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Park Love...
What are the times that old faithful erupts at
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Kids Activities, Photography, Picnicking, Regional Activities, Touring
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Hello ParkLover.  Great question!   Eruptions often occur about 90 minutes apart all day every day, but can range from 45 to 125 minutes without much warning.  All predictions are made using a formula that takes into account the length of the previous eruption. The formula which is completed by the National Park Service has proven to be accurate, plus or minus 10 minutes, 90% of the time.  The prediction information is only posted during the open-hours of the Old Faithful Visitor Center and uses the length of the previous eruption to predict the time of the next eruption.

The NPS has put up a "webcam" so you can try to catch a glimpse of the eruptions as they happen at home.  But you really need to be there in person to experience the wonder! 

http://www.nps.gov/archive/yell/oldfaithfulcam.htm




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dvgutierr...
Where is there a campground in yousemite with showers?
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Yosemite National Park, California, Lake Fishing, Camping, Kids Activities
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According to the National Park Service website, showers are only available in Yosemite Valley at Curry Village and Housekeeping Camp. In the summer during limited afternoon hours showers are available at Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. Enjoy your trip!
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Park Love...
Are grills available at picnic areas in Nyack State park?
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New York, Swimming, Kids Activities, Safety, Picnicking
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Yes, grills are available at picnic areas throughout Nyack Beach State Park.

For more information about the facilities, visit the New York State Parks website.

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We try to use our GPS to go to Mt. Rainier Ohanapecosh campground in the middle of August. But the closest location that GPS show is Stevens Canyon Road. Is this location close enough to get there? If not, would you please give us the exact direction th
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Washington, Camping, Kids Activities
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"To reach the East Side of the park (Ohanapecosh, Sunrise and White River) from Seattle..." "To White River/Sunrise/Ohanapecosh: South on I-5 to I 405 (exit 156). East on I 405 to SR 167. South on SR 167 to SR 410. East on SR 410 to the White River Entrance. Continue south on SR 410 to SR 123 past Stevens Canyon Road. Follow signs to Ohanapecosh. This route is open summer only."

Quoted from the directions page for Mount Rainier National Park.  This is a long list of directions for various seasons, sections of the US, and parks of Oregon and Washington.  It might be best to look over this page to find out which set of directions are best suited for your orientation.

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Places to go swimming
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Wyoming, Swimming, Kids Activities
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Some great places for swimming in Wyoming include Hot Springs State Park (http://www.ohranger.com/wy/hot-springs) in Thermopolois, and Edness K. Wilkins State Park (http://www.ohranger.com/wy/edness-k-wilkins) along the North Platte River. <br/> <br/> While swimming in Yellowstone’s hot springs is forbidden, there are a few other places in and around the park that are popular swimming areas. These include Firehole Canyon, near Madison Junction, (http://family.go.com/travel/things-to-do/wyoming/yellowstone--park/poi-282404-firehole-canyon-drive-...) and Boiling River, north of Mammoth Hot Springs. (http://family.go.com/travel/things-to-do/wyoming/yellowstone--park/poi-282411-boiling-river/)<br/> <br/> WyoJones, a Yellowstone buff, also gives some good advice about Wyoming swimming holes here: http://www.wyojones.com/swimming_in_yellowstone.htm. <br/> <br/>  For more information about swimming holes across the country, check out http://www.swimmingholes.org/.

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Cooper
If Mt. Rushmore added a fifth face, who should it be? And Why?
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Did you know they're building a "fifth face" as we speak?

In 1948, seven years after work stopped on nearby Mount Rushmore, grand-scale carving began on the Crazy Horse Memorial. (http://www.ohranger.com/mount-rushmore/crazy-horse)

The Crazy Horse Memorial is located five miles north of Custer on U.S. 16-385. For more information, please contact Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-9506; or call (605) 673-4681.

