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“They carried the sky. The whole atmosphere, they carried it, the humidity, the monsoons, the stink of fungus and decay, all of it, they carried gravity.” Tim O'Brien. Photo by Glyn Lowe.

Celebrate Veterans Day 2013 with Free National Parks!

Veterans Day certainly isn’t the only day to honor our veterans, but it is a wonderful opportunity to thank them, appreciate them, and recognize their generous sacrifice for our safety […]

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GSI Outdoors – Destination Kitchen Set 24 – Review

  Sure, sure, we know what you’re thinking: “In the outdoors – we don’t need anything! We’ll get by like they did in the old days!” meanwhile you’ll be unloading […]

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It's that time again! (Hardy har har...) Photo by Dave Stokes.

Time to Fall Back with End of Daylight Saving

Time to Fall Back This Weekend Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2:00 AM, at which point it will actually be 1:00 AM again, even though that was the […]

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5 Historical Figures with Environmental Hearts and Hairy Faces – ParkVisitor Celebrates Movember

N0-Shave-November. National Beard Month. Movember. These terms are more or less synonymous for a time of year when facial hair is plentiful across the chins, cheeks, and upper lips of […]

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Government Shutdown and the National Parks Twitter Timeline

The government shutdown was officially ended on October 17th and all national parks were re-opened to the public. We have compiled a list of stories and blurbs from the “twitto-sphere” […]

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10 Fun Facts and Photos of Pygmy Owls

Whooo doesn’t love owls? Your favorite owls are perhaps stars from the screen, like Harry Potter’s beloved snowy friend, Hedwig; Pooh Bear’s misguided guidance counselor, Owl; or the impatient empiricist, Mr. Owl, […]

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10 Random Facts about Redwoods National Park

10 Random Facts about Redwoods National Park #1 It is VERY green. #2 Coast redwoods, or Sequoia sempervirens, are among the oldest living things on earth. The oldest is over […]

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Mountainsmith Dog Pack – Review

  It’s always a hassle to lug up gear to camp – especially if you’re in it for the long haul. Yet, even during a casual weekend hike through the […]

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Don't forget your flashlight. Photo by Corey Seeman.

6 Haunted National Parks to Heighten Your Halloween

This Halloween, you could go trick-or-treating, enjoy a haunted hay ride, navigate a creepy corn maze, or visit one of the many amusement parks filled with actors in more-or-less convincing […]

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10 State Parks for Your National Park Withdrawals

We’re bummed about the government shutdown, and we’re sure you are too. We’re starting to miss our national parks. But all is not lost! We made a list of some […]

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