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I'm told the falls at Yosemite are awesome. But, that they can dry up and not be as neat in late summer. About when do the falls "dry up"?
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Yosemite Falls is one of the most stunning sites in the entire park. It is the tallest falls in North America and the 5th tallest in the world. Yosemite Falls is actually made up of three water falls, Upper Falls, the middle cascades and Lower Falls. There are several hikes that will take you around the falls. You can even climb up to the top. That being said, the falls do tend to dry up in the late summer. Their is no particular date and it varies on the rain and snowfall the park received that year. I was there in late July and was still able to see the falls.  The falls is at its peak in the spring when melted snow plunges over the cliff. The falls are also a great site in the when the cliffs are covered with ice and snow.  

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If you were to choose a President to add onto MT Rushmore who would you choose?
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Nobody. Mount Rushmore is a sculpture of four presidents. It is not a hall of fame where we are free to add more heads whenever we like a president enough. We don't add another face next to the Mona Lisa just because we think someone is pretty.

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hands down it would be FDR. That man served our country as president for the longest time and took the nation through some difficult and challenging circumstances.

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Mt Rushmore is National Historical Monument so the president added should be an advocate of the environment and its preservation. It would have to go to Jimmy Carter for his numerous environmental bills passed that have made major impacts the enviroment and human health.

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If I had to choose, the president that I would select woud be Reagan... no if's, and's or buts...

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George W. Bush

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George W. Bush

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Weekend Getaway: Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

December 20, 2009, 6:26 pm
Camels, muskrats, and bears - oh my! And that’s not all – this park’s fossil collectionincludes mastodons, sabertooth cats, otters, pronghorn, ground sloths, hyena-like dogs, and fish, frogs, snakes, and fowl! And, you may think a horse is just a horse, but not when it’s a single-toed Hagerman Horse. Animals that lived ...

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Tim has been an interpreter for 15 years, coordinating environmental education in northeastern Massachusetts for the past 10 of them. Tim enjoys all sorts of outdoor adventures, discovering cultural stories, and sharing what makes places special.

Justine S.

Park Naturalist

MS in Wildlife Biology

7 years of experience in natural and cultural history of Maryland

Elise M.

I'm an Interpreter I with California State Parks.  I've been working as an interpreter for almost 9 years and I've worked in 8 parks.  I've been lucky enough to work in some of the most scenic and historic places in our state!  I've also worked for East Bay Regional Park District and National Park Service.
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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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Plan your next Camping Trip using the New Go Camping America Website

October 16, 2009, 11:02 am
Map out your next autumn road trip or get a jump-start on your summer vacation planning using the newly-launched Go Camping America website.  With an extensive database of suggested sightseeing itineraries and road trip routes, GoCampingAmerica.com is the perfect online resource to plan a local fall leaf-peeping getaway or ...

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Were do I primitive camp on cedar mesa in utah
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