Planning To Visit a National Park? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

You don’t need a huge budget or a month off from work to take an amazing vacation—there’s a national park not too far from you, allowing you the opportunity to get outdoors and get amazing content for your social media feeds. The Instagram accounts for the National Parks Service and U.S. Interior are stocked with stunning inspiration […]

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The Past, Present, and Future of Forestry Come Alive At the Cradle of Forestry

The Past, Present, and Future of Forestry Come Alive At the Cradle of Forestry in America © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Nestled in Pink Beds Valley is the Cradle of Forestry in America. This heritage site is the birthplace of science-based forest management. George and Edith Vanderbilt of the nearby Biltmore Estate are accredited for this living legacy. Some 87,000 aces of the Vanderbilt’s “Pisgah Forest” tract became the nucleus of the Pisgah National Forest, established in […]

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Where Are America’s Best Kept Secrets? Think Utah!

As the most popular national parks get more crowded, where do you go to escape? In this post, we’ll explore two such parks in Utah. The attraction: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah (2.6 million visits) The alternative: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah (983,000 visits) Location: Southern Utah Best places to camp: Anywhere in the backcountry […]

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Where Are America’s Best Kept Secrets? Think Dakotas!

As the most popular national parks get more crowded, where do you go to escape? In this post, we’ll explore two such parks in the Dakotas. The attraction: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota (2.4 million visits) The alternative: Badlands National Park, South Dakota (868,000 visitors) Location: About 85 miles east of Mount Rushmore National […]

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