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Hiking the Chilkoot Trail from Alaska to British Columbia

The Chilkoot Trail, which begins on tidewater in Alaska and climbs up over mountains in British Columbia, presents a unique backpacking opportunity, as this is a trail rich with history. It was the main trail used in the famous Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1800’s, one of the biggest rushes the world has ever seen. An international crowd of literally tens of thousands, fueled by dreams of riches, used the Chilkoot Trail to chase the gold in the Yukon. Most suffered incredible hardship, many nev...
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Family Winter Activities For Non-Skiers

words by Melody ForsythWe discovered the amazing outdoors one summer several years ago. We hiked, played in the water and visited National Parks. It was a magical summer where we discovered that we love hiking. Then winter rolled around and I thought, “Now what?” What do we do now that it’s cold? I thought that we would have to put our adventures on hold for the season, when I heard that it is possible to hike in the winter!! (Hint…it’s called snowshoeing). I wanted to learn more about this. I d...
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5 National Parks, in Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland

Washington County in Maryland is known for its remarkable national parks that document our country’s Civil War history and provide hiking and biking trails with an international allure. So put on your hiking boots and get ready to explore some of the most scenic parks on the East Coast. Here’s your guide to the top […] The post 5 National Parks, in Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
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America’s National Parks

GRAND PRISMATIC SPRINGS IN YELLOWSTONE America’s National Parks America’s National Parks are certain to be hot destinations for 2021. International travel to the U.S. is still down. Therefore, this will be the year to visit our National Parks without all of the international crowds. And if you have never visited Yellowstone, for example, you simply must. Carol and I visited Yellowstone National Park in 2013, and we were completely unprepared for the natural beauty we would witness. And beca...
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Lawmakers Want to Restore Native Plants at National Parks

Maine’s Republican senator is working with a Democratic colleague to try to restore native plants in America’s national parks.
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Ruling Stops Need for Small Film Permits at National Parks

The National Park Service has changed its nationwide permit requirements so that commercial filmmakers no longer have to pay fees or seek clearance as long as shoots are not in the wilderness and remain small.
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Two local photographers capture stunning images of “firefall” in Yosemite

The elements have to come together just right to see the famous “firefall” in Yosemite. There has to be snow at the top of the cliff and temperatures need to be warm enough for that snow to melt to create the cascading waterfall. If clouds roll in, or even a hint of haze, it will block the minutes-long window during sunset when vibrant colors reflect on the water just right to make it look like a stream of fire is flowing toward the ground. Not to mention you have to be lucky enough to score a r...
Tags: News, Yosemite, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, National Parks, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, El Capitan, Torrance, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Newport Beach, Coyne, Dana Point

Angel Parker Cast as Lead Alongside Billy Campbell in ABC Drama Pilot ‘National Parks’

Known best for her recurring roles in Hulu’s “The Runaways” and ABC’s “The Rookie,” actress Angel Parker has been cast to co-star alongside Billy Campbell in Kevin Costner’s drama pilot “National Parks” at ABC. “National Parks” follows a small group of elite National Parks Service agents as they solve crimes while protecting national treasures, uncovering […]
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Here are the 7 top national parks, according to TripAdvisor

The United States’ National Parks offer such varied and vibrant treasures, why would anyone rank them? They’re all magnificent. But when TripAdvisor asked its users to choose their favorites, they were quick to comply, handing out Travelers Choice 2021 bragging honors to 10 National Parks from coast to coast. Here are the top seven. (Find all the Travelers Choice honorees, along with details, at 1 — Grand Teton National Park Wyoming’s spectacular, 310,000-acre...
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Introduction: foodforthought

Introduction: foodforthought Submitted by foodforthought on February 5, 2021 - 6:17pm. I decided I should be more than an occasional commenter on forum posts so thought a formal introduction would be a good way to kick off my TFL blog. I most especially would like to reduce the bloat of the community bake threads so will post a link once to CBs if I participate but try to keep any discussion channeled back here. Worth a try anyway.I’ve been lurking and learning here for the last few...
Tags: National Parks, Baking, Berkeley, Tfl, Danny @DanAyo Benny @Benito

Will a New National Park Provide Pandemic Relief?

