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What is the highest point along the Going To the Sun Road in Glacier National Park?
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Glacier National Park, Montana, Auto/Motorcycle, Geology
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The highest point along the Going to the Sun Road is Logan Pass, which is located right on the Continental Divide. The altitude of the pass is 6645 feet (2025 meters).

For more information about the Going to the Sun Road, check out this article : http://www.ohranger.com/glacier/going-sun-road

If you'd like to drive over Logan Pass, keep in mind that it is only open during the summer months, typically mid-June to mid-October. The rest of the year it's covered in lots and lots of snow.

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WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO SEQUOIA PARK FROM LAS VEGAS
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You are going to want to take the 15 S. to Barstow, get on 58 to Bakersfield and then the 99 to Visalia. In Visalia you are going to want to catch the Sequoia Shuttle which leaves from all the major hotels on highway 198 and the local Transit Center.  Check out the schedules, locations and make your reservation for the shuttle at www.sequoiashuttle.com or call 1877 BUS HIKE. They not only do the rest of the driving for you but also go to all the major stops inside the park: Crescent Meadow, Moro Rock, Giant Forest Museum, General Grant Tree, Lodgepole and Wuksachi lodge.  Its great for single commuters or even for all in the family to enjoy the scenary on the way up and inside the park.  Well i hope this helped.
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Rocky Mountain National Park I'm seeking day hikes, 6-10 miles with mountain vistas, trails
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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, Backpacking, Fossils, Geology, Flora & Fauna, Hiking, Park Passes and Fees, Photography
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Can you help plan a trip for two seniors who can do moderate walking?
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Yellowstone National Park, Archaeology, Auto/Motorcycle, Eco Tours, Fossils, Guided Tours, Ranger-led Programs, Geology, Flora & Fauna, History/Culture, Park Passes and Fees, Photography, Volcanology
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There are several activities that you can enjoy during your visit to Yellowstone. If you like walking, think about taking some of the day hikes. You will also have the opportunity to tour the visitor centers. Because of the many activities available at Yellowstone, I would advise that you visit the park's website for additional information. Also when you arrive to the park, stop by the Visitor Center and they will be certainly help you out. Enjoy your trip and be sure to stop back to OhRanger.com and post your pictures and stories!
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Where are the nearest parks to Chicago that feature caves and caverns?
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Illinois, Archaeology, Backpacking, Trail Running, Fossils, Geology, Flora & Fauna, Caving, History/Culture, Kids Activities
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The nearest parks to Chicago that feature caves and caverns are Illinois Caverns State Natural Area and Cave in Rock State Park. They're both over a five-hour drive from Chicago, however.

I hope you have an exciting time exploring Illinois' caves. Be sure to check back in at OhRanger.com after you trip to share you park experiences with us!

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Is there a map of shell middens on Canaveral National Seashore?
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Canaveral National Seashore, Florida, Ancient Cultures, Archaeology, Native American History, Geology
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Contact the park at (321) 267-1110 for more information. Turtle Mound, within the seashore, is the largest shell middens on the Florida coast.   
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How do you keep mt rushmore from eroding
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According to the South Dakota Office of Tourism, the erosion rate of Mount Rushmore National Memorial is estimated by geologists at 1 inch every 10,000 years. So, there isn't a concern that it will be destroyed by erosion! Experts believe it should be around for many years to come.
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In Yellowstone, Lava Creek has 'black' rocks' near it and coming down the hill. There is no vegetation around it, is it lava?
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What you saw were most likely volcanic rocks. They are formed as a result of the lava cooling and hardening. 
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Why did they choose South Dakota to put Mt. Rushmore?
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According to the National Park Service website, Doane Robinson, the "Father of Mount Rushmore" wanted to build the monument in the Black Hills so that he could attract people to his state. Read more about this at http://www.nps.gov/moru/historyculture/people.htm. 
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Has the "Trail Closed" sign for the Ledge Trail in Yosemite National Park been buried by the recent Curry Village rockfall?
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