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Cooper
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I think it should be this Ranger guy...  I mean, it makes sense that the Park be represented, no?
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Cooper
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This is: Mike Hickey


John Muir makes the most sense...  He was standing with Roosevelt up in Yosemite, I think they chose the wrong guy! : )

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kristancl...
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It should be Obama for being the first black president, or me
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janerackl
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Elvis, because he's the KING!
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BobBikes
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Sam Adams


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corkyf
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pres obama....time will tell
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mikehick
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john muir
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Ronald Reagan.  Ronald Reagan believed more in both the idea of America and  in the American people than any modern president that I can think of.

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 Bill Clinton

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John Young

Firmly planted in Washington State, I'm interested in deep forests, cool refreshing streams, and hot summer pavement.  Touring the highways and byways is a great escape that can be shared by all members of my family.
Park Love...
We are thinking of going horseback riding this summer in Yellowstone. Do you know what the minimum age is to ride?
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Hi,

Summer horseback riding in Yellowstone is a lovely activity to do with your family!

The minimum age to ride is 8 years old and the minimum height is four feet tall.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts offers horse rides of one and two hours in length which are available at Mammoth, Tower-Roosevelt, and Canyon. Advance reservations are recommended. In addition, they also offer horseback or wagon rides (there are no minimum age or height requirements for wagon rides) which take visitors to a cookout site for a steak dinner. Advance reservations are required; call (307) 344-7311.

Enjoy your visit to Yellowstone, and check back in with us to post photographs and comments about your trip!
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What are the top ten trail that are under 6 miles?
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Hiking, Kids Activities, RVing, Touring
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This is a really subjective question, as there are many variables to help determine which trails at Yellowstone (or any park) are best for different people. For example, I had a great time and formed lasting memories on a hike to the top of Avalanche Peak Trail two years ago, which was about four miles to the top and back. It's in the Lake region of the park and the terrain is strenuous. If you're in that part of the park, allocate four hours for the hike, to be safe. (Note: Depending on your pace, the timing could vary quite a bit.) A lot depends on where you are staying (it's a big park) and the degree to which everyone in your group is physically up to the challenge. On the other end of the spectrum is Observation Point Trail, which is by Old Faithful and is only about one mile. It's easy to moderate in difficulty and should take only an hour. In the same vicinity is Lone Star Trail, which is 4.8 miles and has little elevation gain, so it's easy for anyone with a minimum level of fitness and good for the whole family. Another easy hike is Canyon Lake Trail by Canyon Village, which is 4.5 miles and should take a few hours. Lost Lake Trail starts behind the Roosevelt Lodge, is approximately four miles, takes two to three hours and is moderate in difficulty. Beaver Pond is another moderate trail at five miles, originating near Mammoth Hot Springs. Also moderate in difficulty is the Grebe Lake Trail in the Canyon area, which at six miles should take under four hours. Another more strenuous hike is Elephant Back Mountain Trail, which is four miles and originates a mile south of the Fishing Bridge Junction. Information on all of the trails I've just described is contained on a free "Save The Trails" map available at the Yellowstone IMAX Theater in West Yellowstone, which was made possible through the generous support of Nature Valley Granola Bars (one of our sponsors). These and a couple others were selected by those with local knowledge to give a broad range of options for visitors of all abilities and time constraints. You can find more in the Oh, Ranger!® guidebook, which is also a free resource. One of the best bets is to ask a ranger or park concessionaire, or stop in one of the visitor centers in the gateway communities for suggestions. (This holds true for all parks!) Locals often know best, which is what led me to the top of Avalanche Peak. (I highly recommend this trail if you're group is up to the challenge.) Along the way we took cover during a passing hail storm and witnessed a frightened bull elk charge right by us down the trail! That's something I'll never forget, along with the views from the top. On a clear day, you can see the Grand Tetons! I guarantee that once you venture off the pavement, even just a short distance, you'll be transported into another world. Have fun and be sure to let us know about your experiences!
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Park Love...
What are the top ten trails in yellowstone
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