National Park Service Fee Free Day: August 25


Photo: carsuek Come celebrate the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday entrance fee free August 25th. The National Park Service is comprised of 401 National Parks across the country. You may be surprised that you are only a short road trip away for a quick weekday adventure. Start planning your trip visit today on or at the National …

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Video: “History Comes Alive at Grand Canyon National Park”

“Echoes from the Canyon”, the park’s first living history event, took place on Friday, August 3, 2012. Rangers participating in the program brought to life some of the historic figures who made the park what it is today. During the summer of 2013, performances will take place at the McKee Amphitheater on the South Rim …

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Video: “Backpacking Grand Canyon National Park, Part 2: Your Trip”

Hiking in the Grand Canyon is so demanding that even people in excellent condition often emerge sore and fatigued. Yet small children, senior citizens, and people with physical disabilities have successfully hiked the canyon. This video shows what it takes to have a successful hike. A hike into the Grand Canyon will test your physical …

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Doing #2 Outdoors


Over on Jay Werth shares his tips for pooping outdoors – a must read for anyone planning on a “primitive” camping trip this summer. To be honest I’ve camped in very few places that didn’t at least have a vault-style toilet with the exception of backpacking along the Appalachian Trail. Even then, many shelters …

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National Parks Announce 3 Free Weekends This Summer!


As if US National Parks weren’t already one of the best outdoor recreation values around, this summer the Department of the Interior is waiving entry fees at 147 parks one weekend each month. The idea is to boost local tourism and economies near the National Parks which are already preparing for a busy season as …

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