Native American History

Life in Death Valley: The Timbisha Shoshone

January 24, 2011, 11:30 am
Death Valley. The name evokes a bleached and desiccated ox skull on a vast alkaline flat, a desert night snake hiding in the cool shade of its cranial vault. The name whispers of parched Gold Rushers killing their pack animals for food, of ferocious winds and murderous heat. Death Valley, ...

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Grand Canyon's Human History

November 7, 2010, 5:35 pm
Although John Wesley Powell first gave the Grand Canyon its name, Grand Canyon National Park has actually been inhabited for over 4,000 years! One of the best ways to explore the park is through the eyes of those who first called it home. Ancient Roots The first known occupants of Grand ...

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pencetj
I know the NPS hires thru USAjobs but i was wondering is there a way to network with Rangers/parks to hear about jobs and get information.
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sue kilpa...
We want to go to the Tetons in late Oct. Is the park still opened ? Where is the most natural place to stay? One of us is disabled.
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The Grand Teton National Park is open all year long with the exception of Christmas day.  The only available places available to stay inside of the park in October are camping sites.  I would recommend staying within the nearby town of Jackson. Travelocity has a lot of great deals for hotels in Jackson.  You can search their website by going to: http://www.travelocity.com.  

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Rangers usually work 40 hours a week with frequent overtime and 
weekend work in the summer when the use of the parks increases.  
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Kate and Bridget Have a Blast at Crazy Horse

Fire in the hole! Kate and Bridget watch as they blast away some rock at the Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Bridget Explores Wupatki National Monument

Bridget visits Wupatki National Monument near the Grand Canyon and explores the ruins.

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I want to see the grand canyon from the seat of my motorcycle. What would be the best roads to ride coming from sedona. Thanks
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CGPalmer
Is it legal to hike up Havasu Canyon from Supai?
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To hike in Havasu, you must have reservations with the Havasupai Tribe.

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I know one needs a reservation to hike, I am asking about hiking upstream from Supai to upper Havasu and Cataract canyon? The main trail in comes from Haulipai Hilltop, meeting Havasu Canyon just near Supai the Indian Village.

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Supai village, located within Havasu Canyon, a large tributary on the south side of the Colorado River, is not accessible by road. The Havasupai Tribe administers the land, which lies outside the boundary and jurisdiction of Grand Canyon National Park.

The trail to Supai begins at Hualapai Hilltop, 191 miles/308 km from Grand Canyon Village or 66 miles/106 km from Peach Springs, Arizona. Peach Springs has the nearest services – gas, food, and water. No services are available at Hualapai Hilltop.

More information Supai and Havasu Canyon is available on nps.gov.

 
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Now I am wondering if anyone has ever hiked all the way down Cataract Creek from source to the Colorado or at least the Havasu Canyon?
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