawn... 153 years ago... Musket fire pierced the air…  Cannons thundered... 12 long hours later... More than 23,000 brave men lay littered across the red stained battlefield at Antietam...  as the sun set on the bloodiest single day in American history.

Ohio State Geology Students Accused of Vandalising Ancient Rock Art

09.04.2015

News

Ohio State University geology students have been accused of defacting Native American rock that is centuries old and protected under the Antiquities Act. Pictures taken by Linden resident Rex Daley clearly show “OSU”, “Ohio State University” and “Geo.”

California’s first wolf pack in 90 years caught on camera

08.20.2015

News

CALIFORNIA - After a nine decade drought, California has a pack of wolves. The “Shasta Pack” was announced by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on Thursday, August 20.

Wolf sighting in the Black Hills? Conservation debate begins anew

08.18.2015

News

Wolves in South Dakota, in this day and age?  Impossible right?  Well, apparently not - a video obtained by TrailMob allegedly taken in or around the Black Hills area clearly shows a gray wolf allegedly roaming the Black Hills.

1 epic road trip, 2 minutes of your time, and KEEN’s quest to protect 3 million acres

07.29.2015

Over the past decade KEEN has gone from small start-up to footwear giant with a reputation for quality and durability. Now the company is taking on an even bigger task than protecting your toes…protecting our nation’s unspoiled treasures with the launch of its aptly named Live Monumental campaign. With a pretty sweet bright yellow RV, KEEN is roadtripping across the United States to “celebrate the places we play and to advocate for new national monument designations” - a truly monumental task.

Good Samaritan hiker’s selfless act repaid with surreal Bambi selfie

06.05.2015

Feature

Good Samaritan hiker’s selfless act repaid with surreal Bambi selfie.  If there was an award for the cutest, most heartwarming, "man I wish I got that selfie" it would be this one of a man with a deer fawn after he reunited it with its mother. 

U.S.F.S. COCKTAIL CONSTRUCTION TABLE: A Booze Blueprint

04.04.2015

Feature

1974 was a memorable year in U.S. History. Nixon resigned, Charles Lindbergh died, the Godfather Part II premiered on the big screen, the Oakland A’s won the World Series and United States Forest Service Civil Engineer by the name of Cleve “Red” Kethcam drafted the official and potentially only USFS “Cocktail Construction” chart.

“Find Your Park” through the window of a Chevrolet.

03.31.2015

Feature

They are called our nation’s “Best Idea,” yet when many Millennials and Generation X members think of our National Parks, all they can recall are fleeting moments from PBS and Discovery TV programs.  

President Obama Launches Every Kid in a Park Initiative

02.23.2015

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President Obama launches a bold new program designed to get more kids outside in our nation’s best idea… the parks.

National Park Service Officially Identifies Casey Nocket as Vandalism Suspect

10.29.2014

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The National Park Service has officially declared Casey Nocket the primary suspect in eight vandalism cases across western National Parks.  The park service's original press release stated they were investigating ten acts of vandalism.  Here is the release from the NPS.

“Wow!” - NPS Spokeswoman Remarks on National Park Service Vandalism Investigation

10.27.2014

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The investigation into Casey Nocket's actions is gaining steam.  Today, TrailMob.com spoke with her mother and National Park Service Spokeswoman, Alexandra Picavet.  Nocket is accused of a string of vandalism across western National Parks.  During a conversation with her mother earlier today, she reiterated Casey's remorse for the acts, her willingness to accept the punishment and that she is fully cooperating with the investigation. 

Family of Now Infamous National Parks Tagger Speaks

10.24.2014

Over the last few days, social media has been abuzz over the graffiti antics of Creepytings, aka Casey Nocket.  Nocket branded some of our nation’s most sacred spots in the name of “art” and posted her work on social media.