Grand Canyon Packing Tip: Bring a Reusable Water Bottle

Bottled water is not available for purchase in Grand Canyon National Park. In order to reduce plastics in the park's waste stream, litter along trails and walkways and greenhouse gas emissions, Grand Canyon National Park eliminated the sale of water packaged in individual disposable containers in March 2012. Designated water ...

Zion Packing Tip: Bring a Reusable Water Bottle

To reduce waste, the sale of disposable plastic water bottles is prohibited in Zion Canyon. Help with this initiative by bringing a reusable water bottle with you and using it after you leave. There are several water bottle filling stations located throughout the park at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, ...

Death Valley Side Trip: China Ranch Date Farm prospers in remote oasis

March 12, 2012, 7:54 am
Located in a secluded California desert canyon near Death Valley National Park, China Ranch Date Farm surprises first-time visitors. At the end of a twisting road between chalky cliffs cut into desert seemingly barren of plant life, this hidden oasis fills a little valley with groves of stately date ...

I just want to start out at Moon Lake then leave there and backpack into Brown Duck, and spend 2, maybe 3 days there.
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It's a short day hike from Moon Lake Campgrounds to the Brown Duck Trail. There's plenty of camping opportunities in nearby East Basin. Please note some trail areas may be inaccessible due to winter weather. For more information, visit the Forest Service's page on Ashley National Forest: Have a fun and safe adventure!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Gifts for Foodies

December 15, 2011, 9:32 am
From authentic mountain fare to handmade tools, we've gathered a collection of tasty treats and campfire accessories that are sure to satisfy any of the foodies on your holiday shopping list. For more great gift ideas, check out our full 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. $(function(){ $('#image-list').cycle({ ...

Thanksgiving in Our Parks

Spending Thanksgiving holiday at a park may be, in some ways, a truer iteration of the first autumn harvest feast that the pilgrims assembled back in 1621. They were close to nature on a physical and metaphysical way. They ate the communal meal outdoors since it was the only way the small colony could accommodate the 50 or so surviving settlers and the Native Americans in attendance.

Sorghum Syrup in the Smokies

One of the most distinctive features of American rural heritage is its culinary legacy, and the Appalachian settlers of the late 19th and early 20th century were no slack contributors.

The Cheesemonger’s Kitchen: Getting Beyond the Cheesy Basics

October 14, 2011, 11:13 am
October is American Cheese Month, and what better way to celebrate than with this cookbook full of wonderfully delicious recipes that all feature cheese as the standout ingredient. The Cheesemonger’s Kitchen: Celebrating Cheese in 90 Recipes, moves cheese into a meal’s starring role. The recipes are the product of chef ...

Park Palates: Roasted Butternut Squash with Fresh Tuscan Pecorino and Devil’s Honey

October 14, 2011, 11:09 am
In honor of American Cheese Month we bring you this seasonal recipe from The Cheesemonger’s Kitchen: Celebrating Cheese in 90 Recipes. Ingredients: For the Squash: 2 butternut squash 6 tsp/90 ml extra-virgin olive oil sea salt ½ lb/225 g fresh pecorino cheese, cut into ¼-in/6-mm-thick squared slices For the Devil’s Honey: ½ cup/120 ml wildflower honey ¼ tsp ...

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