The Geologic Story of National Park

Many national parks were established to protect significant geological features and landforms that frame the natural and cultural heritage of America. Park geological features include the world–renowned sculptured depths of Grand Canyon National Park, the ancient fossils of Dinosaur National Monument, the longest recorded cave system in the world at Mammoth Cave National Park, the […]

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Joshua Tree National Park: Otherworldly Desert Wonderland

America’s national parks are busier than ever with most reporting a record number of visitors during the past several years. But the beautiful thing is that once you’re out hiking a trail, there’s plenty of room for all. For the first time in its 74-year history, Joshua Tree National Park topped the 2-million visitor mark in 2015. […]

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National Parks & Snowbird Lifestyle

One of the highlights of our snowbird lifestyle is touring national parks. National Park Service sites are a great national resource—places where nature, history, geology, art, culture, and wildlife are protected and preserved forever. From the cool forests of Sequoia National Park to the barren heat of Death Valley to the remote Capitol Reef National Park, to South […]

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Wagon Station Encampment: Retreat, Residency & Campground

Like a scene from a science fiction movie, the Wagon Station Encampment, consists of 10 sleeping pods, called wagon stations, as well as a communal outdoor kitchen, open-air showers, and composting toilets. The experimental project was conceived by artist Andrea Zittel who describes the encampment as “a cross between a retreat and a residency and a […]

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100 Years of National Parks: 5 Ways To Celebrate

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100. What’s the perfect gift for a centennial birthday? Yourself! Get out there and enjoy America’s National Parks! Here are five ways you can celebrate: Paddle a River The marked Cedar Creek Canoe Trail winds approximately 15 miles through the Congaree National Park (South Carolina), starting […]

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National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years

It’s time to celebrate! The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. In honor of this amazing year, we have launched an on-going series on America’s National Parks Centennial, dedicated to the enjoyment and beauty of America’s national parks. The Act of March 1, 1872 established Yellowstone National Park as a public park. Following the establishment of […]

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