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Photography In The National Parks: Focus On More Than Just The Mountain

Mount Rainier National Park in July is the perfect time of year, not only for mountain shots but also for wildflower, "silky water," moon and star, and forest interior photography. Contributing photographer Rebecca Latson recently returned from a trip to this national park and has tips on how to get the most out of your photography up there.

Shenandoah National Park Announces Temporary Trail Closure During Helicopter Operations

Shenandoah National Park managers will temporarily close the area surrounding Corbin Cabin (see closure map, red rectangle) to all hiking and backcountry use during helicopter operations associated with the restoration of the historic cabin. Since the cabin is located in a remote area, a helicopter will be used to remove construction materials related to the project.