Feb 28
Full Moon Hike at Voyageurs National Park

February 28, 2010 10:00 AM
3131 Highway 53 * International Falls, Minnesota

NOTE: Please be aware that this event has already occured.
Join park naturalist, Kim Reich, for a program on the moon phases.  After the program, Kim will lead the group on a full moon snowshoe trek along the Oberholtzer Trail. The program will conclude with a gathering around a campfire. Snowshoes will be provided. Meet inside the Rainy Lake Visitor ...

Top 10 Winter Activities in our National Parks

February 9, 2010, 12:06 pm
While the spring and summer are both great times to visit your favorite national park, why not try taking advantage of all of the winter activities the park has to offer? The crowds are gone and the lots are empty, and you’ll find the perfect spot for peace, quiet ...

Yosemite in winter
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Yosemite is a great place to visit in the winter. If you're into skiing look into Yosemite's Badge Pass Ski area. If you're not into skiing, the park also offers, ice skating, bus tours and ranger walks and talks.

Winter is also the least busy and possibly most beautiful season to visit. If you get up early enough you may see Yosemite Falls frozen solid. Winter is also great time to view park wildlife. 

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Gear Review: Snowshoes and Portable Hot Chocolate

January 19, 2010, 2:13 pm
Next month, the Winter Olympics roll into Vancouver following a quadrennial tradition that has lasted more than a century. The Summer Olympics feature events that, while unrealistic, I felt that at some point in my life I had the potential to participate. Perhaps if I made some different decisions ...

Ranger Guided Snowshoe Walks at the National Parks

January 19, 2010, 11:43 am
The Inuit have 52 different words for snow because it is an integral part of their lives. We, on the other hand, have only one, which perhaps suggests an insufficient appreciation of how great snow truly is. Being a counter-seasonal park visitor offers several advantages, most notably a less crowded ...

Skiing and Showshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

December 23, 2009, 7:52 am
Mills, Jewel and Black lakes Distance: 4-, 5- and 8-mile roundtrips Difficulty: Moderate to challenging Elevation range: 9,240 to 10,620 feet Trailhead: From the main Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, head west for a quarter of a mile to Bear Lake Road. Take Bear Lake Road 8.2 miles to Glacier ...

Free snowshoe hikes at Sleeping Bear Dunes shore

December 23, 2009, 7:28 am
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is offering snowshoe hikes starting next week. The first of the hikes is Dec. 30. It starts from the visitor center in Empire near Lake Michigan in the northern Lower Peninsula. The National Park Service says it will offer the programs every Saturday and Sunday starting ...

Snowshoe tours at Lassen National Park

December 23, 2009, 7:26 am
The popular ranger-led snowshoe walks will again be offered from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center near the park's southwest entrance beginning Dec. 26. Bring your holiday guests to the park and experience the fun of snowshoeing through a red fir forest blanketed in deep snow, said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. Other ...


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Interpretive Specialist for the Sierra District of California State Parks based year round in the Lake Tahoe basin. Have worked in the Sierra Parks in collection management and interpretation since 1988. November of 2009 awarded National Association for Interpretation Master Front Line Interpreter Award.
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