National Park After Dark

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A podcast for the morbid outdoor enthusiast, National Park After Dark is a true crime/story telling/mystery podcast all rolled into one. Hosted by two friends who share a passion for the outdoors and a fascination with what can go wrong there, each episode explores a different morbid story within the National Park System. Topics range from deaths, tragic accidents, stories of survival, disappearances, true crime, the paranormal and more.

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21 - Little Islands. The Dark History of Founding America’s National Parks
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To celebrate National Indigenous History Month, we take a step back in history as Danielle flips back the pages of time and brings us to a dark chapter in US history. National Parks, some of our favorite places in the world, were once home to thousands of Native Peoples. Today we are familiar with why National Parks were created – to protect land and resources from development, and "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people", but do we really know how they were created? The lands we benefit from and enjoy today came at the expense of others, others who lived and worshiped on those same lands for millennia. Lands that were stolen.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
Jun 14, 2021
20 - The World's Highest Graveyard. Sagarmatha National Park
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Pack all of your cold weather gear, trash bags, and oxygen tanks. We are heading to the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest in Sagarmatha National Park. In the past 80 years over 300 people have died on this mountain and many of their bodies have never been recovered.
While tourism to summit Mount Everest has brought money to the country of Nepal it has also brought a huge problem, litter. In a climate where survival is more important than being respectful to our planet, over 100,000 pounds of trash have been left ontop of Mount Everest, cantaminating their water resources. Today we will join a group of Nepali Sherpas who head out to summit Mount Everest to rid it's peaks of garbage but to also recover bodies, something that has never before been done. We will join them on this crueling 29 day adventure where each one of their lives is at risk every single day. With avalanches, freezing temperatures, and oxygen levels not compatible with survival, this team has a lot of obstacles to overcome if they are to make it out alive.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
Jun 07, 2021
19 - Panthers and Crocodiles and Death, Oh My! Everglades National Park.
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Fasten your seat belts folks, we are in for a wild ride. Come along if you dare as we wade through Everglades National Park. Walking the line between elegant and eerie, dynamic and deadly this is a Park with danger around every murky corner. The largest wilderness East of the Mississippi has larger than life stories, and we have just barley skimmed the surface.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
May 31, 2021
18 - Night of the Grizzles - Part 2 - Glacier National Park
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Welcome back to Part 2 - finishing the Night of the Grizzlies as told by the book by Jack Olson.
Bring your medical supplies, this is a rescue mission to find and save these two missing girls who just suffered horrific bear attacks.

And bring a pencil and a pad of paper because at the end of this story were going to have a lesson in bear safety and what you will need to do if you ever encounter one.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
May 24, 2021
17- Night of the Grizzlies - Part 1 - Glacier National Park
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This week we are taking you deep into the backcountry where the world is still wild and unpredictable. The views may be beautiful but this is no time to get distracted because you never know what might be lurking in the thick brush of Glacier National Park. On this trip you’re going to need to stay alert, bring all of your gear, and bring plenty of protection.

For this episode we will be retelling the story of Night of the Grizzlies by Jack Olson, A true story that took place in Glacier National Park during the summer of 1967. The events that took place this summer built up to TWO catastrophic incidents that would change the way we look at Grizzly bears forever. And this is just the beginning....

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
May 17, 2021
16 - Mistake or Malice? Zion National Park
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Set aside your fear of heights and keep an open mind as we embark on the Observation Point Trail in Zion National Park – the same trail where Patricia Bottarini lost her life. Today, 24 years later, whether her death was a result of an ill-intentioned husband or a tragic accident is not clear. In this week’s episode listen as Danielle walks us through the events leading up to her death, and the controversy that followed.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
May 10, 2021
15- Stranded in Isle Royale National Park with Windigo
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Pack your bags and bring plenty of supplies, who knows how long you will be joining us in Isle Royale National Park. In this episode we are taking you back to the 1800s during the Copper Rush around Lake Superior. When an indigenous woman and her French-Canadian voyageur husband are asked to head to Isle Royale to scope out copper they agree to stay there for three months during the summer, but when no one comes back for them they need to figure out how to survive the harsh winter of northern Michigan. With starvation and the spirit of Windigo lurking, surviving this winter is going to be extremely difficult.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark

