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We are going to GNP in a few weeks. Do you think Scenic Point hike will be open?
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Glacier National Park, Montana, Hiking, Safety
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As of now all park roads are currently open except on the west side from fish creek to lodging creek and the quarter circle bridge road. This is subject to change if heavy snow creates an avalanche so refer back to the website http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm if anything changes between now and when you head out to the park.

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The Rangers in Two medicine have already been hiking up the trail to scenic point. There are patches of snow on the trail, and as you reach the top, there will be larger snow fields to traverse.

 

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We have a ranger guided tour the first week of July. Do we need bear spray?
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Backpacking, Bears, Native American History, Gear, Park Passes and Fees, Photography, Safety
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It's always a good idea to be bear aware, but it's best to check with the park before your arrival to see if they recommend bear spray. Before you head out, check out these articles:

Yellowstone's Bears

Minimizing the Dangers of a Bear Encounter

If you do decide to purchase bear spray, don't forget to recycle your canister before you head home!
 

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In yellowstone park where can i walk hike with my dog ? Thank you
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Hiking, Photography, Preservation, Safety
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You may bring your dog to Yellowstone as long as you follow park regulations and take safety issues into consideration. Pets are prohibited in the backcountry and on trails and boardwalks, must be on a leash at all times, and may never be left unattended.

Pets may accompany you in the front country areas of the park. This includes any areas within 100 feet of roads, parking areas, and campgrounds. Pets must be kept under physical control at all times—caged, crated, or on a leash not to exceed six feet in length.

Make sure you read ALL of Yellowstone's rules about pets before deciding to bring your dog to the park.

 

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Flying, no rental car: Which western states National Park have the best public transportation to and within the park?
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Astronomy/Stargazing, Camping, Safety
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Funny you should ask! We just published a feature about park shuttles yesterday. You can read it here: Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle.

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Mother bear spotted with cubs near roadside in Grand Teton National Park.

June 8, 2011, 2:35 pm
Grand Teton National Park’s most famous grizzly bear — dubbed 399 by researchers — is once again roaming the roadsides around Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, and again with three new cubs at her heels. Starting in 2006, grizzly 399 raised three cubs within sight of roads in ...

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Grand Teton National Park sees more vehicle-animal crashes

June 7, 2011, 1:11 pm
Mark Gocke drove north on U.S. Highway 89 toward Moran in the early morning 10 years ago in the late fall. It was late November, and Gocke hoped to station himself for elk hunting before the morning sunlight lit the valley. He passed Antelope Flats beginning a series of S-curves. ...

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Mammoth Cave National Park taking steps to prevent spread of white-nose syndrome in bats

May 10, 2011, 1:49 pm
Tourist cave and mine operations are implementing more stringent measures to combat the spread of a deadly bat disease that continues to move west across the United States. Mammoth Cave National Park recently began using "bio mats" to disinfect the shoes of guests as the enter and leave the massive ...

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Mountain Lion Safety Tips

Mountain lions serve an important role in parks ecosystem because they prevent the over-population of deer and other small mammals. Generally, the big cats are calm, quiet and elusive. Sightings are rare, so if you spot one, consider yourself privileged! A mountain lion attack is an extremely unlikely event. To ...

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Are there any parking places to drop ypur 5th wheel rv while touring Cades Cove?
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Auto/Motorcycle, Safety, RVing, Touring
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Opens Emergency Center

February 23, 2011, 7:15 am
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park unveiled a new, $5.6 million dollar emergency command center after a ceremony on Friday. The Visitor Emergency Operations Center will help the park’s staff handle situations – like natural disasters, lost hikers, and other park related incidents – right from this building, which was built ...

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