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2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Gifts

October 7, 2010, 1:32 pm
This holiday season, give an eco-gift: a gift that inspires outdoor adventure or is that is sustainably made. Here are our recommended gifts for the 2008 holiday season: Timex® Expedition® Adventure Tech Digital Compass WatchWith the economy in the doldrums, time suddenly seems to be more valuable than money and ...

Happy National Waffle Day!

August 24, 2010, 6:55 am
Today, August 24, is National Waffle Day, the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent for a "device to bake waffles" in 1869. His early waffle iron was used in conjunction with coal stoves, consisted of a ...

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Dear Ranger Hello we are planning to visit Shenandoah National park October 10 - 15. We want to camp. Will a camp site hold two tents? We plan to climb Old rag, hike White oak canyon, Stony man trail . Last year I believe we camped at Big Mead
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Shenandoah National Park, Bouldering, Cross-country Skiing, Civil War, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Bird Watching, Fossils, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Gear, Health & Fitness, Camping, Hiking, Kids Activities, Lodging, Park Passes and Fees, Photography, Volcanology
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Yes, it can hold two tents, as long as they're both not huge! There are four campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park: Mathews Arm (mile 22.1), Big Meadows (mile 51.2), Lewis Mountain (mile 57.5) and Loft Mountain (mile 79.5)

11 years ago
Date: 09/12 thru 09/17, area Yellowstone, Bechler area, recommemded, camp sites, looking at 9F1,9F2, 9U1, THUR 9U5. WHAT YA THINK, WALT
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Backpacking, Bears, Wildlife Watching, Food/Dining, Elk, Gear, Moose, Flora & Fauna, Wolves, Camping, Hiking, Park Passes and Fees, Photography, Safety
11 years ago
We are coming in mid-September to visit and fly fish.Can you tell us the best spots to fish and what flies and size we should bring?
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Yosemite National Park, California, Fly Fishing, Gear
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Yosemite offers great opportunities for fly fishing! There are 58 permanent streams with a combined length of 770 miles, a multitude of mountain lakes and excellent rainbow and brown trout keepers. Some great fishing tips are available at yosemitegold.com and sierraflyfisher.com.

The Yosemite Fishing Season
The Yosemite fishing season for stream and river fishing begins on the last Saturday in April and continues through November 15 with the exception of Frog Creek near Lake Eleanor, opening June 15. All lakes and reservoirs are open to fishing year-round.

Where to Go
Fishing in Yosemite is usually best at lower elevations. Expect to enjoy good fishing all summer and into the winter on the Wild & Scenic Merced River. A particularly successful spot for trout fishing is the stretch of the Tuolumne River above Hetch Hetchy. The Yosemite Village Sport Shop in Yosemite Valley sells all the equipment and gear you'll need for your fishing adventure.

Regulations & Licenses
Be certain to read through and follow the NPS Regulations. All persons 16 years of age and older must have a valid California sport fishing license for fishing in Yosemite National Park. For information about licenses and fishing, inquire at the park's visitor centers. Special catch and release regulations apply for native rainbow trout caught in the Merced River from Happy Isles downstream to the Foresta Bridge. You may use only artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks. Bait fishing is prohibited.

Licenses can be purchased at:

Wawona Gift Shop on Highway 41

Tuolumne Meadows Store on Highway 120 East

The Sport Shop in Yosemite Village

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