Health & Fitness

Park Love...
Average hi/lo temp. for Old Faithful Aug 25-30?
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Backpacking, Guided Tours, Gear, Health & Fitness, Camping
11 years ago
0
Answers
Expert Answer
Ask_Elif
53 Answers
5Helpful Answer Rating

According to Weather Underground, the average high temperature is 73 F (with a historical range of 42 F to 86 F) and the average low temperature is 44 F (with a historical range of 32 F to 72 F) for West Yellowstone Aug 25-30. There is an 89% chance of a warm day (temperature over 60°F / 16°C).

If you'd like to research more about the weather in Yellowstone or any other park or destination, check out Weather Underground's Trip Planner.

I hope you have a fun trip to Yellowstone. Please come back to OhRanger.com after your trip to share your park experiences with us!

11 years ago
00
Park Love...
Can we ride bikes in the parks?
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Badlands National Park, South Dakota, Bicycling, Road Biking, Health & Fitness
11 years ago
0
Answers
Expert Answer
60 Answers
3Helpful Answer Rating
Yes, bike riding is allowed within the park. If you are interested there is also a Badlands bike tour coming up in September. Check it out. Enjoy you trip and be sure to stop back at OhRanger.com and let us know how it went.
11 years ago
00
Park Love...
Are concealed weapons with a permit allowed in the smoky mountains
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, Tennessee, Canoeing, Bicycle Touring, Road Biking, Swimming, Lake Fishing, Health & Fitness
11 years ago
0
Answers
Expert Answer
85 Answers
31Helpful Answer Rating

As of now, firearms are not allowed in national parks.

Although a new law permitting concealed loaded firearms at national parks was passed in May, it will not take effect until February. The Interior Department will continue to enforce current restrictions until then.

Under the current regulation, firearms are generally prohibited in national parks, but citizens may transport unloaded and dismantled or cased firearms and carry firearms while participating in approved hunting programs and under certain other circumstances, according to a Department of Interior spokesperson.

Please remember that firearms regulations may vary by park. Check with the National Park Service or the park you plan to visit before your trip for most up-to-date information.

For more information, see the NPS Great Smoky Laws & Policies website.



11 years ago
00
dfrenkel
Re there good day hikes in Maine within a one-hour drive north or west of Portland?
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Maine, Health & Fitness, Hiking
11 years ago
0
Answers
Expert Answer
2 Answers
3Helpful Answer Rating
There are several good resources to help you find local hikes near Portland. OhRanger.com will soon have the ability to search for trails and other points of interest, as we're in the process of relaunching our site with a new database of information and many new features. Right now, you can go to our Where To Go page (http://www.ohranger.com/where-to-go), click on Maine and you'll see all the parks and public lands within the state (i.e. all federal and state managed parks). For example, Wolfe's Neck Woods and Bradbury Mountain State Parks are near to Portland and worth checking out.  Since our trail information isn't yet live, please also check out the following link to localhikes.com for suggestions:  

http://www.localhikes.com/MSA/MSA_6403.asp 

Also, trails.com has lots of good information. Check out this link to hiking in Maine for further ideas:

http://www.trails.com/activity.aspx?area=10428#trailid=MTU068-054&lat=43.70994&lon=-70.23628&zoom=9&...

I hope this helps you have a great hiking experience. Be sure to come back often to OhRanger.com to share your experiences, ask more question and, hopefully, apply your own knowledge to answer questions posed by other park-loving members of our community. Have fun in Maine!

11 years ago
00
jps847
Your lost in the woods and you need water and food how would you get it? what plants would be edible and how would you get purified water?
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Cleveland National Forest, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Yosemite National Park, California, Backpacking, Marine Life, Health & Fitness, Flora & Fauna, Wildflowers, Hiking, Safety
11 years ago
2
Answers
Expert Answer
85 Answers
31Helpful Answer Rating

First off, reduce your chances of getting lost in the wilderness by following these hiking safety tips.

Wilderness-survival.net is a great source for survial tips, including water procurement and finding edible plants.

