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231 - Night Sky Stars Texture
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Break out your inner night owl and head over to Cedar Breaks National Monument for a Star Party! Cedar Breaks National Monument is a perfect place for star watching; high elevation and little light pollution. Some Star Parties have already taken place this month so check out the dates for August and September and have fun. Click here for more information on this exciting event.

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Green Hydration

On Frenzy and Serenity

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Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags

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An inspiring story, may he be an example to all of us to go out and seize life today.

Havasu Falls near Supai, Arizona. The water is...
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“An 11-mile rugged trail through Havasu Canyon in Arizona leads to an oasis in the middle of the scorching dessert. What one should expect at the road’s end, says Steve Sennott, is the spectacular view of the white Havasu Falls gushing down into the crystal-blue pond 100 feet below. The pond’s water cascades down layers of rocks, and the canyon walls shine in copper red as the sun goes down.

Sennott could easily recite such details from his trip five years ago because he captured them all in his photographs. From the Wave, the swirling layers of sandy rocks in Coyote Butts in Paria Canyon in Arizona, to the cobalt blue Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park, Sennott has captured the natural wonders the country has to offer through his camera lenses over the years.

The photographs are a testament to Sennott being alive. And, he wants to keep visiting places and share the images with those who helped him receive a kidney transplant.

“Some people may say ‘tomorrow,’ but tomorrow may not happen,” Sennott said of traveling to places he’s never been. “So do it today.”

Sennott, a Pepperell resident of 18 years, is exhibiting about 60 colorful photographs he has taken while traveling to America’s West, Canada and Ireland at the Lawrence Library now through Aug. 13. He made all of the trips over the past five years along with his wife, Jackie, who donated her kidney to him in November 2004 to save him from a genetic disorder, polycystic kidneys, which causes swelling of the organ.”  Read more.

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Should Wolf Hunting Be Allowed?

7 Ways to Put Wilderness into Your Daily Life

Our Natural Heritage: Largely Unappreciated

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Somedays it’s hard to get motivated…….

Black bear cub
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Dakine Backpacks

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The Sunaet in Glacier National Park, Montana.
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“Who will gainsay that the parks contain the highest potentialities of national pride, national contentment, and national health? A visit inspires love of country; begets contentment; engenders pride of possession; contains the antidote for national restlessness…. He is a better citizen with a keener appreciation of the privilege of living here who has toured the national parks.” -Stephen T. Mather

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Hiking Is Good for You, Mentally

Mountain Sickness and Gingko Biloba

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Arc’teryx Backpacks

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“The federal government says it will announce a major restoration project for a portion of the Florida Everglades.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is scheduled to announce details Monday in Kissimmee. It says the project will restore and protect wetlands and improve water quality in the northern Everglades. Officials say it will provide habitat for rare and endangered species.” Read more.

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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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Great Fountain Geyser is erupting at sunset. Y...
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In a time when one hears lots of negative news from the country’s health issues to education problems, its refreshing to hear something positive:

“Yellowstone National Park had a record number of visitors in June.

The park had just under 700,000 visitors. That’s up nearly 8 percent from June, 2009, which also was a record.” Read More.

Let’s keep exploring the great outdoors!

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Denali National Park: Wildlife Refuge Par Excellence

Another Fire Starter: Insect Repellant

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