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Reading Fire Continues Burning Into Lassen Volcanic National Park, Closing Roads, Campgrounds

Reading Fire Continues Burning Into Lassen Volcanic National Park, Closing Roads, CampgroundsWith no immediate containment in sight, northern California's Reading Fire continues to burn inside Lassen Volcanic National Park, forcing the closure of roads, campgrounds and many trails to park visitors.

As of Sunday evening, Aug. 12, 2012, more than 19,150 acres had burned.

"The fire is moving to the east, so there is the possibility that more areas inside the park may be impacted," a National Park Service spokesperson told OldWestNewWest.com Travel & History Magazine.
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Series of Climber Deaths at National Parks Prompt Call for Caution, Awareness

Series of Climber Deaths at National Parks Prompt Call for Caution, Awareness An unrelated series of recent climber deaths at National Parks in the West have spurred a call for increased caution and better preparedness.

"Many of our parks are remote and wild places, and that's one of our missions - to keep them that way," said ...
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Vista Trails at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Reopen for ADA Access

Vista Trails at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Reopen for ADA Access Guardian Rock and the Crystal Creek Falls trails have reopened in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in northern California, a unit of the National Park Service, and are now accessible to visitors who require the use of a wheel chair or walker.

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July 28-29 Celebration Marks Settlement of the San Juan Island ‘Pig War’ Between U.S., Britain

July 28-29 Celebration Marks Settlement of the San Juan Island ‘Pig War’ Between U.S., Britain It started in 1859 as a squabble over a dead pig, but it might have escalated into a war in the Pacific Northwest between the United States and Great Britain.

On July 28-29, 2012 you can celebrate the dispute's peaceful settlement when re-enactors fro...
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Massive Alaska Landslide No Threat to Glacier Bay National Park Visitors

Massive Alaska Landslide No Threat to Glacier Bay National Park Visitors A five-mile-long landslide that roared down a mountain at Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska earlier this year was never a threat to visitors and is so remote that the vast majority guests who come by cruise ships will never see it.

"If something lik...
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