Links to background music used in this episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o3cOH70C-0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gQd2owV2aE&t=136s
May 03, 2021
14 - Spirits of the Stanley
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Pack your overnight back and don’t forget to sign the guest book, this week we are headed to one of the most famous - and haunted - hotels in America. Bordering Rocky Mountain National Park, for over 100 years the walls of this building have been filled with laughter, music and joy, but those same walls have also trapped spirits - spirits who have no problem making their presence known. Today, we are checking into the Stanley Hotel.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
Apr 26, 2021
13- A Fatal Lightning Strike and the Jenny Lake Rangers - Grand Teton National Park
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Check the weather before you head out on this adventure and leave any metal objects at home. In this episode we head to Grand Teton National Park and follow the journey of a group of climbers from Idaho who head out to summit the Grand Teton. When a lightning bolt hits 6 climbers at once, their only chance of survival are the Jenny Lake Rangers, the most elite group of rescue climbers in the entire United States National Park system.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
Apr 19, 2021
12 - How Not To Die. Yellowstone Edition
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Grab your notebooks and sharpen those pencils, it’s time to take notes on how to not die in Yellowstone. Designated as the world’s first national park, Yellowstone is unique in so many ways. From its distinct thermal features, various species of iconic wildlife and picturesque landscapes this park draws in millions of visitors annually. 149 years of people flooding the gates, roadways and trails has left Yellowstone with its fair share of tragedy. So much in fact, that hundreds of stories have filled thousands of pages in our history books. As with every historical event, there is always a lesson to be found. Usually, a lesson of what not to do. Sadly, humans have a way of ignoring those messages and are doomed to repeat history again and again. Come along as Danielle and Cassie discuss disastrous tales of death in Yellowstone, and if you listen closely and are open to learning something new, you may just survive your next visit.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
Apr 12, 2021
11 - Mercy or Murder? Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Grab your camping gear and make sure you bring plenty of water. This might be a good time to leave your best friend at home. This week we are taking you to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

When two friends from Boston head out on a cross-country road trip to California, they stop at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico to camp for the night. What was supposed to be a one night camping trip ends up being longer than either of them expected and only one of them makes it out alive.

Join us this week as we take you down this journey of twists and turns that will make you question your own morals and what you might be capable of doing in dire situations.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
Apr 05, 2021
National Park After Dark Trailer
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Welcome to National Park After Dark. Join us every Monday while we explore the darker stories of our beloved National Parks.
Mar 30, 2021
10 - That's Why The Water Is So Deep, It's Full Of Bodies. Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park.
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Keep your eyes on the road and be aware of your surroundings. Come along with us as we wade through Olympic National Park’s Lake Crescent - beautiful waters that harbor some truly dark stories. This lake has drawn in people from around the world with its beauty, calling out like a siren. But just like the storied mermaids who use their enchanting calls to lure in sailors, the waters of this lake have drawn in many unfortunate souls that eventually meet a watery demise.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too! But when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: Nationalparkafterdark
Mar 29, 2021
9- Patagonia. The Death of a Conservation Legend
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Grab your passports and your life jackets. In our very first episode completely dedicated to a National Park abroad, we head to Patagonia. In this episode we explore the iconic lives of Kris and Doug Tompkins and all the strides they've made in the world of conservation. Unfortunately, in the midst of these accomplishments, Doug passed away in a tragic kayaking accident. We discuss exactly what happened the day of his death and the extreme conditions that led to his demise.
This power couple, even amongst tragedy, inspires the world to do better and to take action to save the environment.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too, but when you're out there.. remember to enjoy the view but watch your back..

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to episodes on our instagram: NationalParkAfterDark
Mar 22, 2021
8 - Celebrating Women’s History Month: Women of Our National Parks
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Throughout history, women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicity have made monumental impacts on National Parks here in the US and throughout the world. But why don't we learn about them? Men like John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt make frequent appearances in our history books when it comes to National Park history, but as the old saying goes - behind every great man is an even greater woman. So in that spirit - ladies, let's get in formation. In honor of Women's History Month we want to share stories a sampling of stories from the great women of the past and present.

