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Celebrate with Kenai Fjords National Park

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If you are in the Alaska area or planning to be August 4th, come help celebrate the completion of the Exit Glacier Pavilion! It is the first completion of many improvements in the area. While you are there, check out the many things you can do in this unique national park, including a close walk to an active glacier. Click here for more information on this event.

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Explore: Crater Lake National Park

A park small in size but great in beauty, check out Crater Lake National Park.

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Crater Lake National Park – The Gem Of The Pacific Northwest

Few places on earth create such an overwhelming awe from observers, however Crater Lake National Park certainly does. Even in a region that boasts many natural and volcanic vistas, the only description for Crater Lake is incredible. …

Publish Date: 07/15/2010 12:04

http://50plusnorthwest.com/?p=803

Hiking in Crater Lake National Park

And if you’re fit, then there are always 33 miles across Route ski around the lake. Crater Lake National Park is certainly not one of the largest national parks, but it is one of the most beautiful and wonderful place for hiking trip …

Publish Date: 07/21/2010 11:12

http://www.roughitout.com/hiking-in-crater-lake-national-park

Trolley Tours Come To Crater Lake National Park | National Parks

Trolley Tours Come To Crater Lake National Park. Submitted by Kurt Repanshek on July 13, 2010 – 1:15am. You can now ride a trolley and listen to a park ranger point out the highlights of Crater Lake National Park. …

Publish Date: 07/13/2010 0:15

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/07/trolley-tours-come-crater-lake-national-park6189

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Picture of the Day: Glacier Peak

Glacier Peak & Image Lake – Glacier Peak Wilderness

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National Park News: All Yosemite Campgrounds Now Open for Summer 2010

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“All campgrounds in Yosemite National Park are now open for the 2010 summer season, the National Park Service said but many only are open on a first-come, first-served basis.

Several campgrounds along the Tioga Road and the Bridalveil Creek Campground on the Glacier Point Road have been closed since the winter of 2009 due to seasonal road closures, a heavy snowpack, and water saturation.

Multiple campgrounds along the Tioga Road, such as Tamarack and Porcupine Flat, are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Yosemite Creek, a first-come, first-served campground open for the season, will now offer 35 more campsites for visitors to choose from. ” Read more.

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A “Cool” Alternative: Mammoth Cave National Park

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This summer has been a really hot one and the thought of exploring National Parks that involve the heat such as Grand Canyon or the Badlands can make one sweat. If you want a cooler option, try Mammoth Canyon National Park. Here are some articles on this national park in Kentucky.

Mammoth Cave National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Official site: includes calendar; tours, events and activities; history and nature of the park; governance and volunteer support.

Publish Date: 08/24/2006 17:00

http://www.nps.gov/maca/

Mammoth Cave National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Mammoth Cave National Park, located in the state of Kentucky, has the world’s largest network of natural caves and underground passageways, which are characteristic examples of limestone formations. The park and its underground network …

Publish Date: 09/13/2006 17:00

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/150

Cool Caves in North America

This incredible, peerless national park in the fine state of Kentucky contains one of the best known caves on the planet. Mammoth is the longest subterranean system in recorded history and holds two major distinctions as both a UNESCO …

Publish Date: 07/13/2010 11:27

http://blog.ratestogo.com/cool-caves-in-north-america/

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National Park News: Bryce Canyon National Park Hosting First Geology Festival

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Calling all those interested in geology! Bryce Canyon National Park, known for it’s astonishing geological features, is now hosting it’s first Geology Festival.

Bryce Canyon National Park to Host Its First Geology Festival

Bryce Canyon National Park to Host Its First Geology Festival. Submitted by Kurt Repanshek on July 18, 2010 – 1:07am. If you’re in the area, stop by Bryce Canyon National Park on July 30-31 to help the park celebrate its first Geology

Publish Date: 07/18/2010 0:07

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/07/bryce-canyon-national-park-host-its-first-geology-festival6221

The 58 National Parks in the USA: Black Canyon and Bryce Canyon

Bryce is unusual because of its hoodoos, geological structures formed by wind, water and ice erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. bryce park. Alone on the Rim, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah pictures. bryce view …

Publish Date: 07/19/2010 2:28

http://www.tourismontheedge.com/best-of/the-58-national-parks-in-the-usa-black-canyon-and-bryce-canyon.html

U.S. Travel Locations: Bryce Canyon: One of America’s Secret

Bryce Canyon, named after Ebenezer Bryce who settled in the area in the 1850s, is situated in the south of Utah. Receiving National Park status in 1928, the park is around 55 square miles of breathtaking natural rugged beauty. … For those who enjoy wandering around and learning from exhibits, current displays in the museum include geology, wildlife and star gazing. For anyone interested in the geology of Bryce Canyon, there are frequent geology talks in the park. …

Publish Date: 07/18/2010 15:55

http://ustravellocations.blogspot.com/2010/07/bryce-canyon-one-of-americas-secret.html

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Discover: Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park, Texas
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Situated in Texas, Big Bend National Park offers just about everything from birding to hiking to photography. If you’re in the area, take a few days to check out this wonderful National Park.

It’s Darker in Big Bend National Park, Thanks to a Light Reduction

Big Bend National Park has long been known as a great place to enjoy the night sky, and thanks to a recently completed project, nighttime has gotten even darker, especially around the park’s main developed area in the Chisos Basin. …

Publish Date: 05/16/2010 23:31

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/05/its-darker-big-bend-national-park-thanks-light-reduction-project-chisos-basin5855

The 58 National Parks in the USA: Big Bend and Biscayne

Big Bend National Park is located in the US state of Texas and it has a national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecoology in the United States. Big Bend National Park, with its 393 km …

Publish Date: 07/09/2010 9:38

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Big Bend National Park

I hiked over 100 miles of Big Bend National Park, about 50 of those with Raisin, canoed Santa Elena Canyon, visited the Rio Grande hot springs (via car), and visited Mariscal Canyon. I drank from mud puddles, hiked through 30-40 mph …

Publish Date: 06/29/2010 10:08

http://texasperimeterhike.blogspot.com/2010/06/big-bend-national-park.html

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