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Bryce Canyon Winter Festival Kicks Off Feb. 18

Bryce Canyon National Park in WinterAppreciate winter recreation in all its seasonal glory while the snow is still fresh. One way to do this is at The 27th Annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival. This family-friendly weekend is chock full of winter fitness and fun.

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Badger Pass Ski Area in Yosemite Opens Jan. 26

January 26, 2012, 11:15 am
By: DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. The 77th winter season at Badger Pass Ski Area begins Thursday, Jan. 26, after recent snow storms dropped more than 24 inches of snow; making now the perfect time for riders and skiers of every level to plan a Northern California snowboarding ...

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San Isabel National Forest

San Isabel National Forest is located in central Colorado. The forest contains 19 of the state's 54 fourteeners, peaks over 14,000 feet high. Among the forest's most majestic mountains are 14,433 foot Mt. Elbert, Colorado's highest. Photography and wildlife-watching are popular activities. Big game species include elk, deer, bighorn ...

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Holidays in the Parks

December 16, 2010, 5:17 pm
If you’re looking for something to do this holiday season, look no further than our national parks! Celebrate the holidays by sharing in traditions handed down through the ages or make your own tradition. This holiday season discover a range of winter activities including fireside chats, winter caroling, backcountry ...

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Catskill Park

New York's Catskill Mountains include one of the largest and most complex natural areas in the East - on par with the West's Yellowstone National Park. Round, forested mountains; narrow, winding valleys; rushing streams and rivers are features that attract many to the 600,000 acres of the Catskill ...

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Adirondack Park

Encompassing one-third of the total land area of New York State, the Adirondack Park is unique in the United States. Within its boundaries are vast forests and rolling farmlands, towns and villages, mountains and valleys, lakes, ponds and free-flowing rivers, private lands and public forest. The Adirondacks are known for ...

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Dear Ranger Hello we are planning to visit Shenandoah National park October 10 - 15. We want to camp. Will a camp site hold two tents? We plan to climb Old rag, hike White oak canyon, Stony man trail . Last year I believe we camped at Big Mead
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Yes, it can hold two tents, as long as they're both not huge! There are four campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park: Mathews Arm (mile 22.1), Big Meadows (mile 51.2), Lewis Mountain (mile 57.5) and Loft Mountain (mile 79.5)

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Top 10 Winter Activities in our National Parks

February 9, 2010, 12:06 pm
While the spring and summer are both great times to visit your favorite national park, why not try taking advantage of all of the winter activities the park has to offer? The crowds are gone and the lots are empty, and you’ll find the perfect spot for peace, quiet ...

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Capitol Reef, Waterpocket Fold, Land of the Sleeping Rainbow—all are colorful names to describe a park with many striking characteristics.

Waterpocket Fold, the main feature of the park, is the name of a 100-mile-long fold in the earth's surface. This uplift contains innumerable eroded basins or pockets that hold thousands of gallons of rainwater. These pockets of water have affected the history of humanity within the park and the flora and fauna of the region.

Entering the park from the west gives the most impressive view of the 1,000-foot-high stone barrier into which erosive forces have sculpted fascinating canyons, mesas, buttes and mazes. Once in the park, other astonishing panoramas await you.

Within a short distance of the visitor center, you will see Capitol Dome, Chimney Rock, the Goosenecks and the Egyptian Temple. Hickman Bridge, the Golden Throne and Capitol Gorge reward you after easy to moderate hikes. Prehistoric petroglyphs, the Fruita Schoolhouse, the Gifford Farmhouse and the Behunin Cabin speak of bygone eras and can be reached by car. The 20-mile round-trip Scenic Drive will take you past the Ripple Rock Nature Center and many of the park's features.

If you are seeking a remote wilderness experience, Capitol Reef has it. To the north of Route 24, dirt roads, which generally require high-clearance or 4-wheel-drive vehicles, lead into the park's north end through the heart of Cathedral Valley, an area of monolithic formations of Entrada and Curtis sandstones, some of which are 500 feet high. South of Route 24, graded roads, usually suitable for high-clearance vehicles, lead into some very fine hiking country. Besides good hiking opportunities, the southern part of the park also offers spectacular views of the folded strata of Capitol Reef and the Henry Mountains. Muley Twist Canyon is in the southern end of the park, as is Brimhall Bridge. Check with a park ranger before setting out for any of these more remote locations. Weather conditions may make the roads slick and impassable.

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I made a custom essay and I found that it is located on the Waterpocket Fold in central Utah, Capitol Reef National Park offers rugged, beautiful scenery with deep and narrow canyons, spectacular vistas, great expanses of slickrock and multi-colored rock layers exposed by the massive fold in the earth's crust. Petroglyphs give evidence of the early inhabitants of the area dating back at least 10,000 years. The area also has a more recent history in evidence with the orchards and buildings from the Fruita community that was founded by Mormon pioneers in 1880.
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As a school department is there any way we can get some complimentary park guides to give students ideas on where to go for adventure?
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Use the contact info on this page. American Park Network (this organization) publishes the "green guides" that the parks hand out. They will send them to you free.
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On the bottom of every page on OhRanger.com there is a square box that offers a link to ordering guides.  The guides are not 100% free, but they are offered for less than $1/piece to cover handling.

If you want to find out where the guides are locally, you can send an email to distribution@americanparknetwork.com


Here's the link just in case:

http://www.altrec.com/american-park-network/national-park-guide-set/?american=1&market=1&cm_mmc_o=4z...

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