Kentucky has a new national monument. President Trump has created the Camp Nelson National Monument, which is located in Jessamine County, Kentucky. The monument will be located about 45 minutes south of Lexington.
Rafting the wild and wonderful Gauley River in West Virginia is a bucket list adventure for anyone that enjoys whitewater. This article is a preview of what to expect on the "Beast of the East."
Arches National Park is considering implementing a entrance reservation system to ease visitor congestion.
The Department of Interior has announced a plan that would raise entrance fees in 17 of our nation’s most popular national parks to $70 during peak season.
Native American tribes are organizing a protest in favor of changing the names of two Yellowstone National Park features.
Secretary Ryan Zinke announces all national monuments under review will stay, but not all will stay untouched.
The federal government has removed the grizzly bears of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem from the endangered species list.
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.
Glacier National Park was named for its beautiful glaciers, unfortunately they may soon only be a memory.
Senator Jon Tester has introduced legislation that would permanently ban new mining in an area of Montana just outside Yellowstone National Park’s borders.
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's official Twitter account takes on President Trump's position on climate change.
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.
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.
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.
The “wailing woman” or “wondering woman” of the Grand Canyon is said to haunt the North Rim, forever searching for her lover and child.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Park Service has suspended overnight backcountry camping permits in Arches National Park.
Federal Wildlife officials have rejected a petition for more protection for the American Pika (Ochotona princeps) under the Endangered Species Act.
The National Park Service has just announced when it will start accepting lottery applications for non-commercially guided snowmobile trips into Yellowstone National Park.
The National Park Service is looking for vandals who tagged a Capitol Reef National Park petroglyph panel.
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.
The National Park Service said Monday that Glacier National Park's previous single-month record has been smashed.
A deadly brain-eating amoeba has recently been discovered in a popular warm spring in Grand Teton National Park.
A Texas man will spend 72 hours in jail and pay $250 in restitution for carving his initials in the iconic Roosevelt Arch
The new interactive sandbox at Lassen Volcanic NP is like nothing you've seen before. Check out the video!
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (Fish and Game) is seeking public comment on proposed rules for hunting grizzly bears in eastern Idaho.
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.
Law enforcement rangers in Grand Canyon National Park are looking for two vandals who appear to have been caught in the act.
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
Two Denali National Park visitors are safe after hiking to the abandoned bus immortalized by Chris McCandless and Into the Wild.
A person is dead following a grizzly attack in Montana’s Flathead National Forest near Glacier National Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Park Service needs your help to locate whomever is responsible for recent vandalism in Arches National Park.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Learn about Yellowstone National Park’s hiking, camping, history and the best places to see wildlife.
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.
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.
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.”
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?
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 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.”
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Biologists from the National Park Service recently discovered two mountain lion kittens in the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The National Energy Security Corridors Act effectively strips the requirement for Congressional approval of destructive pipeline construction within and across our National Parks
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.
The National Park Service wants to hear from you regarding various proposals for managing Grand Canyon National Park's backcountry.
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 was established on September 25, 1890 in a measure that would protect the "Land of Giants" for generations to come. Read more...
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.
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 - 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.
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. 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.
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.
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 a bold new program designed to get more kids outside in our nation’s best idea… the parks.
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.