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A truly unique experience at a National Park is… picking fruit? Yes, you can pick fruit at Capitol Reef National Park. Read these two articles on detailed information on how to pick your own fruit here. P.S. It is peach season and up next is pears.

Plan To Visit Capitol Reef National Park During Harvesttime

Those are some of the tasty treasures that await you at Capitol Reef National Park, and they’re yours for the pickin’. There also are some almond and walnut trees in historic Fruita, a settlement dating to 1880 when Mormon missionaries …

Publish Date: 04/16/2010 0:02

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/04/plan-visit-capitol-reef-national-park-during-harvesttime5647

Pick Peaches in Capitol Reef National Park | Bryce Canyon | NileGuide

Fruit harvest is in full swing at Capitol Reef National Park. Home of the Park system’s oldest and largest fruit orchards, the delicious crops are available to the public for picking throughout the season. What’s in season right now? …

Publish Date: 08/23/2010 18:28

http://www.nileguide.com/destination/blog/bryce-canyon-national-park/2010/08/24/pick-peaches-in-capitol-reef-national-park/

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We all love our dogs and want only the best for them. However, our furry friends need help in knowing what is safe and what isn’t. Rattlesnakes attract dogs with their movements and it is our job to keep our pets safe by teaching them what to do if they see a rattlesnake. Here are some articles on how to train your dog.

Rattlesnake Aversion Training | DOGGIE STEPS Dog Training

BEST DOG ON THE BLOCK Dog Tips Rattlesnake Aversion Trainingby Mark Siebel – Owner – DOGGIE STEPS Dog TrainingDogs are man’s best friend…NOT rattlesnakes.

Publish Date: 03/31/2010 8:10

http://doggiestepsdogtraining.com/blog/?p=61

Lowering the Risk of Rattlesnake Bites in Dogs

There are a few ways to prepare before you and your dog head out on the trail in rattlesnake country. These tips can help prevent a bite.

Publish Date: 05/12/2010 14:23

http://dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/lowering-the-risk-of-rattlesnake-bites-in-dogs

Snake Bite Safety for Dogs on Camping Hikes: Snake Bite Safety for

… especially in a new place to explore, however, our loveable pups are notorious for ferreting out snakes in the outdoors. Campers and hikers who learn a few tips on avoiding snakes and handling snake bites in dogs may save a dog’s

Publish Date: 04/05/2010 22:02

http://dogs.suite101.com/article.cfm/camping-with-your-dog

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Bradley Fork at the Smokemont Campground in th...
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“Looking for an excuse to take a hike? Then head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and help rangers identify the locations of ash trees in the park.

During an upcoming stretch of Saturdays park biologists will be working to collect data and map locations of ash trees in parts of the park. And they’d be happy to have your help.

The dates to choose from are: Saturday August 28 (at Smokemont Campground in N.C.), Saturday September 11 (at Oconaluftee in N.C.), Saturday September 25 (at Deep Creek in N.C.), or Saturday, October 2 (at a location to be determined in Tennessee). On each of these dates the scheduled field activity will run from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.” Click here for more information on this opportunity.

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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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