Women in Parks Program: The National Park Foundation has launched a new fund to support projects and programs that help the NPS share a more comprehensive and inclusive American narrative that amplifies the voices of women.
Information can be found at https://www.nationalparks.org/our-work/campaigns-initiatives/women-parks

The Thin Green Line: An organization dedicated to protecting nature’s protectors by providing vital support to Park Rangers and their communities who are the front-line of conservation.
Information can be found at https://thingreenline.org.au/

We love our National Parks and we know you do too, but when you're out there remember to enjoy the view -but watch your back ...

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: nationalparkafterdark
Mar 15, 2021
7 - Cannibals in the Great Smoky Mountains?
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Bring your hiking boots and pack all your summer camping gear. We are taking you to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
This episode is inspired by a viral Tik Tok video that surfaced with the claims of cannibals living inside the park and specifically, these cannibals are the reason for the long time debated disappearance of 6 year old, Dennis Martin.
We're diving deep into this entire investigation of his disappearance, day by day, and debunking the mystery of what could have happened to him.
Is it possible that he was abducted by cannibalistic people inside the park? Tune in and find out.
Mar 08, 2021
6 - Tragedy on Mt. Rainier
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Mt. Rainier has been the site of more than 400 recorded deaths since it was established as a National Park in 1899. Tragedy is no stranger of the glaciated peak with causes of death including climbing accidents, falls, avalanches, murder and suicide. However this 75 year old accident still olds the solemn title for the single greatest tragedy in the history of the park. Strap in and hold on tight as Danielle talks us through the Curtis Commando R5C crash of 1946.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too, but when you're out there remember to enjoy the view - but watch your back ...

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: nationalparkafterdark
Mar 01, 2021
5 - Listener Stories
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Gather round as we share stories from you, to you in our first ever listener episode! From UFOs to the paranormal, spooky findings and search and rescue missions , you guys really nailed it!

We love our National Parks and we know you do too, but when you're out there remember to enjoy the view, but watch your back ...

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: nationalparkafterdark
Feb 22, 2021
4 - A Serial Killer in Yosemite
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Pack all your things, bring your camera and make sure to have a friend with you at all times. And whatever you do, make sure you do NOT open the door for strangers. This week we are heading to Yosemite to discuss the gruesome murders that happened there in 1999 which left the park a ghost town for months.  

We love our National Parks and we know you do too, but when you're out there remember to enjoy the view - but watch your back.. 

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review, and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: NationalParkAfterDark
Feb 14, 2021
3 - Death in Denali. Carnivores of Katmai
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Pack all your gear and don’t forget the bear spray as we head out to Alaska. In this week’s episode, Cassie starts us off in Denali National Park and recounts the tragic tale of the deadliest climbing accident in the Park’s history. Then, Danielle takes us to Katmai National Park where she shares with us the tragic demise of grizzly bear researcher and advocate Timothy Treadwell.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too, but when you’re out there remember to enjoy the view – but watch your back …

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: nationalparkafterdark
Feb 08, 2021
2 - Mammoth Mysteries
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Grab your flashlight and stick with the group as we enter Mammoth Cave National Park. With hundreds of miles of caves and thousands of years of history, it's easy to get lost in here. Come listen as Danielle guides us through the Park's colorful and at times, dark, past. Hear the stories of those who have explored, lived and died in these caves, and perhaps never left.   

We love our National Parks and we know you do too, but when you're out there remember to enjoy the view, but watch your back ...  

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe! You can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: nationalparkafterdark
Feb 01, 2021
1 - Unsolved. Shenandoah and Acadia
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Lace up those hiking boots and get ready to enter Shenandoah and Acadia National Park. In the first episode of National Park After Dark, come listen along as Cassie and Danielle tell the tragic tales of Julianne Williams, Lollie Winans and Leslie Spellman – three women who came to explore these parks, but never left.

We love our National Parks and we know you do too, but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view … but watch your back.

Thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate each and every one of you. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe! Also you can find updates and sneak peaks to upcoming episodes on our Instagram: nationalparkafterdark
Jan 25, 2021