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Come celebrate National Park Week!! Check out the amazing opportunities through April 24, 2011.

National Park Week | Cold Splinters

Yes, it started on Friday, April 16th, but it goes until April 24th, so don’t miss your chance to get out to your favorite national park this week FOR FREE.

Publish Date: 04/18/2011 7:36

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Celebrate National Park Week April 16-24 | Gear Diary

This just in from the National Park Foundation: Top 10 ways to celebrate National Park Week 2011. Our national parks are our treasures and should not be missed. The handful I have visited over the years (some repeatedly) cannot be …

Publish Date: 04/18/2011 9:45

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National Park Week 2011

National Park Week, April 16-24, 2011, is an annual week for celebration and recognition of our National Parks. First proclaimed in 1991 by President George.

Publish Date: 04/10/2011 3:01

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Spring is a great season to check out the infamous Grand Canyon. It is both breathtaking and daring. Here are some articles on how to camp and explore this great place.

So you say you've never seen the Grand Canyon

It’s surprising, really, the number of Americans who haven’t visited the Grand Canyon. There are those who have visited all manner of man-made fluffery in France and swear by the all-you-can-consume, all-inclusive resorts of Mexico, … Second, there are gorgeous, shady spots for camping (no hookups at the campgrounds inside the park, but there are places on the way, check here for details. Third, there are many options for getting exercise, including hiking and biking, …

Publish Date: 04/06/2011 17:52

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Hiking the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon National Park offers a variety of choices to experience the inside of the Canyon; guided tours, mule trips, river trips, hiking and camping. If you are interested in backpacking and camping on your own, you must acquire …

Publish Date: 07/14/2009 3:00

http://2backpackers.com/384/adventures/backpacking-the-grand-canyon

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Experience Wilson Creek National Battlefield as never before. On September 18, join others for a Moonlight Tour highlighting events surrounding the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. Make sure to buy your ticket, $5/person, early as this is a huge event that sells out early. Visit here for more information on this amazing opportunity.

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“Fierce winter storms and shifting shoals gave birth to the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” where thousands of ships have foundered since record-keeping began in the 16th century.

Driven aground by hurricane-force winds and towering seas, the passengers and crews on these ships often had no recourse but to hope for someone to come to their aid. And come they did. Beginning late in the 18th century rescuers began patrolling the East Coast in search of such wrecks.

A measure of organization came to the live-saving crews in 1785 when a British doctor who had moved to Boston, Massachusetts, was able to form the Massachusetts Humane Society. Not to be confused with an animal rights group, the society was modeled after the British Royal Humane Society, a life-saving service.” Read more.

Learn more about the U.S. Life-saving Service on October 9 at Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore. Here is their website. Enjoy!

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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

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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

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Mammoth Lakes is known for its great winter sports but come summer don’t expect all the festivities to end. There are plenty of things to do here during the summer ranging from hiking to mountain biking. They have an array of mountain biking trails including some recently opened trails. So check out these articles and have a great time!

Mammoth Mountain Bike Park – An Overview of Summer Mountain Biking

What is the Mammoth Mountain bike park? Find out the details, how to get the best deal, and come explore one of the best places in the US to develop and challenge your mountain biking skills!

Publish Date: 07/06/2010 21:53

http://www.skianything.com/2010/07/mammoth-mountain-bike-park-an-overview-of-summer-mountain-biking-at-mammoth-mountain/

Mammoth Lakes Mountain Biking – June 20, 2010 – Amazing Sights

Mammoth Lakes is a fantastic place for a bike ride in the spring & summer! View pictures and see what it is like to ride the trails in Mammoth Lakes!

Publish Date: 06/20/2010 13:16

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Mammoth Mountain & Mountain Lakes Biking At the Mammoth Bike Park

The Mammoth Mountain bike park at Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes is starting to open up more trails now that the slopes are closed for summer skiing. As of yesterday, July 5th, Mammoth Mountain bid farewell to the ski season, …

Publish Date: 07/06/2010 16:46

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Mammoth Lakes Biking At the Mammoth Mountain Bike Park – Awesome

Enjoy scenic views and an awesome adrenaline rush at the Mammoth Mountain bike park all summer! View photos and read the trail report for the Mammoth Mountain bike park now!

Publish Date: 07/06/2010 22:10

http://www.skianything.com/2010/07/mammoth-lakes-biking-at-the-mamoth-mountain-bike-park-awesome-ride-on-july-7-2010/

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Attention all those near Milepost 384 on the Blue Ridge Parkway: This Thursday is Family Night hosted by the park rangers at the visitor center. Registration is required. Here is the article with more details on this fun event.

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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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“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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“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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