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Adirondack Park

Encompassing one-third of the total land area of New York State, the Adirondack Park is unique in the United States. Within its boundaries are vast forests and rolling farmlands, towns and villages, mountains and valleys, lakes, ponds and free-flowing rivers, private lands and public forest. The Adirondacks are known for ...

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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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When is the usual fall color peak at the mill in Babcock State Park? I was unable to find out last visit and was too late, comin in from IL
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According to the West Virginia Department of Commerce, foliage in each area of the state reaches its peak at a different time because the state has such a variety of elevation – high peaks, low valleys and everything in between! Visitors can typically see great fall color somewhere in West Virginia from late September through the end of October.

Fall foliage reports will be posted each Thursday starting Sept. 30, on www.wvforestry.com and www.wvtourism.com/foliage. Tourism personnel will have the latest information on fall foliage, special events and attractions. For more info, call the state at (800) CALL-WVA or Babcock State Park directly at (304) 438-3004.

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Fall Foliage Poll

September 10, 2010, 11:25 am
Did we include your favorite park in our "Fall Foliage Drives" list ? If not, submit yours in the comments section below! We'll choose one lucky respondent at random to receive a free pair of Leki custom hiking ...

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Top Parks for Fall Foliage Drives

September 10, 2010, 11:02 am
Ah, yet another fall foliage season is upon us. Here at OhRanger.com, leaf-peeping is one of the most eagerly-anticipated rituals of autumn. Last year, we featured our favorite parks to visit to soak up the red and golden hues in all their glory. This year, we offer a slightly ...

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I will be visiting 3 or 4 National Parks What kind of passes do I have to have for the parks and where do I get them?
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http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm is the link you will need to get information on passes.You can either obtain a pass at the first park that you enter of you can buy one online. You can also pay for individual admission to each park that amount varies with the park you visit but is generally good for 7 days at that park.

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There are three kinds of "America The Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands" passes:

Members of the general public can purchase an Annual Pass for $80.

Senior citizens, ages 62 and up, can purchase a lifetime Senior Pass for $10.

A free lifetime Access Pass is available to U.S. citizens with permanent disibilities.

You can find more information and purchase some passes online at parkpass.net.

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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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