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Elaine C.
What peak in SNP has granite on top?
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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, Geology, Hiking
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Perhaps you're referring to Shenandoah's Old Rag Mountain, which is known for its granite boulders? You can read more about the mountains of Shenandoah National Park here.

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sprintcar...
I will be driving out to Yellowstone National Park within 2 weeks. What are the top 5 things to do and see while I am there? Thanks!
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That is a question that has more answers than the Internet can provide : )

Our site's Yellowstone Pages has a "things to do" section that is fairly consistent with most people's top interests.  You can also visit the West Yellowstone Chamber site for more insights.  Definitely hit the IMAX theater in West on your way into the park (if you head in that direction!)

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bombblas
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visit all geysers, spring, hiking trail, nature gardens in yelloew stones

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bobhaa
What is the weather like at Grand Canyon in September?
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  South Rim   North Rim   Inner Gorge
  Max Min Precip   Max Min Precip   Max Min Precip
May 70 39 0.66   62 34 1.17   92 63 0.36
June 81 47 0.42   73 40 0.86   101 72 0.30
July 84 54 1.81   77 46 1.93   106 78 0.84
August 82 53 2.25   75 45 2.85   103 75 1.40
September 76 47 1.56   69 39 1.99   97 69 0.97
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Irv
Plan to visit Death Valley in mid April and stay at Furnace Creek. Should we plan 2 nights or 3 to see the park? Will drive & walk.
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Considering that Death Valley is the largest park in the lower 48 states, I would always recommend that you stay longer! There is a lot of park to be seen in such a short period of time, and Death Valley has a lot to offer whether you are auto-touring or hiking. Just remember that there is a vast range of temperatures throughout the park, so be sure to being layers for chilli desert nights!

Our favorites are the Salt Flats, Racetrack Playa, and the Dunes. With three days you may have time to see them all!

For more on things to do in the park, visit our page on Death Valley here.

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Alaska's National Parks Continue to Heat Up

February 23, 2011, 7:06 am
Thawing permafrost triggers mudslides on a road traveled by busloads of sightseers. Tall bushes on the tundra block panoramic views and the rapid melting of glaciers poses new flood risks. These are just a few of the ways a rapidly warming climate is reshaping Denali, Kenai Fjords and other national ...

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carolyn s...
Visiting the park May 7-9, Drive from SLC, want to make most of trip, but know some roads are closed. also would like to see Cody, WY
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Early May can be a iffy time for roads. According to the NPS site, "weather permitting" roads from Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge and out the East Entrance should be open to vehicles. The West Entrance should also be open at that time since it's slated to re-open around April 15th. The South Entrance doesn't open until May 13th. Also, Dunraven Pass, the road that links Tower Junction with Canyon Village doesn't open up until later in the season. Great places to hit up in the park include:

  • Old Faithful
  • Norris Geyser Basin
  • Elk Park
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Gardiner, MT (North Entrance Town)
  • Fossil Tree
  • Lamar Valley
  • Cooke City, MT (Just outside the NE Entrance. Some great food!
  • Upper and Lower Falls
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Hayden Valley
  • Yellowstone Lake
  • and Cody, WY

If you were coming later in the season, I'd suggest Dunraven Pass (in the park) or the Beartooth Highway (just NE of the park, starting past Cooke City). Some excellent views on both of them. 

I hope this helps!

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MAURLEEN ...
WHAT ARE THE MOSQUITO SEASONS IN THE DIFFERENT PARKS IN ALASKA? HOW SEVERE ARE THEY? WHAT ARE THE BEST PRECAUTIONS?
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The regions North of the Yukon River, all the way to the Arctic, are the worst for mosquitos in general.  The worst time of year to go is in July, however you are likely to encounter them as soon temperatures remain above freezing for a couple of weeks.

You can bring repellant, but the stuff that repels the best is bad for your skin and clothes, and will contain a measured amount of deet.  Since I personally prefer to not to crop dust myself, you can purchase netting to go around your hat or head, and maintain long sleeves and pants throughout the day. 

If you still get bit, don't scratch! 

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WILLIAM E...
DO THE WATER FALLS IN YOSEMITE FLOW IN SEPTEMBER
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The Yosemite valley waterfalls don't all always have water all year. Some dry up completely. Their flow depends on the amount of snow, how fast it melts, the drainage of each fall and on occasional rain storms.

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Undapassa...
What can we do in Glacier Nat'l Park on May 10-11, 2011? Thanks! Ann
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Rich

That early in may, sadly, not much. The park opens most operations in late may, but if you'll be in the area anyway, the NPS keeps a list of contacts for the chambers of commerce in the nearby gateway communities:

http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/nearby-chambers-of-commerce-websites.htm


If you're not dead set on Glacier, and want some more options, you might want to look into Yellowstone. While the park isn't fully open until late may, like Glacier, popular sites in the park begin opening for spring/summer season in late april, so you might have more options.

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Winter Travel Deals in Yellowstone National Park

November 3, 2010, 1:11 pm
by Sydney Taylor Yellowstone National Park's winter season has a lot to offer visitors; fewer people, a variety of snow sports and activities and unique scenery. This year, enjoy a frosty winter trip to Yellowstone letting the powder fly while snow shoeing or skiing, and spend your evenings relaxing in ...

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