Park Service seeks ways to preserve Oregon Trail ruts

February 2, 2012, 2:19 pm
History can be hard to preserve, especially when the history — a scarred landscape — has been exposed to the elements for more than 140 years. The National Park Service is trying to address the challenge of protecting and interpreting the Oregon Trail. There's little doubt, however, that eventually, nature ...

Oracle State Park Reopens

January 30, 2012, 7:30 am
by Ron DunganThe Arizona Republic Celebrate the reopening of Oracle State Park with a free day of guided bird walks, Kannally ranch-house tours, speakers and other attractions on Saturday, Feb. 4. State lawmakers closed the park two years ago because of budget cuts. Several other state parks also were closed or ...

Buffalo Soliders May Get a New Historic Trail

Buffalo SoldiersThe Buffalo Soldiers may finally get the recognition they deserve. The House of Representatives passed a bill this week to examine the possible creation of a new national historic trail.

Wanted: Park Rangers for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

January 23, 2012, 1:29 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking qualified teachers who would like to work as a park ranger this summer in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program. The TRT program offers teachers eight weeks working in national parks across the country and developing lessons to connect their students to the park during ...

Expert Says Olympic National Park Glaciers are Shrinking

January 17, 2012, 2:07 pm
The glaciers in the North Olympic Peninsula's national park have shrunk by an average of 15 percent of their mass since the 1980s. “One glacier has completely disappeared,” Bill Baccus, Olympic National Park physical scientist, told a standing-room crowd of at least 100 people at the park's Visitor's Center. Ferry Glacier, ...

I just want to start out at Moon Lake then leave there and backpack into Brown Duck, and spend 2, maybe 3 days there.
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Ashley National Forest, Moon Lake Reservoir, Utah, Backpacking, Civil War, Fly Fishing, Trail Running, Wildlife Watching, Food/Dining, Mountaineering, Native American History, Deer, Lake Fishing, World War II, Elk, Gear, Marine Life, Moose, Wildflowers, Wolves, Caving, Camping, Climbing, History/Culture, Hiking, Park Passes and Fees, Photography, Preservation, Safety, Picnicking
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It's a short day hike from Moon Lake Campgrounds to the Brown Duck Trail. There's plenty of camping opportunities in nearby East Basin. Please note some trail areas may be inaccessible due to winter weather. For more information, visit the Forest Service's page on Ashley National Forest: Have a fun and safe adventure!

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

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Experience Mount Rushmore in 3-D

Mount Rushmore in 3-D? Believe it. In addition to viewing the famous Mount Rushmore National Monumentmonument from afar in South Dakota, you can now take an intimate virtual tour of the site from your home computer.

Help Protect the Sea Life

Cut six pack rings before throwing them away. Better yet, recycle them! The birds will thank you. This monument is a marine protected area. Taking or possessing tide pool animals is against the law. No collecting. Protect seabirds by watching your bait at all times while fishing. Look carefully before you ...

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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