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Can leashed dogs go on trails in Yosemite
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Yosemite National Park, California, Hiking, Safety
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Pets are allowed in Yosemite only on fully paved trails and roads except trails signed as not allowing pets (pets are not allowed off the floor of Yosemite Valley, including the trail to Vernal Fall).

Pets are not allowed on unpaved or poorly paved trails, or trails signed as not allowing pets. For an entire list of pet-related regulations at Yosemite, visit nps.gov.

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What is the common relative humidity in the death valley?
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Death Valley National Park, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Health & Fitness, Safety
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samwalsh
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Death Valley is generally a dry region with some of the highest temperatures on earth.  Its is below sea level, and the Rocky Mountians block most of the rain fall that could get to it. With the hottest temperatures in the US and the lowest rainfall totals it has to be the least humid place in the US. The nearest lake to death valley is dry as a bone (the dry salt lakes) so with almost no water an the highest temperatures it has to have the lowest humidity.

Check out this map for rainfall totals in the US: http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps/current/
Death Valley, all of Nevada, and most of California are in the brown and get the least rainfall in August.
This map shows the rainfall totals for the year:http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps/index.php?…

There is an annual flood in Death Valley, but that s a once a year event, if it even comes.

According to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_valle…
"Death Valley is a valley in the U.S. states of California and Nevada, and is the location of the lowest elevation in North America at 282 ft (86 m) below sea level."

"The valley radiates extreme amounts of heat, creating temperatures that are among the hottest on earth. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the United States was 134 °F (56.7 °C) at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. The highest average high temperature in July is 117 °F (47 °C) with temperatures of 122 °F (50 °C) or higher being very common. The valley receives less than 2 in (50 mm) of rain annually. The Amargosa River and Furnace Creek flow through the valley, disappearing into the sands of the valley floor.

While Death Valley gets very little rain, it is prone to flooding during heavy rains because the soil is unable to absorb the bulk of the water. The runoff can produce dangerous flash floods. In August 2004, such flooding caused two deaths and shut down the national park."

  

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dany1182
My friend swam in Lake Grinnell which is actually made from glacier melt. How cold is the water in Lake Grinnell?
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Glacier National Park, Montana, Swimming, Safety
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This time of year, based on average temperatures of other lakes in the region, Lake Grinnell should likely be about 60°F give or take a few degrees.  That'll wake you right up!!

For more on Glacier NP in general, click here.

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ljbyrley
I life next to the Patoka Wildlife Ref. How do I find out how to get a job in the State and County Parks system?
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Patoka Lake State Recreation Areas, Indiana, Indiana, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Snorkeling, Trail Running, Guided Tours, Lake Fishing, Ranger-led Programs, Health & Fitness, Historic Sites, Kids Activities, Safety
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Go to the IDNR website:
http://www.in.gov/dnr/
and look around there.  It is a big organization, so you have to know what kind of job you want and are qualified for - maintenance, enforcement, education, etc.  Indiana government is facing budget shortfalls like most states, so jobs may be in short supply.  As for county jobs, you will have to call or visit the particular county website  - counties do not coordinate job openings with each other.  There is no substitue for getting to know the local workers personally, and volunteering for your favorite organization is a great way to get your foot in the door.  Park agencies always need volunteer help.

Bob Dispenza
Allen County Parks
Fort Wayne, IN

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dagandblo...
I am writing a children's story. What is the penalty be in AZ for starting a small fire? it is put out, but I want to use a valid penalty.
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Preservation, Safety
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Penalties can vary by land management agency. You best bet is to contact the Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention office or call (877) 864-6985.

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Date: 09/12 thru 09/17, area Yellowstone, Bechler area, recommemded, camp sites, looking at 9F1,9F2, 9U1, THUR 9U5. WHAT YA THINK, WALT
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Backpacking, Bears, Wildlife Watching, Food/Dining, Elk, Gear, Moose, Flora & Fauna, Wolves, Camping, Hiking, Park Passes and Fees, Photography, Safety
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