Ice Climbing

Commercially guided ice climbing trips available in Shoshone National Forest's Wapiti District

December 20, 2011, 7:50 am
Region Home to Largest Concentration of Frozen Falls in Lower 48 Commercially guided ice climbing will make its debut in Shoshone National Forest outside of Cody, Wyo. this winter as the National Forest Service has issued the first two permits to outfitters to lead ice-climbing trips.Jackson Hole Mountain Guides from ...

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Oh, Ranger! Guide to Great Outdoor Adventures

September 2, 2011, 7:57 am
American Park Network has partnered with Mountain Gear to bring you this Oh, Ranger! Trails Less Traveled guide, highlighting some great areas for you to participate in several outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, rock climbing and more. The United States has an incredible variety of natural habitats. Every year, breathtaking ...

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Rangers usually work 40 hours a week with frequent overtime and 
weekend work in the summer when the use of the parks increases.  
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Grand father mountain North Carolina. which trails use ladders and cabels
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The Grandfather Trail and the Daniel Boone Scout Trail at Grandfather Mountain State Park in North Carolina have ladders and cables. The Underwood Trail has one ladder. A full list of trails is available here.

More information about Walking and Hiking at Grandfather Mountain is available here.

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I am planning a trip to Glacier NP in August to do some backpacking and acclimating. Are there any classes for glacier crossings offered?
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Try checking these guys out. http://www.glaciermountaineers.com/

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Top 5 Rocky Mountain National Park ice climbs that will test you but (probably) won't kill you

November 18, 2009, 6:46 am
Many ice climbs in Colorado are close to the road and have short approaches that take no more than a half hour. In Ouray, for instance, you pretty much belay out of your car, which is why it's so popular with ice climbers who moved into it from sport climbing, where approaches are ...

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Capitol Reef, Waterpocket Fold, Land of the Sleeping Rainbow—all are colorful names to describe a park with many striking characteristics.

Waterpocket Fold, the main feature of the park, is the name of a 100-mile-long fold in the earth's surface. This uplift contains innumerable eroded basins or pockets that hold thousands of gallons of rainwater. These pockets of water have affected the history of humanity within the park and the flora and fauna of the region.

Entering the park from the west gives the most impressive view of the 1,000-foot-high stone barrier into which erosive forces have sculpted fascinating canyons, mesas, buttes and mazes. Once in the park, other astonishing panoramas await you.

Within a short distance of the visitor center, you will see Capitol Dome, Chimney Rock, the Goosenecks and the Egyptian Temple. Hickman Bridge, the Golden Throne and Capitol Gorge reward you after easy to moderate hikes. Prehistoric petroglyphs, the Fruita Schoolhouse, the Gifford Farmhouse and the Behunin Cabin speak of bygone eras and can be reached by car. The 20-mile round-trip Scenic Drive will take you past the Ripple Rock Nature Center and many of the park's features.

If you are seeking a remote wilderness experience, Capitol Reef has it. To the north of Route 24, dirt roads, which generally require high-clearance or 4-wheel-drive vehicles, lead into the park's north end through the heart of Cathedral Valley, an area of monolithic formations of Entrada and Curtis sandstones, some of which are 500 feet high. South of Route 24, graded roads, usually suitable for high-clearance vehicles, lead into some very fine hiking country. Besides good hiking opportunities, the southern part of the park also offers spectacular views of the folded strata of Capitol Reef and the Henry Mountains. Muley Twist Canyon is in the southern end of the park, as is Brimhall Bridge. Check with a park ranger before setting out for any of these more remote locations. Weather conditions may make the roads slick and impassable.

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I made a custom essay and I found that it is located on the Waterpocket Fold in central Utah, Capitol Reef National Park offers rugged, beautiful scenery with deep and narrow canyons, spectacular vistas, great expanses of slickrock and multi-colored rock layers exposed by the massive fold in the earth's crust. Petroglyphs give evidence of the early inhabitants of the area dating back at least 10,000 years. The area also has a more recent history in evidence with the orchards and buildings from the Fruita community that was founded by Mormon pioneers in 1880.
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Niobrara National Scenic River

Superintendent Name: 
Paul Hedren
The Niobrara National Scenic River is located in north-central Nebraska, United States, approximately 300 miles (480 km) northwest of Omaha. In 1991, Congress set aside 76 miles (120 km) along two stretches of the Niobrara River for preservation. The Niobrara River drains over 12,000 square miles of the Sandhills, one of the largest stabilized dune fields in the world. Take a leisurely float on this outstanding Great Plains river in north-central Nebraska.
Park Acreage: 
23074
Visitor Count: 
60397
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Niobrara; Carns State Aid Bridge; Cornell Dam; Cherry County; Brown County;
Endangered Species: 
Bald Eagle; Whooping Crane; Piping Plover; Least Tern
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
Valentine, NE
Gateway Communities: 
Valentine, NE; Crookston, NE
Nearby Airports: 
Pierre Airport (PIR)

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Ice Climbing

The snow, waterfalls, glaciers, and porous cliffs of our national parks create curtains and columns of ice that are ideal for ice climbing. This increasingly popular winter sport can be enjoyed at the pristine icey Miners Falls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the sparkling glaciers of Kenai Fjords, and the rugged West Ridge of North Cascades' Forbidden Peak. Ice climbing is an inherently dangerous activity, so please only attempt it with the proper technical climbing skills and equipment. Swing your ice axe here for more information on ice climbing.

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