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National Parks – A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks

National Parks – A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks

December 7, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

National Parks – A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks By Erin McHugh Published at Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers About the book “During National Parks Week, we reaffirm our need to maintain connections to the natural world.” —President Barack Obama President Obama has shared his views that it’s important for all of […]

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Celebrates Anniversary

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Celebrates Anniversary

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This year commemorates the 40th anniversary of Guadalupe Mountains National Park, a desert mountain environment with more than half of its 86,000-plus acres designated as wilderness. Authorized on 1966 and established by Congress September 30, 1972, the national park lies along the northern limits of the state’s “boot heel” and shares a border with New […]

Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies

Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies

August 28, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

If you are looking for an exciting vacation with beautiful views then consider exploring Forest Service lands in the Northern Rockies for beautiful landscapes, scenic byways, historic trails, and diverse wildlife. For sheer beauty and allure, few regions match the Northern Rockies. Discover a convenient new way to research and plan absolutely incredible Rocky Mountain […]

50 Things To See or Do See in Your RV Before You Die

50 Things To See or Do See in Your RV Before You Die

August 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

You might have read it or flipped through it or seen it on a shelf and thought, “I should pick that up.” It’s the national bestseller, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” The list, which includes everything from Asian sailing excursions to African horseback riding sites, might be mouthwatering to the wannabe world traveler. […]

Top 10 National Parks: Is Your List Better Than Mine?

Top 10 National Parks: Is Your List Better Than Mine?

August 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

People like lists. No, check that, they love them. Particularly when they disagree with them and think they have a better list. So, here’s my personal Top 10 list of national parks. How does it match up with yours? 10. Canyon de Chelly National Monument (Arizona) A comparatively little-known canyon, Canyon de Chelly has sheer […]

Utah: The Ultimate Road Trip

Utah: The Ultimate Road Trip

July 17, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Utah is a place of unfathomable natural beauty—with its unique natural formations, colorful history, and culture, and exciting recreation opportunities—it is a state that contains the best elements of the great Mountain West and the Desert Southwest, from red rock splendor to mountain peaks with The Greatest Snow on Earth®, Utah is a four-season world-class […]

Bear Attack Reported at Arizona Campground

Bear Attack Reported at Arizona Campground

June 1, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

An Arizona woman was injured this morning (May 1) when a bear ripped a hole in the tent where she, her husband, and their dog had been sleeping at Ponderosa Campground in Tonto National Forest, just off Highway 260 about 10 miles east of Payson. The attack occurred around 4:30 a.m. After tearing open the […]

Road trip!

Road trip!

May 24, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

It’s the Memorial Day long weekend—the unofficial start of summer—and for many travel-wise Americans that means one thing: Road trip! The tradition of taking a road trip dates back about 3,000 years. The first road trip likely occurred in ancient Egypt around 1200 B.C., when Ramses II hit the road in his chariot. Similar ventures—using […]

Land of the Standing-up Rocks: Chiricahua National Monument

Land of the Standing-up Rocks: Chiricahua National Monument

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filled with extraordinary rock formations, the Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona is a wonder to behold. The word “Chiricahua” may be derived from the Opata Indian word for turkey—wild turkeys are common in the area. Chiricahua Mountains is designated by the American Bird Conservancy as a Globally Important Bird Area. With 12,000 acres of […]

Natural Stone Architecture: Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Stone Architecture: Natural Bridges National Monument

April 3, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Natural Bridges National Monument covers a relatively small area in southeastern Utah. It is rather remote and not close to other parks, and as a result is not heavily visited. Since natural bridges are formed by running water, they are much rarer than arches, which result from a variety of other erosion forces. Natural bridges […]

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