Eco Tours

Quarry Cove

Explore Quarry Cove, where what was once a working quarry is now a unique marine environment, home to harbor seals and marine birds. The cove is a great observation point to view layers of rock with a rich geologic history. At low tide, you can walk along the shoreline. It is accessible ...

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Cobble Beach

View wildlife from the observation deck at Cobble Beach, where harbor seals and whales are visible offshore year-round. Go tidepooling for amazing views of intertidal ecosystems. Take an adventure down a set of stairs and onto a unique beach made of cobbles to get up close to purple sea urchins, ...

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Keystone Thrust Fault

The most significant geologic canyon feature is the Keystone Thrust Fault. Starting about 65 million years ago, oceanic sedimentary limestone rock was pushed as high as 40 miles on top of Jurassic Aztec sandstone. This movement fractured the earth, creating a prominent thrust fault. Today, the fault exhibits a ...

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Dedication Point Overlook

Spy some of the more common birds in the area at the Dedication Point Overlook on the Snake River canyon rim. Watch raptor species, such as golden eagles, red-tailed hawks and prairie falcons, play in the winds against a stunning canyon backdrop. Follow interpretive signs along a quarter-mile loop ...

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Is it possible to hike to glaciers in north cascades
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Yes, it is possible to hike to glaciers in the North Cascades. Please refer to the park's website for more information about hiking/climbing in regards to glaciers and climate change.

http://www.nps.gov/lach/index.htm

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What are the 10 most interesting places to experience natural history in the northwest if I only have two weeks to travel?
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The Northwest is home to many famous, and beautiful, national parks. Depending on the route you plan to take, the following parks are great places to experience natural history with your family:

In Washington:

-Mount Rainier National Park

-North Cascades National Park

-Olympic National Park

In Oregon:

-Crater Lake Park

In Idaho:

-Yellowstone National Park

In Wyoming:

-Yellowstone National Park

-Grand Teton National Park

In Montana:

-Yellowstone National Park

-Glacier National Park

Use the Oh Ranger! Park Finder to search for smaller parks near you on your trip.

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Celebrate National Trails Day

National Trails DayThe United States has more than 200,000 miles of trails. These pathways bring you close to nature, offer breathtaking scenic views and make you appreciate the environment. Following trails is a good workout and rewarding experience that can be a fun group outing or a solitary journey.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C. Celebrates 100 Years

March 12, 2012, 11:34 am
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. is going above and beyond this spring to mark 100 years of beautiful blooms. This year the festival is extending from two weeks to six weeks from March 20 to April 27. The projected 2012 Peak Bloom—when 70 percent of the flowers ...

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Hi, am looking for State Park lodge in MT or ID 2/3 weeks Apr/May flying in from Europe, lot to see from foot/car, senior pass eligible?
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There are tons of fantastic parks and public lands in Idaho and Montana. For Montana parks not too far from Idaho, look into Big Arm State Park or Bannack State Park. Both offer campgrounds or nearby lodging, and senior citizen discounts. For Idaho, try Bear Lake State Park or Castle Rocks State Park. Senior discounts are available but please note that discounts must be processed by phone. Idaho is also full of national forests--a great destination while you're in the area--such as Clearwater National Forest. Click on the parks' Official URLs for more details about discounts and lodging. Enjoy!

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Snowy Owls Spotlight

Snowy OwlThe only snow some areas are seeing this season is the snowy owl. Nearly two-feet tall, this exotic species primarly lives in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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