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What are the times that old faithful erupts at
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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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There is a store outside the entrance to Custer National Park that has live white prarie dogs-do you know the name of the store
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Hi Ranger Barbie,

Custer State Park is a state park and wildlife reserve in the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota. You can view prairie dogs within the park in the prairie dog town located off of wildlife loop road. However, it is illegal to keep prairie dogs outside of the park.

The store you're referring to, unfortunately, either doesn't exist or is dabbling in illegal behavior!

Please come back to OhRanger.com to post any more questions and comments that you may have. Have a fun trip to Custer State Park!

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Distance in miles from Groveland, CA to Lee Vining, CA? Closing time Bodie State Park on Sept. 23, 20098 Sunrise/Sunset Lee Vining,9/23/09?
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There are two driving routes to Lee Vining to Groveland.

According to Google Maps, the more direct route, through Yosemite National Park, is about 104 miles and takes an estimated 2.5 hours. The northern route, which bypasses the park, is about 144 miles and takes an estimated 3.5 hours.

Between Labor Day and Memorial Day, Bodie State Historic Park is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or as posted. Hours may vary due to weather or season and are posted at all entrances.

Be aware that due to budge cuts, as many as 100 California state parks may close in the coming months. There is no closure list at this time, but you should check the California State Parks Foundation website for updates before your trip.

According to Wunderground.com, the sunrise in Lee Vining on 9/23/09 will be at 6:44 a.m. PDT and sunset will be at 6:50 p.m. PDT.

We hope you enjoy your trip. Be sure to stop by and let us know how it goes!

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Park Love...
Is Clingmans Dome Road open 24 hours a day during the summer months or does it close at dusk and re-open at dawn?
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"Although Clingmans Dome is open year-round, the road leading to it is closed from December 1 through April 1, and whenever weather conditions require. People can hike and cross-country ski on the road during the winter."

Quoted from: Clingmansdome.com

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There is nothing on the National Park Service's site for Great Smoky Mountains National Park that indicates restricted access hours during the summer months.  If you still need clarification, please call them about current road conditions at (865) 436-1200 extension 631.
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Easy hikes in the North Cascades (area of Mt. Baker)
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There are two easy trails in the North Cascades. They are Side Lake and South Fork Cascade River. Unfortunately the availability of both these trails are unknown. The other trails are very difficult. Contact the forest at (206) 470-4060 for further information. Enjoy your trip! 
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If you'll be traveling near Mt Baker, you'll probably be heading up the Mt Baker highway (Washington State Route 542). That's a really beautiful road, and heads straight up the mountain. It takes about 1 hour 15 minutes or so from Bellingham to the top. Once at the top, you'll be in the area known as as Artists Point. On a sunny day (winter or summer), the views are unbelievable, although because of the amount of winter snow - typically the most snow measured anywhere in the US per year - the road to the very top typically opens in mid to late July. Once at the top though, there are a number of shorter trails that lead from the parking area that lead along ridge tops, along creeks, and to high alpine lakes. It's a wonderful area!

The artists point area is in the Mt Baker / Snoqualmie National Forest. For more info, you might check out the Washington State Tourism website, here : http://www.experiencewa.com/attraction.aspx?id=41

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We are going to be camping in Many Glacier & in Lizaard Creek in G. Tetons in a couple of weeks. Where are some really cool places to swim?
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At Glacier National Park, a great place to take a dip (if you can handle the cold) is Iceberg Lake! The trail to the lake leaves from the campground in the Many Glacier section of the park.

For Wyoming and Grand Teton swimming holes, check out our answer to a question asked by another user earlier this summer.

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What kind of plant varities are there in Waterton National Park?
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Hi quarterpaints1,

Waterton Lakes National Park has a huge variety of vegetation, much of which is unique. (The park is a biosphere reserve, which means the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) set it aside specifically because of its ecological uniqueness.

There are 45 vegetation types and over 1400 forms of vegetation within the park.

For a list of plants of particular concern in the park, click here.

Have fun exploring the unique ecosystem of Waterton National Park. Please come back to OhRanger.com to post photos of the interesting plants you spot during your trip!

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Why did they choose South Dakota to put Mt. Rushmore?
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According to the National Park Service website, Doane Robinson, the "Father of Mount Rushmore" wanted to build the monument in the Black Hills so that he could attract people to his state. Read more about this at http://www.nps.gov/moru/historyculture/people.htm. 
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What should I see on my trip to Yellowstone
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Why did they only put 4 presidants on Mount. Rushmore NP?

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Don't miss Mammoth Hot Springs, the geysers, especially Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and wildlife in the Lamar Valley!

Some great tips from other visitors are available here: http://www.ohranger.com/qa/15619/how-many-days-do-we-need-see-most-yellowstone-national-park

 If you're interested in seeing wolves at Yellowstone, get expert tips here: http://www.ohranger.com/yellowstone/oh-ranger#comment-151

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