Health & Fitness

Grand Canyon to add Water Bottle Filling Stations Throughout Park

March 18, 2011, 11:19 am
The National Park Service (NPS) will soon complete the installation of nine new water bottle filling stations in Grand Canyon National Park, making access to free Grand Canyon spring water easier than ever before. The fillings stations are currently being installed in high traffic areas on both rims of the park. ...

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Go ParkCaching in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

February 24, 2011, 9:32 am
The National Park Service recently unveiled a new park activity in the Santa Monica Mountains known as “parkcaching.” This activity is much like geocaching and offers an outdoor scavenger hunt using a global positioning system (GPS) with an educational theme that teaches the adventurer about the mountains. With more than 1 ...

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Opens Emergency Center

February 23, 2011, 7:15 am
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park unveiled a new, $5.6 million dollar emergency command center after a ceremony on Friday. The Visitor Emergency Operations Center will help the park’s staff handle situations – like natural disasters, lost hikers, and other park related incidents – right from this building, which was built ...

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Top Ten: Winter Weekend Getaways from the City

February 18, 2011, 8:22 am
Sometimes living in a big city can make nature seem so far away. In honor of Presidents Day, we’ve decided to compile a list of parks that are located close to major metropolitan areas and perfect for a winter weekend getaway. So strap on your snowshoes and grab your ...

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Man Hikes Appalachian Trail to Raise Money for Haiti

February 16, 2011, 12:49 pm
Ever think about hiking the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail? Well, numerous hikers are now doing it for a good cause. Richie Tice set out on the 2,179 mile Appalachian Trail to raise money for Haiti. Tice completed the journey in six months, leaving Georgia in April and arriving ...

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What are the average temperatures for acadia national park for the months of june and july,both am and pm ?
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Here you can find a list of average high and low temperatures month-by-month in Acadia. June may still be a little chilly, however July will be warmer and beautiful! Don't forget to pack bug-repellant in June!

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After dark we like to walk into Sabino Canyon, Tucson up the 4 mi tram road. Mt lions were spotted in area. Is this too dangerous?
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The best thing to do is to call Saguaro National Park's visitor information line for advice. You can reach them at (520) 733-5158.

Saguaro National Park's website gives the following safety advice about mountain lions: Also known as pumas or cougars, these large cats can be found in both districts of the park. Encounters are rare, but possible. To prevent an encounter- Do not hike or jog alone; keep children within site and close by; keep a clean camp or picnic site; do not feel wildlife (prey). Most lions avoid confrontation – so give the lion a way to escape. Stay calm and speak loudly and firmly. DO NOT RUN from a mountain lion, rather stand and face it. Make eye contact. Appear as large as you can: raise your arms and open your jacket. Throw stones or whatever you can reach without crouching or turning your back. Protect small children so they won’t panic and run. Finally, FIGHT BACK if you are attacked. Use whatever you have to defend yourself: rocks, sticks, caps, your bare hands. Try to remain standing and face the animal. Report any mountain lion sightings to a ranger.

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What is the common relative humidity in the death valley?
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Death Valley is generally a dry region with some of the highest temperatures on earth.  Its is below sea level, and the Rocky Mountians block most of the rain fall that could get to it. With the hottest temperatures in the US and the lowest rainfall totals it has to be the least humid place in the US. The nearest lake to death valley is dry as a bone (the dry salt lakes) so with almost no water an the highest temperatures it has to have the lowest humidity.

Check out this map for rainfall totals in the US: http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps/current/
Death Valley, all of Nevada, and most of California are in the brown and get the least rainfall in August.
This map shows the rainfall totals for the year:http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps/index.php?…

There is an annual flood in Death Valley, but that s a once a year event, if it even comes.

According to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_valle…
"Death Valley is a valley in the U.S. states of California and Nevada, and is the location of the lowest elevation in North America at 282 ft (86 m) below sea level."

"The valley radiates extreme amounts of heat, creating temperatures that are among the hottest on earth. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the United States was 134 °F (56.7 °C) at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. The highest average high temperature in July is 117 °F (47 °C) with temperatures of 122 °F (50 °C) or higher being very common. The valley receives less than 2 in (50 mm) of rain annually. The Amargosa River and Furnace Creek flow through the valley, disappearing into the sands of the valley floor.

While Death Valley gets very little rain, it is prone to flooding during heavy rains because the soil is unable to absorb the bulk of the water. The runoff can produce dangerous flash floods. In August 2004, such flooding caused two deaths and shut down the national park."

  

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