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10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington for Families

10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want t...
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10 Top Areas for Sledding and Tubing in Washington

Sledding and Tubing in Washington Are you someone who loves winter & all of the activities in the snow? Spring & summer are definitely my favorite seasons in the Northwest, but I love to try out all the fun snow sports every winter with my family. We are so fortunate here in the western parts of the Northwest to be so close to the mountains, yet thankfully we have mainly mild temperatures in most locations. So, we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow unless we want to, for the most p...
Tags: Travel, South Park, Washington, Oregon, Vancouver, Longmire, Seattle, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, National Park, Lake, South, Northwest, Paradise, Leavenworth


Joshua Tree National Park to remain open for clean up of 2 destroyed trees, unsanitary conditions

TWENTYNINE PALMS — The National Park Service made the decision to avoid the scheduled closure of Joshua Tree National Park on the 20th day of the partial government shutdown despite escalating levels of lawlessness, unsanitary conditions and vandalism that included visitors chopping down two of the park’s namesake trees. The temporary closure of the park was averted Thursday, Jan 10 by an infusion of recreation fees used to clean restrooms and restore damaged picnic grounds, authorities reported...
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Joshua Tree closes due to damage + S.C. attorney general joins offshore drilling lawsuit against Trump administration

Joshua Tree National Park to close after visitor damage during government shutdown Beginning today, Joshua Tree National Park will close temporarily because of damaged caused by visitors during the partial government shutdown. There are few rangers at the park to prevent off-roading and since the shutdown some visitors have created new roads that have destroyed the park’s namesake tree. Since the shutdown, volunteers have stepped up to clean the 800,000-acre park. Law enforcement rangers will ...
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Ensuring access to the people’s lands

Outdoors people — those who enjoy their nature live and in situ rather than televised — are second to none in their appreciation for what rangers and other government workers do to keep our nation’s wildlands pristine. That doesn’t mean they mistake the feds, or the state employees, or the county, or the city, with the wonders of the natural world itself. It’s not theirs. It’s ours. The fields and streams were there for millennia before the government worker in a uniform. Smokey Bear’s ancestors...
Tags: Opinion, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, DMV, Rangers, New Mexico, Jerry Brown, National Park, Gavin Newsom, National Zoo, Joshua Tree, Stanislaus, Lincoln National Forest, Ocasio Cortez


Joshua Tree National Park shut down by California officials after trees vandalised

The temporary closure will allow staff to 'address immediate maintenance and sanitation issues' [Author: Helen Coffey]
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Joshua Tree National Park to close because Trump's shutdown led to damage

Trump's government shutdown, now on day 17 and counting, has led to the closure of Joshua Tree National Park. The park announced today, Tuesday January 8, that it will temporarily close “effective 8 am on Thursday, January 10, to allow park staff to address sanitation, safety, and resource protection issues in the park that have arisen during the lapse in appropriations.” Officials at the popular California park say some of the iconic desert trees (Yucca brevifolia) and other ancient element...
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How The U.S. Government Shutdown Affects Traveling Americans And Visitors From Abroad

The United States Federal Government has been partially closed since December 22nd, indefinitely, until the Congress with the president’s approval can pass a budget to allocate funds for several major agencies. Since government shutdowns like the one in Washington DC are exceedingly rare elsewhere in the developed world, the procedures and cutbacks pertaining to services, travel or otherwise can be unclear. Many are ad-hoc to an extent; based in part on how long the showshutdown will last. For ...
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Government shutdown forces Joshua Tree National Park to close due to maintenance issues

The move comes 17 days after the partial government shutdown sent all but a fraction of Joshua Tree National Park's staff home.
Tags: News, National Park, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park


National Park site located in Trump hotel stays open despite government shutdown

One watchdog said it raises questions "about whether this property that intersects with the president’s business is getting special treatment."            [Author: The Associated Press]
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'Sanctuary city' picks up trash for Federal government shutdown over border wall

Blessed with an abundance of National Park attractions right in the midst of their metropolis, San Francisco leaders have decided not to let garbage pile up. SF Examiner shares: Trash has been piling up at San Francisco landmarks run by the National Park Service during the federal government shutdown, but city officials are now stepping in to pick up some of the slack. Public Works started trash collection Wednesday at Lands End, which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, pic...
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National parks filled with trash