11 years ago
00
jps847
What do you do with your toilet paper after it has been used while backpacking out in the wilderness?
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Backpacking, Health & Fitness, Camping, Hiking, Preservation
11 years ago
1
Answers
Expert Answer
85 Answers
31Helpful Answer Rating

The Leave No Trace principles provide great guidelines for outdoor ethics.

Here's their answer to your question: "Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products."

Check out the full list of priniciples here: http://www.lnt.org/programs/principles.php.

11 years ago
00
Oly
Garbage
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Manti-LaSal National Forest, Vallecito Reservoir, Utah, Bicycling, Boating, Health & Fitness, Caving, Camping, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Off Highway Vehicles, Picnicking, Regional Activities
11 years ago
0
Answers
Oly
1 Answer

Is there a way to turn these hash and trash people that leave there garbage behind?

Is there a reward?

Maybe this will help stop this?

I refer to all national forests and parks.

11 years ago
00
Expert Answer
164 Answers
26Helpful Answer Rating

Leave No Trace!  (www.lnt.org)

Everything you and the parks need to know...  Thanks for helping out!

11 years ago
00
pam
How many people typically go on the guided hike down S. Kaibab trail at the Grand Canyon at 7 am and is it appropriate for a 9 year old?
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Grand Canyon National Park, Health & Fitness, Hiking
11 years ago
0
Answers
Expert Answer
60 Answers
3Helpful Answer Rating
S. Kaibab is a strenuous and is usually done by experienced hikers. There is also no water available along the trail. Due to the rigorous conditions of the trail it is not advisable for children to hike the trail. Contact Grand Canyon at (928) 639-7888 for information on the amount of traffic on the trail. Enjoy your trip and stop back at OhRanger.com to post pictures.
11 years ago
00
Katelyn
Why are there only 4 presdants on Mount. Rushmore NP?
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota, Eco Tours, Native American History, Health & Fitness, Touring
11 years ago
0
Answers
Expert Answer
60 Answers
3Helpful Answer Rating

Each president featured in Mount Rushmore was chosen for his contribution during his time in office. George Washington, the father of the country, symbolizes the American struggle for independence while Thomas Jefferson is recognized for his role in the Louisiana Purchase and as the author of the Declaration of Independence. Theodore Roosevelt saw to it that the Panama Canal was completed and Abraham Lincoln ensured that the Union was protected in the struggle for equality. You can read more about this at http://www.nps.gov/moru/historyculture/why-these-four.htm

11 years ago
00
Park Love...
What trails would be good for an overnight backcountry camping & hiking trip in the northern/western/central part of Olympic Nat'l Park?
This question relates to the items listed below. Click each link for more information
Olympic National Forest, Olympic National Park, Washington, Backpacking, Health & Fitness, Camping, Hiking
11 years ago
0
Answers
Expert Answer
1 Answer
3Helpful Answer Rating
There are actually a lot of great trails in that region. I'll share three here, but there are many more.
1) Ozette Loop - the trail itself isn't that long (around 9 miles total), but the real thrill is camping at the beach in the wilderness. A lot of people who camp will spend two nights at the coast.
2) Hoh River Trail - This trail is about 18 miles long, and it isn't a loop! Start at the Hoh visitor center, and for the first 12 miles or so, you are hiking through the ancient rain forest - massive trees, lots of ferns and moss. This part of the trail is relatively flat too, as you're just hiking up the long Hoh river valley. The last 6 miles of the trail go up in elevation, ending at the lateral moraine of the Blue Glacier near the top of Mount Olympus.
3) High Divide Loop (7 Lakes Basin) - This is an 18 miles loop trail. The trail starts near Sol Duc Falls and heads quickly into the high country. Unless it's cloudy or foggy, you'll get some great vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges. Depending on the time of summer you visit, you can also expect to see a fantastic collection of wild flowers in the high meadows. Black bears are fairly common here too, but typically there are enough berries to keep them distracted from us hikers!
There really are a lot of great hikes in this area, you may wish to check out the park's hiking pages too - http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/trail-guide.htm
11 years ago
00
Syndicate content