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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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Balcony House

A post-sunset photograph as the last light reflects on Balcony House in Mesa Verde National Park. This is one of the amazing cliff dwellings of the ancestral Puebloan people in the SW corner of Colorado. The circular hole in front is a ceremonial Kiva pit. It was a fun tour requiring some climbing and narrow tunnels.

The fall color was mostly over, so I decided that I had time to visit this park…sure glad I did!

Author:Judd Patterson

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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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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

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Our National Park are a legacy to be treasured and protected.

Our National Parks are an affirmation of our desire to preserve natural beauty and wildlife within our borders. They are symbols of our commitment to the conservation of wild lands everywhere on our planet. As lofty as that may sound, at least it is an ideal that we should strive towards.

Ken Burns’ six-episode documentary should change the attitudes of all of us. Let’s take our National Parks for granted no more. The’re not just scenic spots but also testimonials to the epic struggles of a few visionaries who gave us an inestimable gift.

Read the whole National Parks blog post here.

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