The biggest victim of the ongoing US government shutdown is likely the country’s national parks. Due to a lack of rangers and other employees to maintain the grounds, parks are overflowing with trash and feces. On Wednesday, it got so bad in Joshua Tree National Park that the park temporarily closed its campgrounds due to health and safety concerns attributed to overflowing toilets. Yosemite National Park has experienced similar issues, with over-capacity toilets forcing the closure of campgr...
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When he broke his leg at a National Park, strangers had to carry him to safety because of the government shutdown

Josh Snider hoped the government shutdown would mean fewer crowds at Big Bend National Park during his Christmas Eve hike. Then, he fell and broke his leg about 1.5 miles into the trek. Suddenly, he needed help -- and people.
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Skeleton crew of rangers still patrols Joshua Tree National Park despite government shutdown

Joshua Tree visitors may be able to enter the park for free, and services are limited, but that doesn't mean the park's rules are going unenforced.
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The government shutdown and overflowing toilets force Joshua Tree National Park to close

California's Joshua Tree National Park on Wednesday becomes the latest casualty of the federal government's partial shutdown, with campgrounds closing due to health and safety concerns over near-capacity pit toilets.
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Overflowing toilets at Joshua Tree National Park suspend all camping starting Wednesday

Human waste overflowing from pit toilets, dogs roaming off-leash and off-roaders tearing up protected habitat describe conditions at Joshua Tree National Park during the ongoing government shutdown, forcing authorities to close all campgrounds starting at noon Wednesday, the National Park Service announced on Monday. “The park is being forced to take this action for health and safety concerns as vault toilets reach capacity. In addition, human waste in public areas, driving off road and other in...
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Best Tips for Planning a Trip to the Grand Canyon With Kids

If you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon with kids, you are in the right place! In September we enjoyed an unforgettable two day Grand Canyon vacation as part of a four week road trip with my visiting family from Australia. My kids with my sister and her husband and daughter My parents, sister and her family flew into Phoenix from Sydney where I met them after flying in from our home in Raleigh, and high on their wish list was a family trip to the  Grand Canyon Arizona! Caz and I previ...
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Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board wants you to stop geotagging photos

The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board in Wyoming, USA is asking visitors to stop geotagging their images. We’ve seen a few times that natural wanders get destroyed or damaged after they become too popular. And with the latest campaign against geotagging, the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board wants to preserve nature and save […] The post Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board wants you to stop geotagging photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Instagram, Social Media, Social Network, National Park, Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board, Geotagging, Wyoming USA


Out Cold: Andrew Herrington’s Winter Survival Essentials

Cold and wet conditions are the biggest killers. Backcountry Rescuer Andrew Herrington can help you save yourself. When it comes to wilderness survival, don’t expect Andrew Herrington to teach you how to make a bow drill fire or how to trap animals for food. His classes focus on the reality of dealing with an emergency wilderness situation, a reality that looks a lot different than what is shown on television. As a National Park employee and founder of a search and rescue team, Herrington spend...
Tags: Hiking, Sport, Cycling, Tennessee, National Park, Snowsports, Great Smoky Mountains, National Park Service, East, Park Service, Gatlinburg Tenn, Herrington, Susan Clements, Andrew Herrington, December 2018, BigPig Herrington


Paramount Ranch, Western Town, will rise from the Woolsey fire’s ashes, officials vow

Mike Malone, a retired Park Service ranger shows a map of what Paramount Ranch looked like before the before the Woolsey fire burned the historical movie ranch to the ground. The Park Service has said they will re-build the ranch within 2 years. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The church was one of the few structures which survived at the Paramount Ranch. Much of the historical ranch was burned to the ground in the Woolsey fire. The Park Service has said they will re-...
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See the National Forests like never before in these awe-inspiring drone videos

What's the difference between a National Park and a National Forest? Drones. With no ban on drones in National Forests -- at least, not yet -- filmmakers have a way to capture the immensity of these locations with stunning results. The post See the National Forests like never before in these awe-inspiring drone videos appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Photography, News, Trends, National Park, Emerging Tech, DJI Inspire 2, DJI Mavic 2


