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Floyd Bennett Field

Floyd Bennett Field -- part of Gateway National Recreation Area -- was opened as New York City's first municipal airport on May 23, 1931. Throughout the 1930s, it was the departure point of many important first and record breaking flights, including those of Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes, which ...

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Smokies Road Status Now Available via Texts or Twitter

February 3, 2011, 1:40 pm
Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitors and local travelers may now sign up to receive status updates about the park’s most frequently used roads via text message or Twitter. In the past, travelers had to place phone calls to the park to determine the status of the roads, which ...

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Death by GPS in Desert

February 1, 2011, 7:38 am
National Park Service warns of dangers of releying on GPS devices in remote parks. Five harrowing days after becoming stuck on a remote backcountry road in Death Valley National Park in August 2009, Alicia Sanchez lay down next to her Jeep Cherokee and prepared to die. Then she heard a voice. "I ...

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The park brochure suggests going to this site to download the iPhone app. Can you tell me where to find it? Thanks.
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Glacier National Park, Montana, Hiking, Photography, Touring
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The Oh, Ranger! iPhone app has just been given a huge makeover. The new app has desriptions of all federal and state recreation areas (more than 6,250 areas), as well as the ability to filter based on the type of activity you are interested in. Nearly every park in the app has the official park map available to browse. Here is the the URL to download the app - best of all, it's FREE!

http://itunes.apple.com/app/oh-ranger-parkfinder/id402715941?mt=8#

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Sequoia Shuttle plans changes to service

January 26, 2011, 8:14 am
The Sequoia Shuttle will operate for the first time during the winter providing bus service inside Sequoia National Park during Presidents Day weekend in February. And that's not the only change planned to the popular shuttle service this year. Plans include offering "early bird" service from Visalia to the park for ...

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How many days should I set aside for touring Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton NPs, excluding travel time between parks?
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Glacier National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Ancient Cultures, Auto/Motorcycle, Wildlife Watching, Food/Dining, Guided Tours, Photography, Touring
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You would easily enjoy at least 4 days in Yellowstone; 1-2 days in the Tetons and at least another 4 days in Glacier...all can easily take lots more days to enjoy; but to see the minimal and hike a little; visit museums and visitors centers, I'd say at least the amounts I listed above. All are absolutely gorgeous parks by themselves!! Enjoy! I am jealous!

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GaryL
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I would allow at least 2 full days for each park, probably 3 days to be on the safe side. There's so much to see at these parks that anything less than 2 days simply isn't enough, depending on what you want to do. If it's worth the time going to each place, it's sure worth it to spend enough time to see it all. Don't try to rush through everything because you'll miss out on lots of things. It's also a good idea to have a lantern on hand powered with batteries in case you run out of daylight hours.

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Our Nation's Newest National Parks

January 12, 2011, 4:25 pm
Each New Year ushers in new beginnings, and what better way to celebrate the start of 2011 than by visiting one of the National Park Service’s newest members? This year three new parks offer a chance to explore and learn more about our country’s diverse and important past, present ...

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DO THE WATER FALLS IN YOSEMITE FLOW IN SEPTEMBER
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Auto/Motorcycle, Guided Tours, Ranger-led Programs, Geology, Touring
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The Yosemite valley waterfalls don't all always have water all year. Some dry up completely. Their flow depends on the amount of snow, how fast it melts, the drainage of each fall and on occasional rain storms.

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If we have 3-4 days, do you recommend spending it all in Glacier National Park in Montana, or splitting it between there & Waterton, Canada?
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Auto/Motorcycle, Trail Running, Wildlife Watching, Food/Dining, Motorized Boating, Guided Tours, Ranger-led Programs, Hiking, Photography, Touring
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With only 3-4 days at the park, it's best to choose just a few areas of the park to explore. There's so much to do and see at Glacier that you can always plan a return trip to see the northern reaches of the park!

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Is the annual pass for just one person or a family?
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Yellowstone National Park, Auto/Motorcycle, Bicycle Touring, Lodging, Park Passes and Fees, Photography, Touring
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The America The Beautiful Pass (click here to purchase) is good for one vehicle, no matter how many passengers, and is valid for presentation by two people.  So the whole family can enter the park on one pass, so long as you enter together!


Have fun.

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