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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 ...

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Camping in the Rain

January 18, 2010, 7:48 am
Camping doesn’t have to be a summer-only activity. Here are some great tips for making camping in the rain more enjoyable, from the folks at TheOlympian.com. “A good friend of mine says ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear,’” said Kevin Bacher, a ranger at Mount Rainier ...

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2009 Holiday Gift Guide

December 8, 2009, 9:59 am
The holidays are fast approaching, and we’ve developed a great list of holiday gifts for everyone on your list. It’s broken down by price category, so you can easily find something in your budget. And remember, if you’re placing your order online, do it soon so your shipment can ...

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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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Fall and Winter Fishing Gear

November 13, 2009, 12:10 pm
With days getting shorter, the weather getting markedly cooler and the transition from leaf-peeping season to what we euphemistically refer to as stick season, most sportsmen and women are focusing their attention on deer and turkey season and have put their fishing gear away. But for a few of ...

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Order guides and gear online!

November 13, 2009, 9:31 am
Did you know that you can order our little, green Oh, Ranger! guides, and all the rest of the gear your next trip, online right here at OhRanger.com? Through our partnership with Altrec.com, anything you need—water bottles, backpacks, fishing rods, and more—are all at your fingertips. Use our online ...

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Whose scat is that? “Mammal Tracks & Sign” is a best bet on the trail

November 13, 2009, 9:08 am
Whose scat is that? What critter made those tracks? Are these berries an animal’s unfinished snack? Find the answers to these questions and more in Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species by Mark Elbroch. With images of life-size sketches of tracks of more than 100 familiar and ...

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Trick-or-Treating: Healthy Snacks & Helpful Gear

October 16, 2009, 12:18 pm
Even though I’m a full-fledged adult (chronologically), Halloween still ranks number one on my list of top holidays. Its appeal remains strong for the same reasons that it did when I was a kid; when else do you get to go out after dark on a school night, dress ...

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What are the temperature ranges for the Grand Canyon in early November?
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Temperatures vary significantly in the Grand Canyon on any given day. This is especially true when you compare the temperature on the rim to that of the canyon, which can be as much as 30 degrees hotter in the summer months. This can lead to dangerous situations if you're not well prepared, which means carrying layers of clothing, food and lots of water. Also, the temperature on the North Rim is a bit cooler than the more popular South Rim.

In November, the temperature on the South Rim varies from an estimated average high of 52ºF to an average low of 27ºF. During the same timeframe, temperatures on the canyon floor (i.e. by the river) average between 68ºF to 45ºF. Expect approximately 3º to 6º colder weather on the North Rim in November.  

I hope you have a great trip to the Grand Canyon. Be sure to pack some warm clothes and check back with OhRanger.com to share your experience with our community of park-lovers! Have fun and be safe...  

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