Disorderly Conduct: Disorderly Conduct Charges from an Incident in a National Park

I’m feeling really dumb after the fact , but me and the wife just got done having dinner in downtown Gatlinburg. We decided to just take a drive through the Smoky mountain national park before going home. Their was a Semi truck (tractor trailer) about 1/2 way coming down the mountain, since I drive truck for a living I know this mountain pass is restricted to big trucks . I looked at the wife and agreed to turn around and see if I could help him. Mistake #1 is even thinking it’s a good idea to...
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Best places to go camping in Hawaii

Getting outdoors is what Hawaii is all about. You’re here to surf, snorkel, take in the sunrise, and relax over a fruity cocktail on a beachside patio. Sometimes, however, the sun sets before you’re ready to let the good times end. Actually, the sound of waves crashing is even more relaxing at night — when starry skies replace crowded beaches and you can sit on a camp chair, cold beer in hand, and gaze up into the heavens. From secluded spots that require a solid pack-in to drive-up campsite...
Tags: Travel, Camping, Hawaii, Road, National Park, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, Hana, Haleakala Volcano, Waianapanapa State Park, Waianapanapa State Park Maui, Lydgate Park, Salt Pond Beach Park


Palazzina di Stupinigi Visitor Guide | Piemonte

The UNESCO World Heritage Site called Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi is located a few kilometers south of Turin. It was designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra for Victor Amadeus II, King of Sardinia. The word “stupendous” does not derive from Stupinigi, yet…I liked visiting Piemonte’s premier Baroque hunting lodge quite a bit. The borgo and the grounds surrounding Stupinigi (Parco Naturale di Stupinigi) offer more down to earth eye candy. I also like the label, “palazzina” or “small”...
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A Brief History of Landscape Photography

So today we are going to venture into something a bit different with a brief history of landscape photography If you’re into landscapes, then sooner or later, the history of landscape photography is something that is going to take your interest as the evolution of the craft becomes relevant to your own style. Landscapes have fascinated humanity since way before photography and the painting tradition is good evidence of that. In earlier times, photography was pretty limited in terms of technology...
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Indian couple plunges to death at Yosemite national park

Falling off a high location is one of the most common causes of selfie-related deaths. And last week, a desire for a perfect snapshot took away two more young lives. Vishnu Viswanath and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy wanted to take a selfie at Yosemite National Park when they were trying to photograph themselves and the […] The post Indian couple plunges to death at Yosemite national park appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Yosemite, National Park, Couple, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Dangerous selfies, Vishnu Viswanath, Meenakshi Moorthy


See the National Forests like never before in this awe-inspiring drone video

What's the difference between a National Park and a National Forest? Drones. With no ban on drones in National Forests -- at least, not yet -- filmmakers have a way to capture the immensity of these locations with stunning results. The post See the National Forests like never before in this awe-inspiring drone video appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Photography, News, Trends, National Park, Emerging Tech, DJI Inspire 2, DJI Mavic 2


Mljet National Park

The island of Mljet is about 1h30 ferry away from Dubrovnik. At this time of the year there is not so many option concerning the schedule. So in order to have time to enjoy the National Park we decided to spend one night on the island. The ferry took us
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The Best Road Trip from Vancouver for first time visitors

Best Road Trip from Vancouver, Canada As residents of Vancouver, we’re often asked about things to see and do in Vancouver. One question we’ve been asked a lot recently is – what is the best road trip from Vancouver? It’s a great question. You have plenty of options in British Columbia. Do you go east to the Okanagan Valley or west to Vancouver Island or north to Whistler and Pemberton? In our opinion, British Columbia is one of the best places to visit in the world. Bold statement – I know. ...
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Photographer captures engagement at Yosemite, uses social media to search for the couple

When photographer Matthew Dippel set up his gear in Yosemite National Park earlier this month, he never thought he was gonna capture a couple getting engaged. The photographer eternalized their special moment in a magical image, but he wasn’t able to track them down and share it. So, he has turned to social media for […] The post Photographer captures engagement at Yosemite, uses social media to search for the couple appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Yosemite, Inspiration, National Park, Couple, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Engagement Photos, Matthew Dippel