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A Piece of Puerto Rico: The El Yunque National Forest Quarter Debuts

El Yunque National Forest QuarterPuerto Rico’s national forest is receiving some well-deserved recognition. The El Yunque National Forest Quarter is the first America the Beautiful Quarter this year and the eleventh coin in the series.

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Is there a "best time" to visit Yellowstone? If yes, what defines "best"? Thanks in advance.
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Wildlife Watching, Eco Tours, Hiking, Photography
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It depends what you're interesed in doing and seeing! Summer is the time when the most folks visit the park. Spring and fall are the "shoulder seasons" and are less crowded. Winter offers opportunities to visit the park in a more quiet, serene environment.

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GreenXC Will Travel Cross-Country to Raise Money for Parks and Forests

GreenXC LogoWe recently crossed paths with a group of young, adventurous travelers called GreenXC. Their goal is to help raise awareness about national parks, forests and other public lands by traveling cross-country exclusively via rideshares.

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Assateague Island: Three Great Public Lands on One Narrow Island

July 6, 2011, 3:02 pm
Assateague Island, a barrier island just off the coast of Maryland and northern Virginia, is home to three wonderfully rugged public lands. The island is 37 miles long and boasts a state park, a national seashore and a national wildlife refuge. At the northern part of Assatague Island you’ll find ...

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What is the weather like at Grand Canyon in September?
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Archaeology, Backpacking, Bears, Canoeing, Astronomy/Stargazing, Wildlife Watching, Bird Watching, Eco Tours, Swimming, Deer, Fossils, Guided Tours, Lake Fishing, Elk, Ranger-led Programs, River Rafting, Geology, Marine Life, Moose, Mountain Lions, Wildflowers, Wolves, Camping, Picnicking, RVing
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  South Rim   North Rim   Inner Gorge
  Max Min Precip   Max Min Precip   Max Min Precip
May 70 39 0.66   62 34 1.17   92 63 0.36
June 81 47 0.42   73 40 0.86   101 72 0.30
July 84 54 1.81   77 46 1.93   106 78 0.84
August 82 53 2.25   75 45 2.85   103 75 1.40
September 76 47 1.56   69 39 1.99   97 69 0.97
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What can we do in Glacier Nat'l Park on May 10-11, 2011? Thanks! Ann
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Glacier National Park, Auto/Motorcycle, Wildlife Watching, Eco Tours, Ranger-led Programs, Geology, Photography
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That early in may, sadly, not much. The park opens most operations in late may, but if you'll be in the area anyway, the NPS keeps a list of contacts for the chambers of commerce in the nearby gateway communities:

http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/nearby-chambers-of-commerce-websites.htm


If you're not dead set on Glacier, and want some more options, you might want to look into Yellowstone. While the park isn't fully open until late may, like Glacier, popular sites in the park begin opening for spring/summer season in late april, so you might have more options.

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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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I know the NPS hires thru USAjobs but i was wondering is there a way to network with Rangers/parks to hear about jobs and get information.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Alaska, California, Colorado, Montana, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming, Ancient Cultures, Backpacking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Eco Tours, Native American History, Ranger-led Programs, Flora & Fauna, Camping, Fishing, Kids Activities, Hunting, Preservation, Safety
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You've got a popular question! Check out the answers to this similar question for tips.

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Rangers usually work 40 hours a week with frequent overtime and 
weekend work in the summer when the use of the parks increases.  
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