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When will the de3sert flowers be in bloom and where is the best location to seen them if we are at Furnace Creek resort?
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Where is the lava going that used to fllow into the ocean at Volcano National Park ?
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Since the new year, Lava stopped flowing into the ocean although, lava flows could reoccupy the lava tube system shortly and again send lava flows to the sea. The area is located east of the eastern boundary of the park and about 12 miles from the summit caldera of Kilauea.

Lava from the Thanksgiving Eve Breakout vent and the rootless shield complex is trying to reoccupy lava tubes and flow to the ocean after a recent deflation of the volcano stopped the flow of lava to the ocean. 

Hawai`i County has opened a viewing area at the end of Highway 130. Visitors may enter the viewing area between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily (vehicles must exit the area by 10 p.m. when the gates will be locked).

Call (808) 961-8093 for an updated recorded message about the lava viewing area at the end of Hwy 130.

Visitors should be prepared for a significant trek. Wear comfortable shoes with a thick sole and bring plenty of bottled water and snacks. Flashlights are essential for nighttime viewing.

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901 earthquakes shake up Yellowstone National Park

January 22, 2010, 7:25 am
Nine hundred plus earthquakes and counting: that's the word from the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. Since Sunday, there have been 901 measured earthquakes underneath Yellowstone National Park. The largest has been of magnitude 3.8. The swarm is now comparable to an earthquake swarm located in the Yellowstone Lake area a year ...

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Things are heating up at Kilauea

January 18, 2010, 7:54 am
Lava is lighting up the night sky at Halema'uma'u crater. Since Thursday, a sloshing, surging pond of molten rock has illuminated the vent deep within Kilauea's summit. "It's beautiful. The glow is bright from Halema'uma'u," said Jim Gale, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's chief of interpretation. Lava deep within the pit has been ...

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I'm told the falls at Yosemite are awesome. But, that they can dry up and not be as neat in late summer. About when do the falls "dry up"?
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Yosemite Falls is one of the most stunning sites in the entire park. It is the tallest falls in North America and the 5th tallest in the world. Yosemite Falls is actually made up of three water falls, Upper Falls, the middle cascades and Lower Falls. There are several hikes that will take you around the falls. You can even climb up to the top. That being said, the falls do tend to dry up in the late summer. Their is no particular date and it varies on the rain and snowfall the park received that year. I was there in late July and was still able to see the falls.  The falls is at its peak in the spring when melted snow plunges over the cliff. The falls are also a great site in the when the cliffs are covered with ice and snow.  

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If you were to choose a President to add onto MT Rushmore who would you choose?
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Nobody. Mount Rushmore is a sculpture of four presidents. It is not a hall of fame where we are free to add more heads whenever we like a president enough. We don't add another face next to the Mona Lisa just because we think someone is pretty.

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hands down it would be FDR. That man served our country as president for the longest time and took the nation through some difficult and challenging circumstances.

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Mt Rushmore is National Historical Monument so the president added should be an advocate of the environment and its preservation. It would have to go to Jimmy Carter for his numerous environmental bills passed that have made major impacts the enviroment and human health.

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sma123
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If I had to choose, the president that I would select woud be Reagan... no if's, and's or buts...

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George W. Bush

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George W. Bush

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January 2010 Proclaimed Volcano Awareness Month

January 6, 2010, 9:27 am
In a Proclamation from the County of Hawai'i, January 2010 has been designated "Volcano Awareness Month." Throughout the month, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), in cooperation with Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai'i County Civil Defense, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, will sponsor various events to promote the importance ...

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havholm
When is route 12 between Boulder and Torrey in Utah closed?
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Highway 12 does not close for the winter but is occasionaly closed during very heavy snow storms. The section between Boulder and Torrey is not ploughed at night. Watch for deer!

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Route 12 doesn't have scheduled closings, but has been known to close from time to time during heavy storms or other natural occurrences.  These two sites have a good bit of information on the drive, things to do along the way, and information for up-to-the-minute road information.

Safe travels!


http://www.scenicbyway12.com/
http://www.utah.com/byways/highway_12.htm

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We plan to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton in 2010 and want to 1 participate in Ranger walks and talks and 2 few mosquitoes - May? Sept?
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Your best bet is probably September!

Mosquito season in Yellowstone extends from May through August. In general, mosquito populations are most intense in June. There are fewer biting bugs in September, but you should always be prepared with bug spray, long-sleeved clothing, long pants and a hat.

Ranger-guided programs usually extend through the end of September. You can view program schedules here.

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Scientists confirm 500-mile finger of molten rock under Yellowstone

December 14, 2009, 8:19 am
Research has confirmed a 500-mile-deep magma plume under Yellowstone is slowly obliterating mountains in its path as it travels an inch a year to the northeast. The plume rises at a southeast angle from its origin 500 miles beneath the surface under western Montana, causing the swell that forms the ...

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