A new national park will be included with pandemic-related aid in the second federal stimulus relief package. The New River Gorge in southern West Virginia will go from being a National River to a National Park and Preserve, making it the country’s 63rd national park and 20th preserve. The $900 billion bill incorporates a new […] The post Will a New National Park Provide Pandemic Relief? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: West Virginia, National Parks, Autos, Recreation, National Park, New River Gorge, Off-road, News Blog, National River

Alaskan tribes, activists and businesses sue to save America's biggest national forest

Tongass national forest, which plays a key role in fighting climate crisis, poised for logging after US rulingA coalition of Alaskan native tribes, conservation groups and small businesses have filed a lawsuit in an effort to save America’s largest national forest by overturning one of the Trump administration’s most contentious environmental rollbacks.Protection for the Tongass national forest in Alaska, one of the world’s last intact temperate rainforests, which plays a crucial role in fightin...
Tags: Environment, US, America, US news, National Parks, Alaska, Trump, Public Lands, Trump Administration

Namadgi national park: ‘A mystery, a relic, a vibrant pulse in the earth’

At the northern end of the Australian Alps, just a 45-minute drive from Canberra, evidence of culture is all around youWe can learn to better love our country. There’s no better time than nowLanguage group: NgunnawalYour country wants to talk to you. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Books, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Conservation, National Parks, Walking, Indigenous Australians, Canberra, Walking Holidays, Australia Holidays, Australasia Holidays, New South Wales Holidays, Australian Alps, Australian Capital Territory

Plan a Free Trip to a National Park

The National Park Service has announced their 2021 free park dates and it’s time to start making your travel plans. Since pandemic activities have kept us mostly indoors for much of 2020, making a getaway to the great outdoors might be the perfect plan for your new, less-restricted year. (I’ve been taking walks around…Read more...
Tags: Outdoors, National Parks, Lifehacks, Parks, National Park Service

Glittering photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years

First lady Melania Trump walks past the 2019 White House Christmas decorations. Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks December means homes across America are decking the halls, and the nation's most famous address is no exception. The White House has been decorated every December since John and Abigail Adams held the first White House Christmas party in 1800. The decorations have only gotten more elaborate with time. These photos show how White House Christmases of years past compare ...
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National Parks To Become Free For Wounded Veterans

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP/CBS13) — A proposal from California and New England lawmakers to provide wounded veterans with free access to national parks is poised to become law. The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act has passed the U.S. House of Representatives after previously passing the U.S. Senate. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Democratic California Rep. Raul Ruiz proposed the law. The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act will protect free access to...
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National Forest, Park Free Passes Expanded To Include 5th Grade Students

The popular “Every Kid Outdoors” program that grants fourth-graders free admission to national parks and forests has been expanded after the pandemic shut down access last spring.
Tags: California News, National Parks, US Forest Service, National Forest Park Free

Guest Post: Anna Schlemma

  A day without Corey is like a day without sunshine.  I always begin my day with Sunshine.  I’ve been reading Corey’s “reflections” for many years, and am always deeply appreciative of her open-heartedness, talents, insights, and wisdom, and the beautiful way she IS in this world.  I’m delighted and humbled to have been invited to share a bit of myself here.  I will now attempt to distill and encapsulate a life for almost two weeks short of 72 years.          I was ...
Tags: Travel, Chicago, National Parks, West Coast, Anna, Michael, Andy, Amy, Eric, Corey, University of Notre Dame, Evan, Bavaria Germany, Montessori, Valerie, Indiana University South Bend

Gimme shell-ter: Thai hermit crabs face housing crisis

Population of crustaceans at one national park has exploded amid drop in tourist numbersHermit crab numbers in southern Thailand have boomed as foreign tourists have stayed away – so much so that the national park authority are appealing for the public to donate extra shells for them to live in.The population of the crustaceans, which protect themselves by wearing and living inside the discarded shells of other animals, has exploded on some islands in the Mu Koh Lanta national park, and marine b...
Tags: Animals, Environment, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, National Parks, Animal Welfare, Gim, Coronavirus, Mu Koh Lanta

*SKUNK IN THE CAMPGROUND* Set Collection Card Game

We love being outside and visiting National Parks and were so thrilled to see some of our favorite Jr. Rangerland card games at the Visitor’s Centers of 2 recently visited National Parks! Jr. Rangerland has a wide selection of nature and National Park themed games for kids of all ages. (My favorite online place to […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, History, National Parks, Geography, National Park, Homeschool, Gameschooling, National Parks Jr Rangerland

