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Best of the ‘Net: A Roundup of Fun Park Stuff Online This Week

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As a member of NPCA’s social media team, I see a lot of great material promoting national parks on the internet each week. I’m starting a new roundup to share some of the fun things park lovers should check out online. See something cool on national parks? Let me know below! 1. Photographer Chris Mabey is setting out to capture [...]

Posted on: March 29 2013
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If You Want Jobs and Justice, Keep Our National Parks Open

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By Robert Garcia of The City Project In the summer of 1963, when I was growing up in what is now Pico Union near downtown Los Angeles, my father decided we should go on our first camping trip for our family vacation. We packed up the Ford and drove to Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Lake Tahoe. My grandmother, [...]

Posted on: October 1 2012
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Friday Photo: Hi-Def Yosemite Webcam the Latest Online Glimpse into the National Parks

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Computers and mobile devices around the world were roaring with the beauty of waterfalls this week as officials at Yosemite National Park announced  a new webcam at the park, giving users a view of the spectacular Upper Yosemite Falls–the tallest waterfall in North America, rising 2,425 feet from the valley floor. The webcam updates every 30 seconds with live images of the [...]

Posted on: May 18 2012
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Friday Photo: It’s Waterfall Season at Yosemite

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Say, did we mention that National Park Week starts tomorrow and runs through April 29? That means no entrance fees anywhere in the park system for eight whole days! If you’re keeping track at home, that’s 84.6 million acres of land with 18,600 miles of hiking trails, 43,000 miles of shoreline, and 12,000 campsites throughout the country, according to a recent press release by the [...]

Posted on: April 20 2012
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National Parks, and Park Apps, Free for National Park Week

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Next week is National Park Week! Starting this Saturday, April 21, through Sunday, April 29, all 397 units of the park system will waive their entrance fees, from Acadia to Zion and everywhere in between. The fee-free days make an already affordable vacation to America’s most spectacular places even easier on the wallet, at an ideal time for viewing wildflowers, birds, and waterfalls at many parks.  To [...]

Posted on: April 17 2012
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