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Around The Parks: Fire At Rocky Mountain, Snowshoe Hikes At Sleeping Bear, Big Cypress Rescue

Though December is here, fires are still possible in the National Park System, as evidenced by one this week at Rocky Mountain National Park. For those looking forward to winter, know that Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is scheduling snowshoe treks. And if you're thinking of hiking the Florida Scenic Trail, beware of high water that trapped two hikers recently.

Cleanup Work After Hurricanes Irma, Maria Ongoing In Florida, Georgia, Caribbean

Nearly 300 National Park Service employees continued to work Monday on cleaning up the mess Hurricanes Irma and Maria left after roaring through the Caribbean and into South Florida and into Georgia. While access was slowly improving to some parks, others remained closed to the public.

Myriad Problems Confronting National Park Service Crews In Aftermath Of Hurricane Irma

Leaking water mains, power outages, a collapsed 40-foot section of the moat wall surrounding historic Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park, and a debris-filled waterfront at Cumberland Island National Seashore were just some of the problems National Park Service crews were dealing with Saturday as they worked to clean up the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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