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Seasonality/Weather Days are typically clear with less than 25 precent humidity. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high/low of 85 and 50°F (29 and 10°C) respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60°F (15°C), and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Summers are ...

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Who's Who at the Park

Joshua Tree National Park Association Since 1962, the Joshua Tree National Park Association is the primary educational partner for the Joshua Tree National Park. The association's Desert Institute provides weekend science and history classes in the park. (760) ...

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Seasonality/Weather The park is open daily, year-round. Mesa Verde National Park has mild to hot weather during summer months. During some winters, the weather is also mild. Snow storms can occur as late as May and as early as October, but usually both of these months are pleasant. June through ...

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Who's Who at the Park

Mesa Verde Museum Association The Mesa Verde Bookstore is operated by the Mesa Verde Museum Association, a non-profit organization partnered with Mesa Verde National Park since 1930. Mesa Verde Museum Association, in cooperation with the National Park Service and Mesa Verde National Park, assists and supports various interpretive programs, research ...

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Who's Who at the Park

The Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association (D/AISA) Formerly the Arizona Strip Intrepretive Association (ASIA), the goal of this non-profit association is to promote the history and resources of the Arizona Strip and Southern Utah regions. Find loads of clothing, maps and more in their ...

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Public Lands Fee-Free Days 2012

fee-free park daysThere’s nothing better than enjoying America’s beautiful public lands for free. Plan your adventures early and look at this year’s schedule of free admission days to public lands.

January 14-16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend)

April 21-29 (National Park Week)

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The Magic of Mesa Verde

November 21, 2011, 12:16 pm
Even today in this modern age of super highways, wi-fi and fast food joints, it remains hidden. Travel past miles and miles of open, untouched desert that is seemingly endless. Turn right, left, then left again and the haunting landscape is eerily the same in every direction. A light, ...

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U.S. Route 101 circles the Olympic splendor

November 11, 2011, 10:09 am
While the true Olympic experience can only be found through a deeper exploration into one of the Washington peninsula's temperate rainforests, a cursory journey along U.S. Route 101 offers a scenic taste. A late spring snow remains on the peaks as I begin my trek from the south, visiting the ...

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Beyond the Main Road at Death Valley National Park

Much of Death Valley’s beautiful scenery is located beyond the park’s main road. More than 800 miles of unpaved, backcountry roads provide access to wilderness hiking, camping and historical sites. You’ll need a licensed, street-legal vehicle with high clearance for all backcountry roads, some of which may also require ...

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Jamestown Glasshouse

No visit to Historic Jamestown is complete without a visit to the Glasshouse. America's first English industrial manufacture began at Jamestown with a "trial of glass." Jamestown was established by the Virginia Company of London in May 1607. Their 1606 charter, granted by King James I, outlined the many purposes ...

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