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A wonderful and rare bird is the California Condor. I visited the Grand Canyon last weekend and to my surprise, saw these beautiful creatures here which are part of a reintroduction program. If you get the chance, drop by the Grand Canyon to view the California Condor.

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Old Rag

View of Old Rag Mt. as seen from Pinnicles overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Taken the day after Hurricane Katrina’s remains passed over the park, thus clearing the normal haze. After getting a lot of comments on the color saturation I feel I should level with how this photo was taken. It was taken with a disposable camera and developed as any other film would be, with no alterations at all. It was just that beautiful of a scene. The flecks are a result of a scan and do not appear on the physical copy.

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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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“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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Denali National Park: Wildlife Refuge Par Excellence

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A Water Moccasin at Congaree National Park

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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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Hike to Charlies Bunion – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The 8-mile roundtrip hike to Charlies Bunion will reward you with a broad view of the Great Smoky Mountains that you won’t forget. An when you are done, you can say you’ve hiked on the Appalachian Trail! …

Publish Date: 05/26/2010 7:12

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Trolley Information For

Trolley Information For Synchronous Fireflies At Elkmont.

Publish Date: 05/24/2010 12:13

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Cosby In the Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced the annual “Cosby in the Park” festival on Saturday, May 15, at the Park’s Cosby campground. “Cosby in the Park”, a partnership between Cocke County government, Great Smoky Mountains

Publish Date: 05/11/2010 12:18

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The Great Smoky Mountain Synchronized Fireflies | Panama City

The city of Gatlinburg will partner with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to provide trolleys for this event. During the expected “peak flashing period,” the trolley service will be the only transportation service for visitor …

Publish Date: 05/26/2010 8:20

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I found some interesting information and news about Big Bend National Park.

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Big Bend National Park Offers A Drastic Change From Vistas This

It’s not easy to get to Big Bend National Park. Located in the crook of Rio Grande River in West Texas where the river bends from a southeast meander to a northeastern direction, the park promises spectacular vistas, river canyons, …

Publish Date: 03/07/2010 2:30

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Photo spot 24: Big Bend National Park – South Rim « The Terra

Photo spot 24: Big Bend National Park – South Rim. Remoteness makes Big Basin National Park one of the least visited National Parks. The park lies 325 miles from El Paso, the closest major city. The three roads that lead to the park end …

Publish Date: 05/06/2010 1:53

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Enjoying Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Adventures

Veteran naturalist Gary Clark and photographer Kathy Adams Clark help you choose the best hike or drive in Big Bend National Park, based on the season in which you visit; the number of days you have in the park; and your activity, age, …

Publish Date: 05/03/2010 6:34

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Loaded Guns Now Allowed in Our National Parks by Law

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