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Yellowstone, Tetons a photographer's paradise

February 1, 2010, 9:20 am
It was a particularly cold morning as I walked along the mist-covered banks of the Yellowstone River. The sun was barely visible on the horizon but its rays were already penetrating a line of fog-shrouded trees by a small meadow. Across the river stood an old bull bison, coated ...

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Two couples planning eight day trip to NPs in south west UT. (May 2011). Any suggestions that would allow us to visit the five major NPs?
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First, save money on entrance fees by picking up an "America The Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass" at parkpass.net. If you're age 62 or older, you're eligible for the Senior Pass.

In Utah You’ll be right in the heart of the Grand Circle, a collection of seven national parks, eight national monuments, numerous state parks, scenic byways, historical sites, prehistoric Indian ruins, colorful ghost towns and stunning geologic formations. Take some time to explore some of these places, including Zion, Canyonlands and Monument Valley. For more information on sights to see in the area, check out www.grandcircle.org and www.utah.com/nationalparks/grandcircle.htm. This article also offers some great tips!

Be sure to stop by and let us know how your trip goes!

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I am going to Yosemite for one day next week. I have snowshoes. Entering the north, leaving the south. What should my itin be?
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You can find maps of all Yosemite snowshoe routes here. If you have time, you should include a stop a Mariposa Grove.

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Yosemite in winter
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Yosemite is a great place to visit in the winter. If you're into skiing look into Yosemite's Badge Pass Ski area. If you're not into skiing, the park also offers, ice skating, bus tours and ranger walks and talks.

Winter is also the least busy and possibly most beautiful season to visit. If you get up early enough you may see Yosemite Falls frozen solid. Winter is also great time to view park wildlife. 

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We are coming to yellowstone june 12. best way to get a pass and avoid traffic from the southern entrance ? thanks janet
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The traffic between Grand Teton and Yellowstone is as unpredictable as the weather that time of year. While it'll likely be sunny, you may get the occasional snow shower. Similarly, you're just as likely to not encounter another car as you are to get in a bear or bison jam. Relax, slow down and enjoy the view.


In order to get to the south entrance, you'll need to first pass through Grand Teton National Park. The park entry fee allows you to spend a week in BOTH parks for $25. If you plan to visit multiple parks in the next month, consider investing in a America The Beautiful Federal Lands Pass, which offers unlimited visitation to all parks for you and your entire family (if you are in the same car) for $80. If you are a senior citizen, the you can purchase a senior pass for $10, which allows you to enter parks at no additional cost for the remainder of your life. All are great deals!

Have a safe trip and remember to slow down and enjoy the view. 

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What is the typical weather at the south rim of the grand canyon in mid feb? and is it safe to some lite hiking?
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Hi... February is a terrific time to visit the Grand Canyon...  Maximum Temperatures average 43° F (with a record of 64° F in 1977), and Minimum Temperatures average 18° F (with a record of -6° F in 1990).   Absolutely safe for hiking, just make sure to speak with a ranger beforehand to guage conditions.

Click This Link to see previous questions asked about this subject.  And enjoy the trip!

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Photographer explores the Smoky Mountain National Park in quiet light

January 18, 2010, 7:50 am
If a book can make you want to hop in your ride and head out on a road trip, Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Thirty Years of American Landscapes by Evanston, Ill., photographer Richard Mack might do it. As the name of his company, Quiet Light Publishing, suggests, these are ...

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My wife and I are going be in kanab on the 16th of May and would like to know if the North Rim of the grand canyon would be open by then.
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You're in luck! According to our contacts at the National Park Service, this year's scheduled opening date for the North Rim is May 15. The North Rim almost always opens on the scheduled date, but be sure to check with the NPS as your trip date approaches. More information and phone numbers are available here.

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I'm told the falls at Yosemite are awesome. But, that they can dry up and not be as neat in late summer. About when do the falls "dry up"?
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Yosemite Falls is one of the most stunning sites in the entire park. It is the tallest falls in North America and the 5th tallest in the world. Yosemite Falls is actually made up of three water falls, Upper Falls, the middle cascades and Lower Falls. There are several hikes that will take you around the falls. You can even climb up to the top. That being said, the falls do tend to dry up in the late summer. Their is no particular date and it varies on the rain and snowfall the park received that year. I was there in late July and was still able to see the falls.  The falls is at its peak in the spring when melted snow plunges over the cliff. The falls are also a great site in the when the cliffs are covered with ice and snow.  

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WE ARE COMING TO ALASKA IN THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST AND WANT TO SEE BEARS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT CAN U HELP US
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Denali National Park is deep in the heart of Alaska's bear country. It is almost impossible to drive through the park without seeing a bear. One of your best bets to see a bear is take one of the many bus tours offered by the park. These tours afford visitors the chance to become familiar with the park and surrounding areas. Denali is a largely pristine, undeveloped park. A few years ago a conscious decision was made to not develop its hiking trails. 

Bears are most often found near where they feed. They are most often seen in many of the berry patches in the park.

During the summer it is very important to follow proper safety precautions. Park Rangers can alert you to proper procedures to avoid injuries in bear country. Bears can be particularly hostile during this time of year while they are raising their young. Always remember, bears are wild and if startled can be deadly. 

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