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Trail Closure in Big Bend National Park Due to Increased Bear Activity

Big Bend National Park has temporarily closed the popular Lost Mine Trail in the park’s Chisos Mountains area due to “increased bear activity.” The park said in a press release the closure would begin Friday evening (October 14), and continue “until … Continue reading

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San Angelo Man Dies at Big Bend National Park

This story has been updated to include the identity of the victim, released by Big Bend National Park Wednesday, May 18. 37-year-old John Wayne Seale of San Angelo, Texas died last week in Big Bend National Park (BBNP) after being found unconscious. … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Bans Drones

This post has been updated. Big Bend National Park has placed an “interim” ban on unmanned aircraft on any lands or waters within the park’s boundaries, as part of a nationwide directive from the National Park Service (NPS.) The ordinance … Continue reading

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“Close Calls” Series: A River Rescue In West Texas

On Memorial Day, two fathers and their four sons woke up to find their equipment and canoes swept away in a flash flood on the Pecos River in west Texas. Other groups on the river were also unaccounted for in … Continue reading

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