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Great Images from the #MyNightSky Contest

Our #MyNightSky photo contest has just wrapped up, and we’re excited to share some highlights with you! We got lots of great photo submissions on Facebook and Instagram—with photo subjects ranging from beautiful sunsets to starry night skies to campfires and even fireworks.

Here’s a slideshow of a sampling of the images. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest!


Take a Walk on the Wild Side This Thanksgiving

Just for a brief spell, flee the turkeys at your Thanksgiving table and seek some wilder birds this year. Explore a foot trail at a national wildlife refuge, thrill to some seasonal wildlife, and emerge looking less like a butterball yourself.

My Night Sky – Joshua Tree After Dark!

Join us on November 23 at Joshua Tree National Park for a free event that will showcase brilliance of the night sky!

Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with Celestron Telescopes, NASA, American Park Network and the Joshua Tree National Park Association, will host a free “My Night Sky” stargazing event on Saturday, November 23 at 6:30pm.

Parks are Free on Veterans Day 2013

Get outside this weekend in honor of our veterans! The National Park Service will honor all military veterans with special events and free national park entrance for everyone during the Veterans Day weekend, November 9-11, 2013.

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Ticket Lottery Launches Oct 31

The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in Washington, D.C. on December 6, 2013, at 5 p.m. (EST).Believe it or not, it’s already time to start thinking about holiday plans!

Trail Cam Captures Bears Dancing in Forest

A trail cam set up in an Alberta forest shows just how much goes on in the wilderness when humans aren't around. The cam captured bears, deer and even a mountain lion all passing by the same tree. Our favorite clip comes about halfway through the video, when there are four different grizzlies at the tree, all taking turns doing a Baloo-style back rub.

Haunted Hikes: Our Favorite Spooky Trails

Skull Rock in Joshua Tree National ParkNeed a little seasonal inspiration for an autumn adventure? Set out on a Halloween-themed hiking trip at one of these spookily-named park destinations scattered across America's Southwest.

Hiker Essentials from Coghlan’s

Coghlan's Hiker EssentialsGetting ready for a hike? Here are a few great small but important pieces of gear to take with you. Coghlan’s, a family owned company has been making outdoor gear for more than 50 years, offers several safety items that are easy to throw in your pack in case you need them. Some of our favorites are their fire starter and emergency survival horn.

Share your 'Everyday Adventures' to win great gear from L.L.Bean and GORE-TEX

We want to know where your 'Everyday Adventures' take you—and we want to reward you for them!

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