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Hiking Trails: Isle Royale National Park

July 20, 2010
Isle Royale NP shoreline
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If you aren’t fond of big crowds, try out Isle Royale National Park. Situated in Michigan, it has plenty of hiking trails that are beautiful and crowd-free. Here are some articles on this National Park.

Day adventures at Isle Royale National Park – Midwest Guest

Isle Royale has 165 miles of hiking trails, and while many of the wilderness trails can be quite steep and challenging, like trails that lead out towards the highest elevation at Mount Desor (1394 feet), there are plenty of trails…

Publish Date: 07/15/2010 3:00

http://www.midwestguest.com/2010/07/day-adventures-at-isle-royale-national-park.html

Isle Royale National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Official National Park Service site for this island park in Lake Superior, accessible from Minnesota and Michigan.

Publish Date: 05/22/2007 10:27

http://www.nps.gov/isro/

Secret Hikes: Isle Royale National Park

Trek to shoreline campsites through woodlands rife with moose, birds, and wolves.

Publish Date: 07/03/2010 18:21

http://www.backpacker.com/article/14308

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Picture of the Day: Congaree National Park

June 15, 2010

Congaree National Park

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Picture of the Day: Lower Cathedral Lake

June 10, 2010

Cathedral Lake, YosemiteLicense: GNU Free Documentation

This gorgeous view of Lower Cathedral Lake is in the Tioga Road Region of Yosemite.

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Hazards of Hiking

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Picture of the Day: Mount Rainier

May 26, 2010
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Mount Rainier

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A Double Whammy against Insects

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

February 5, 2010

Get to know this unique National Park. Here’s an introduction.

Lassen Peak as seen from Lake Helen, Lassen Vo...
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Geotripper: The Other California: Lassen Peak, A Volcanic

Truth be told, Lassen Peak doesn’t look much like a volcano. It is a miniscule peak compared to Mt. Shasta (1/2 cubic mile compared to 108 cubic miles). Although it tops out at nearly 10500 feet, it rises off a plateau at 8000 feet and thus … Lassen Volcanic National Park has a number of famous attractions, including the peak itself, Bumpass Hell and the Sulphur Works, two geothermally active areas, and a number of beautiful lakes including Manzanita and Summit Lakes. …

Publish Date: 01/31/2010 14:50

http://geotripper.blogspot.com/

Photo spot 8: Lassen Volcanic National Park – Cinder Cone « The

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a real-life dictionary of volcanic geology. The volcano had a series of eruptions less than a century ago, creating cinder cones and hardened lava fields, as well as active features such as hot springs, hissing, … for instance the Sunset Crater, off limits to hiking), there are impressive views of the volcanic landscape, over the Fantastic Lava Beds, Painted Dunes (that I find particularly unique), and Mt Lassen in the distance. …

Publish Date: 01/14/2010 0:28

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National Parks News and Posts

January 26, 2010

Moonlit Cross Country Ski Program at Glacier National Park

On the evenings of January 30 and February 27, the public is invited to join a free, four-mile, ranger-led cross country ski excursion at night in Glacier National Park. Suitable for intermediate-level skiers of all ages, …

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Publish Date: 01/25/2010 0:00

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Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah USA) on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Stewart @ Bryce Point 01/12/2009 14h20 At the background the most beautiful natural amphitheater ever seen. Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon National Park (pronounced /ˈbraɪs/) is a national park located in southwestern Utah in …

Publish Date: 01/21/2010 11:09

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Banff film fest lineup – Spokesman.com – Jan. 24, 2010

The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be in North Idaho for four days. The first three nights — Jan. 28, 29 and 30 — will be at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint, with screenings starting at 7 pm and doors opening at 6 pm The last night, …

Publish Date: 01/24/2010 16:21

http://www.spokesman.com/idaho/

Our National Parks: Little Known Benefits

Do you like visiting and camping in our beautiful National Parks? They provide many enjoyable attractions. But, here are some benefits of our National Parks that you may not have thought about. They give us pride to know that we, …

Publish Date: 09/29/2009 8:38

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Yellowstone Bears Back on Endangered List

September 23, 2009

Bear populations in and around Yellowstone National Park are back on the endangered species list. Judge Donald Malloy of the Montana District Court made the ruling official, citing bark beetles and blister rust as complicating factors in the survival of the bears.

You may read the complete bear reinstating article here.

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Zion National Park: a National Treasure

July 21, 2009

Among the U.S. National Parks, Zion stands out as unique. In its deep and long sandstone canyons you can enjoy a great diversity of flora and fauna.

It is over half a mile in depth and fifteen miles long; with the North Fork of the Virgin River winding through it reveals a wonderland of four main types of zones: desert; riparian, coniferous forest and woodland. The plants range from the common yucca, cactus to the datura, sagebrush cottonwood, juniper and pine; mountain lions, mule deer, golden eaglesCalifornia condors and bighorn sheep share the diversity of Zion National Park.

Get a detailed description of this great park in this National Parks article.

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