Family Ski Resort Guide | Brian Head Resort

Utah’s two most iconic landscapes meld into a scene unlike any other at . Stark blue desert skies contrast with distant red rocks and the white snow below your feet; this is a special place. As Utah’s southernmost ski area, Brian Head is located in the Dixie National Forest near , just four hours from Salt Lake and three hours from Las Vegas. A weekend trip to Brian Head is ideal for families who want to pair their adventure with any of the three National Parks nearby. With fewer crowds visiting...
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Revealed: the full extent of Trump’s ‘meat cleaver’ assault on US wilderness

After four years of Trump, protected places such as national monuments and wildlife refuges have opened to oil drilling, new maps show – with more on the way Continue reading...
Tags: Utah, Environment, Oil, US, US news, Gas, US politics, National Parks, Fossil Fuels, Trump, Public Lands, Trump Administration

These Are the Best National Parks for Stargazing

There are so many reasons to love our national parks, including the natural beauty, the history and the parkitecture. But the opportunities to take advantage of them don’t end when the sun goes down: several national parks are also great spots to take in the night sky. But which ones are the best? Read more...
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How Social Distancing Is Helping The Environment

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all had to make changes to our everyday lives. Some people have only had to make small adjustments, whereas others have had to make significant alterations. Some of us can’t dine at our favorite restaurant, visit with friends or even go to work. But we all recognize that in these extraordinary times, these adjustments are necessary. Aside from the evident impact on society and economies, there are other resulting changes occurring, too. With schools...
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Brand Moves for Thursday September 24

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. Retail consulting firm AlixPartners has added October for the first time to its ...
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Attention van-lifers: Michelob is offering $50,000 and a camper van to spend 6 months visiting national parks

swissmediavision/Getty Images Michelob is looking for a "Chief Exploration Officer" to visit America's national parks for 6 months as a rep for their Ultra Pure Gold beer. The position pays $50,000 and includes a camper van, gas money, and other expenses. Applications are due September 30. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Michelob is looking to pay a "chief exploration officer" $50,000  to spend six months touring the country in a camper van visiting national parks and ...
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How to Apply for a Job That Pays $50K to Explore National Parks

It appears as though we are currently living in the golden age of contests marketed as “dream jobs,” with new opportunities being announced regularly. The latest one comes from Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold, which posted its listing for a new CEO—that’s Chief Exploration Officer—earlier this week. But this one doesn’t just…Read more...
Tags: Travel, National Parks, Lifehacks, Dream Job

Banff: Remembering Quiet In A Tourist Town

Banff: it is a small town in Alberta, in the Canadian Rockies. There is only one other town, near neighbour Lake Louise, which is at a higher elevation in the province. Often, as a gateway to the parks and places nearby, the town becomes a crossroads for tourists, backpackers, seasonal worker, skiers, hikers; at times it can be heaving with people. The last time I was in in the town a few years... Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Hadrian’s Wall: Guide To Exploring23 Storie...
Tags: Travel, Winter, History, Nature, Canada, National Parks, Alberta, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Kerry Projects, Parks And Preserves, Hadrian, Canada Travel, Quiet Places, Banff Town

'It's a race to get out there': stir-crazy Californians are overwhelming campsites

Parks in California are seeing double or even triple the usual number of campers, who can bring trash and unsafe behaviorChris Giesige thought planning a camping trip would be simple. He’s a regular, often heading out into the wilderness several times per year. But when he recently tried to reserve a campsite online in Yosemite, then Mammoth, then Whiskeytown Lake, he was shocked to see they were all booked for weeks. Twice he thought he’d found an open spot, only to see it get snapped up moment...
Tags: Yosemite, California, Environment, US news, National Parks, Whiskeytown Lake, Coronavirus outbreak

US national park gateway towns ‘devastated’ as visitors stay away amid pandemic

Communities that rely on a steady stream of tourists are suffering financially as locals can’t make up for the loss in visitor spendingOn a normal Saturday in August, Mara Goodman would see up to 300 visitors at her job at the Mariposa county visitor center located on Highway 140, one of the major routes into Yosemite national park.But it’s been months since Goodman saw a normal Saturday. This year, she’s more likely to get 30 visitors on a good day. That’s partly because Yosemite, which reopene...
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