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Behind The Scenes In Rocky Mountain National Park

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a park like Rocky? Here is your chance to find out the secrets of how the employees of the Park work to keep Park operations running smoothly for visitors like you. May 10th, on this Rocky Mountain Nature Association (RMNA) seminar, participants will stroll along paved pathways to experience the “behind the scenes” functions of the backcountry office, volunteer of ...

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Moraine Park Campground To Close For Three Weeks

Beginning on April 30 through May 20, Moraine Park Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park will close for a major repaving project. Aspenglen Campground will open early for the season on April 30 to accommodate campers. Aspenglen Campground will be first-come, first-served until May 22, when it will revert to the reservation system. Loop B in Moraine Park Campground, which consists of 77 sites, will reop ...

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Seeking Public Input On Wild Basin Area Improvements

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are considering making improvements at four locations in the Wild Basin area located in the southeast part of the park. These four locations include the picnic area located just west of Copeland Lake, the winter turn-around located midway along the road that leads to the Wild Basin Trailhead, the Wild Basin Trailhead located at the terminus of the road and the provision of ...

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Protection Of High Value Trees And Hazard Mitigation Projects Continue

Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees. The park’s priorities for mitigation of the effects of beetles are focused on removing hazard trees and hazard fuels related to the protection of life and property. For several years, Rocky Mountain National Park has had a proactive bark beetle management program. In recent years, bark beetles h ...

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Recovery Efforts Begin For David Laurienti

Before dawn this morning, March 21, a team of park rangers assisted by two members of Rocky Mountain Rescue left the Lawn Lake Trailhead to resume recovery operations for the body of David Laurienti. Another team left the trailhead at approximately 8:00 a.m. to aid the first team’s efforts. The second team consisted of park rangers assisted by five members of Larimer County Search and Rescue. A forecast of ...

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From The Family Of David Laurienti of Estes Park

Our beloved father, husband, and friend David Laurienti was fatally wounded in a climbing accident on Sunday March 17, 2013 while climbing with long time friend and climbing partner Lisa Foster in RMNP. David was an avid outdoorsman, family man and consummate friend. Climbing, camping, marathon running, fly-fishing, and laughing with his family and friends around the campfire were among his favorites. He sp ...

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Accident Victim Found

At 2:00 p.m. this afternoon David Laurienti’s body was found in the Upper Fay Lakes drainage on the north slope of Ypsilon Mountain. His body has been protected and moved to a more secure location. The six-person park team who located his body will be coming out of the backcountry tonight. Tomorrow, park rangers will evaluate alternatives for the safe recovery of his body. This will be dictated largely by w ...

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Fatality in Rocky Mountain National Park – UPDATED

Rocky Mountain National Park rescuers arrived at the trailhead with Lisa Foster at 1:00 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, March 19. They were assisted in the evacuation by Larimer County Search and Rescue. Foster was transported by ambulance to Estes Park Medical Center. Specific information on her injuries will not be released. Over 32 park rescuers were involved in yesterday’s efforts plus six members of Larime ...

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