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While in Yellowstone Pk this summer, I am looking for Morning Glory Pool. Where is it? Is it closed or renamed?
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Morning Glory Pool is absolutely still open, and one of the great geyser attractions at Yellowstone.  Unfortunately, because of human damage and some vandalism over the years, the site has started to fade, so please make sure to view from a distance! 

Morning Glory Pool is in the upper geyser basin of the park, and is one of the most popular sites there so any ranger will be able to give you directions.

Below is a link to a short description and a small map of the area that you can use to navigate and make sure you're looking in the right place.  If you use a GPS device, the coordinates are: 44°28′30″N 110°50′37″W

about:  http://www.ohranger.com/yellowstone/sights-see

map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/NorthernSectionUpperGeyserBasinMorningGloryPool.JPG

Have a great trip!

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John Beck...
We'll be in Yosemite Oct. 15-18 Will there be any fall colors to enjoy? Will there be any water left in any of the falls?
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We were just to Yosemite the middle of August. There was barely a trickle in any of the falls. The park guides said they would be gone by Sept if the warmer weather remained. It all depends on the snow fall from the previous winter and how warm the summer temperatures climb.  They say the there is not much fall color as most of the trees are decidious and any colors fade after mid October. I wish we had gone in May to see the falls full and maybe the temps not as hot.  The trees are something in themselves as there are different varieties at the different elevations.  I think the valley is at 2,000 ft.elevation and Glacier Point 5,000 ft.  Don't quote me.  Definitely wear comfy shoes as you basically are walking/hiking on granite. Hope this is of help. Check the nps.gov website for additional info.
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Natanhala river grorge excursion reveiws
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A great review of the rafting sections of the Nantahala River Gorge in Nantahala National Forest is available here.If you're interested in specific guides or outfitters, check out this AAA review. You can also download rafting and outdoor adventure guides on the official National Forest website.
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Park Love...
When is the best time for fall colors in the smokies
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The Smokies foliage changes in the mountains beginning in mid-September and moves down to the valleys through October, often continuing into early November.

Our Oh, Ranger! guide to fall colors in the Smokies is available here. the National Park Service also provides some good information about fall hikes and destinations, available here.

Lastly, check with local chambers of commerce to get up-to-date foliage reports. We recommending contacting either Gatlinburg, TN or Cherokee, NC.

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Gatlinburg has just issued their fall leaf report! Read it here.
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Size of bigest sequoia
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The "General Sherman" is a magnificent tree in Sequoia National Park.  Here are it's dimensions:

Height: 274.9 (feet)
Circumference: 102.6 (feet)
Volume: 52,508 (cubic feet)

For more on giant trees of the National Parks check out this link:

http://www.nps.gov/archive/seki/bigtrees.htm


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Going to Yellowstone June 2010. What is the weather like during early to middle June? Have been told it is still cold and even snow. Is this correct?
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In June the average high is 70 degrees F and the average low is 41 degrees F. The park averages about 1.5 inches of precipitation in June, some of which can indeed be snow! For more details, check out the NPS Yellowstone Weather page.
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Can you suggest "stroller" or easy hiking trails in Yellowstone?
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Many of Yellowstone's most popular areas are easily accessible via paved trails and boardwalks -- this list includes the Old Faithful area as well as other geyser basins, Mammoth Hot Springs, and the Lower Falls at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. You should have no problems with strollers in those locations.  Please note, however, that the boardwalks can be slippery if near geothermal activity, so be extra careful!

One good hike I can suggest is the Back Basin Trail in the Norris Geyser Basin.  It's a 1.5-mile loop that passes Emerald Spring, Steamboat Geyser, Cistern Spring and Echinus Geyser. 

For more great walks and hikes click here:  (http://www.ohranger.com/yellowstone/walking-hiking)

Have a great trip!

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From Illinois will visit Acadia in June (with son family from Massachusetts). What should we be sure to do. We love nature and outdoors.
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Some of our favorite things to do in Acadia are exploring the historic Carriage Roads and enjoying tasty popovers at Jordan Pond House.

Also check out the recommendations on our Sights to See and Things to Do pages. Our Only ad Day and Just for Kids sections will also have some good tips!

Lastly, check out this list of 22 fun things to do with kids!

We hope you have a great trip! Be sure to come back and let us know how it goes!
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