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Breathtaking View of Grand Canyon from Bright Angel Trail

Point of Ecstasy – Bright Angel Trail – Grand Canyon

"And just for a moment I had reached the point of ecstasy that I always wanted to reach, which was the complete slip across chronological time into timeless shadows, and wonderment in the bleakness of the mortal realm, and the sensation of death kicking at my heels to move on, with a phantom dogging its own heels, and myself hurrying to a plank where all the angels dove off and flew into the holy void of uncreated emptiness, the potent and inconceivable radiances shining in bright Mind Essence." Jack Kerouac

We hiked down Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch to enjoy some winter in Arizona. Every step was ecstacy and inconceivable radiance.

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Celebrate the September Night Sky at Acadia National Park

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“If your idea of an excellent trip to a national park includes gazing at the starry skies overhead, consider making plans to visit Acadia National Park in September when the 2nd Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival is celebrated.

As more and more parks and communities turn their heads to the night skies, these events are becoming more commonplace across the National Park System. Among parks that are backdrops for similar festivals are Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite, just to name a very few.

The Acadia festival is set to get under way September 9th and continue right through until sunrise on September 13. Live music, poetry readings, art exhibits, and science-related programs are on the agenda, according to Bar Harbor officials.

There are opportunities for stargazing from different sites in the national park throughout the festival. Indoor and outdoor events are planned, but in case of rain, there will be a portable star lab on hand, according to festival organizers.”  Read more.

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Camping News for National Parks

Camping is a great family activity. Here’s some camping news.

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Top 10 Family Camping Spots in Summer Vacation | Vacation Cruise

Bald Eagle-Acadia National Park in Maine. The bald eagle, our nation’s symbol, has replenished itself through national recovery programs. Acadia is a family camping birdwatchers haven. A national park record 300 bird species may be …

Publish Date: 06/02/2010 15:30

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Where’s a good place to camp in Yosemite? | Family Camping

I might be going to Yosemite with my family this summer…2 years ago we went and stayed in cabins but it was too expensive. We want to save money and camp (my.

Publish Date: 05/26/2010 11:19

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Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park features several campgrounds and is family friendly.

Publish Date: 05/22/2010 18:39

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