Astronomy/Stargazing

sue kilpa...
We want to go to the Tetons in late Oct. Is the park still opened ? Where is the most natural place to stay? One of us is disabled.
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samwalsh
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The Grand Teton National Park is open all year long with the exception of Christmas day.  The only available places available to stay inside of the park in October are camping sites.  I would recommend staying within the nearby town of Jackson. Travelocity has a lot of great deals for hotels in Jackson.  You can search their website by going to: http://www.travelocity.com.  

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samwalsh
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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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lucwins
Hi. Planning a trip to Arches & Canyonlands national parks. I'll be navigating using a GPS but I cannot find the address to enter. Can you please provide the address or coordinates for the Visitor Centers? Thank you.
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The directions to Arches, as provided by the NPS are as follows: "The entrance to Arches is located 5 miles north of Moab, UT along Highway 191."

There are three visitor centers at Canyonlands. For directions to each, follow the links at NPS page for Canyonlands.

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April Mei
I am planning to go to Grand Canyon on 28 Dec 2010 and would like to know whether the park services and rangers talk will still be on?
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The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is open 365 days a year.  All visitor services: camping, lodging, and restaurants are available year round. Reservations are strongly recommended during the busy summer season.

Some facilities are closed during the winter depending on the severity of the weather.  For more information as you get closer to the trip you can call the General Visitor Information Line at (928) 638-7888

http://www.ohranger.com/grand-canyon

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amy cotte...
I am planning a trip to the Grand Canyon for next year. I want to hike down and back up the canyon. Is it too hot by the 1st week of June?
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The National Park Service provides a great description of seasonal weather conditions, as well as a month-by-month temperature chart on its Grand Canyon Weather page. Take a look!

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CGPalmer
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Yes, by June it will be over 100 degree's F in the inner canyon. Start as early as possible, this is also best for beautiful sinrise colors. If you go to the bottom and back in one day, stay at the Phantom Ranch area during the day and then hike back up in the late afternoon. Its a 5000 foot elevation drop into the canyon, take plenty of water, snacks and your camera. The hike down is easy, but the hike out can be, unless you are a excellent hiker, much harder and strenous. Hike down the South Kaibab trail to the bottom for the best views and sunrise shots, then take the Bright Angel trail back up. It has a water stop every mile and a half to the top once you get to Indian Gardens Campground.

Look for wildlife, big horn sheep, mule deer, ravens,squirrels and maybe even a rattlesnake (rarely seen).

Another way to do the trip down and out is by mule. The way in is about the same, but on the way out the mule will do all the walking/climbing while you are ree to look around and enjoy the scenery...

From a experienced 20 year hiking veteran of the Grand Canyon.

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Bryce Canyon : Bryce sunset
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The USGS administers the Golden Eagle Pass, and will have a complete list of where they are sold.  You can go online and order one at www.parkpass.net, or get in touch with USGS ordering line directly at 888-275-8747, ext. 1, or email them at fedrecpass@usgs.gov

Enjoy your park travels, in Illinois and anywhere else you go!

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scopemrp
I am coming to Denali in the beginning of August with my young adult s kids and was looking to see if there were any ranger guided hikes
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Judy Jone...
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Depending on how long you will be in Denali, there are bus tours and there are  ranger led hikes.

Go to these links for informaiton http://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/things2do.htm

http://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/things2do.htm

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Trekky Ma...
Is the Astronomy Festival still going on in Bryce Canyon National Park, UT?
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The Bryce Astronomy Festival is an annual event (this was the 10th year!) in July.  This year's events were July 7-10.  Click here for more information and how to find out about next year's events. 

http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astrofest.htm

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/06/mark-your-calendars-bryce-canyon-national-parks-astrono...

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