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Here is an update to the backcountry fire at Rocky Mountain National Park.  The trails to the park are still open.

Tundra in Rocky Mountain National Park
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Loaded Guns Now Allowed in Our National Parks by Law

How to Treat Rattlesnake Bites

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Boys at play in the shut-ins of the East Fork ...
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Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is famous for it’s swimming holes. If you haven’t already experienced what was labeled as one of America’s best swimming holes, take a day to visit the recently reopened park.

Johnson’s ShutIns Makes Top Ten List | directoryofstlouis

Johnson’s ShutIns, a favorite St. Louis summer daytrip destination has made Travel+Leisure’s top ten list of America’s Best Swimming Holes.

Publish Date: 06/28/2010 5:08

http://directoryofstlouis.com/blog/johnsons-shut-ins-makes-top-ten-list/

Gov. Nixon announces grand re-opening of Johnson’s ShutIns State

“Missouri is home to a world-class parks system, and Johnson’s ShutIns is certainly one of our crown jewels,” Gov. Nixon said. “I’m thrilled that the rebuilding process is coming to an end, and I look forward to joining Missouri …

Publish Date: 04/15/2010 11:45

http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2010/Johnson_s_Shut_Ins_State_Park

Johnson ShutIns

Johnson Shut Ins State Park is just a short drive from our house. We met Scott’s parents there for a three day camping trip in the BRAND NEW campground (the first week it was open!). The Shut Ins are a natural wonder–a geological …

Publish Date: 06/20/2010 20:08

http://bluebottledesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/johnson-shut-ins.html

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Should Wolf Hunting Be Allowed?

Let’s Start Looking Outward

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Summer is the perfect time for hiking and swimming. Why not combine the two and visit Havasu Falls? Located in the Grand Canyon, it is the perfect combination of a hike and swim. Here is some information on Havasu Falls.

Hiking to Havasu Falls – Havasupai Indian Reservation | City-Guide.cc

Havasu Falls is located 1 ½ miles from Supai. Havasupai is arguably the most famous and most visited of all the falls, and is considered one of the most photographed waterfalls in the world. The falls consist of one main chute that …

Publish Date: 06/09/2010 23:18

http://city-guide.cc/usa/arizona/supai/hiking-to-havasu-falls-havasupai-indian-reservation/

Top 9 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Havasu Falls is the second waterfall in the canyon. And It can be accessed from a trail on the right side (left side when heading upstream) of the main trail. The side trail leads across a small plateau and drops into the main pool. …

Publish Date: 06/25/2010 12:45

http://interesting-interests.blogspot.com/2010/06/top-9-most-beautiful-waterfalls-in.html

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Havasu Falls are a series of waterfalls located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, and for which trip it is advisable to devote two days. The Arizona Territory has historically been inhabited by the Havasupai Indians, who have lived …

Publish Date: 03/07/2010 8:00

http://www.villadeayora.com/blog/2010/03/07/trips-to-havasu-falls/

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Should Wolf Hunting Be Allowed?

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Our Natural Heritage: Largely Unappreciated

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North Carolina hills from Blue Ridge Parkway
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Blue Ridge Parkway offers gorgeous views of mother nature, even from the inside of a car.  But if you have a moment, step outside the car to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this famous route.

town-of.html’>Visitor Vacation Guide for the Western North Carolina Mountains

June 21 – 26 the Town of Boone NC Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary Celebration offers activities such as a guided Blue Ridge Parkway leisure bike ride; the Headwaters Hike June 23rd guided by Upper Watauga Riverkeepers in partnership …

Publish Date: 06/21/2010 9:43

http://ncmountain.blogspot.com/2010/06/blue-ridge-parkway-75-event-town-of.html

Blue Ridge Parkway awaits adventurers | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Before it officially became the Blue Ridge Parkway, this ribbon of road along the crest of the mountains through Virginia and North Carolina was called the Appalachian Scenic Highway.

Publish Date: 06/06/2010 0:01

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/travel/regional/article/S-PARK06_20100602-193006/348574/

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Winter Hiking: How to Stay Warm When Temperatures Are Cold

Hiking Tips: Safety First and Last and Always

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Take a moment to visit a part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Read about some people who traveled the trail to remember those who came before them.

Trail of Tears sign on Hwy 71 through Fayettev...

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Tetona Dunlap – ‘Remember the Removal’ traces Trail of Tears in

The Trail of Tears took place over the winter months of 1838 through 1839. An estimated 16000 Cherokees were forced at gunpoint to trek across the present-day states of Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas. …

Publish Date: 06/04/2010 9:08

http://buffalopost.net/?p=9599

National Trails Day at New Echota

The Trail of Tears Association welcomed a group of youths from the Cherokee Nation this weekend, kicking off a 600-mile bicycle ride in remembrance of the Trail of Tears. The youths, mostly from Oklahoma, toured the New Echota State …

Publish Date: 06/07/2010 12:40

http://trailofthetrail.blogspot.com/2010/06/national-trails-day-at-new-echota.html

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A Water Moccasin at Congaree National Park

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Hiking and Backpacking Tips: Lighten Your Load

Cougar Close Encounter

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Acadia National Park is the only National Park in the Northeastern United States.

Here is some current news on the State of Maine’s Acadia National park:

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National Parks Adventure | Chickering Reports

Acadia National Park is located in Maine on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. There is a lot to do in Acadia National Park! You could go tidepooling, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, boating, swimming and more! …

Publish Date: 06/14/2010 7:08

http://chickeringreports.edublogs.org/2010/06/14/ational-parks-adventure/

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Mark Your Calendars: Acadia National Park’s Night Skies To Be

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. …

Publish Date: 06/13/2010 0:19

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/06/mark-your-calendars-acadia-national-parks-night-skies-be-celebrated-september6005

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Hiking: It’s also Who You Hike with

Grand Canyon: Hike to the Bottom on a Whim

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Mountain Lion Author: Malcolm

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Green Hydration

On Frenzy and Serenity

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir

1964 stamp honoring John Muir
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Rattlesnakes: Don’t Tread on Me

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Land buy will connect French Creek State Park, Thun Trail

Hopewell Lake at French Creek State Park
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Grant enables group to buy 279 acres near French Creek.

Publish Date: 06/02/2010 22:00

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Schafer State Park on historic register – South Sound – The

Schafer State Park is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Publish Date: 06/03/2010 0:05

http://www.theolympian.com/news/

New York State Park Police Announce Major Initiative to Combat

The New York State Park Police in cooperation with the New York State Police, the Department of Motor Vehicles Division of Field Investigations (DFI), the Department of Transportation, the Saratoga County District Attorney and the City …

Publish Date: 06/02/2010 9:17

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Hiking Is Good for You, Mentally

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