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- During a desperate time for national parks, Washington state's three just received a $1 million donation from the estate of Bette Wallace, who loved the outdoors. Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks plan to use the money for a computer dispatch system to monitor rangers in the wilderness, while North Cascades National Park plans to improve infrastructure for volunteers.
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- In an unusual move, Yosemite National Park closed to visitors ahead of heavy rainfall expected on Friday. The park and most facilities reopened on Sunday after the river had subsided.
- In other unusual Yosemite news, successful YouTube vlogger Logan Paul was kicked out of the California park earlier this month for violating camp rules on his 23rd birthday. He slept on top of his bus and took up five parking spaces. A ranger warned him, but then Paul received citations for disrupting the park's peace.
- A man claimed he was left on a chairlift overnight from March 31 to April 1 at the Gore Mountain Ski Center in the Adirondack Mountains. The man, who has not been identified, told police that one to two inches of snow fell overnight and temps dropped to the 20s.
- Rumpl, designer of technical camp blankets, has moved its company headquarters from one trendy city to another, from San Francisco, California, to Portland, Oregon. To celebrate, the company launched a new PDX Carpet blanket featuring the iconic print from the original PDX airport carpet.
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