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Take the Smokey Bear Campfire Pledge

Smokey Bear fire safety

Are you ready to help prevent wildfires? Each year hundreds of thousands of acres of forest burn, destroying beautiful landscapes, wildlife habitats, and putting firefighter’s lives at risk. As many of you know, controlled fires are necessary for forest rejuvenation, however, inadvertent fires are extremely harmful and need to be prevented. How can Hiking Lady …

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A 100 Year Celebration of the National Park Service!

National Park Service 100th Anniversary

Did you know that 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service? Many of us hikers cherish the U.S. National Park system because of the access to stunning natural landmarks, the beautiful great outdoors, and innumerable hikes! I came across a special celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service put …

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Hiking Lady’s Yosemite: A Photographic Journey

The magic of Yosemite!

Yosemite is one of the most amazing places I have ever traveled to. No wonder Yosemite is such a popular national park and has influenced writers and artists for years, inspired the sport of rock climbing, and brings peace to those who gaze upon its natural beauty. In John Muir’s words: “As long as I …

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Free Admission to U.S. National Parks Next Weekend!

In honor of President’s Day, the U.S. National Park Service is offering free admission February 15-17th! Yes, that means you can get free entry at the 147 national parks that charge admission. There are so many parks to choose from… where shall we go? 🙂

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Some National Parks Reopening!

Despite the government shut down, some National Parks are re-opening! Several states have decided to pay the federal government in order to keep their iconic parks open! Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park New York’s Statue of Liberty Arizona’s Grand Canyon Utah – 8 federal properties will be open for 10 days: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, …

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National Parks Closed!

Hiker friends – some sad news today. Due to the U.S. government shutdown, all U.S. national parks are closed and will be closed indefinitely until the government can come to an agreement about the budget. What exactly does this mean? Hopefully you did not have a trip to a National Park planned this week. All …

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Hiking Death Valley

Think you need to travel all over the world to experience gorgeous, awe-inspiring natural beauty? Think again! I love the U.S. national parks, and there are so many to explore. The park with the most ominous name is Death Valley National Park, a land of harsh extremes, but one of gorgeous beauty in a vast …

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Hiking Lady’s Utah Adventure

Have you been to one of the most rugged yet beautiful landscapes in the United States? Last October I went exploring in southeastern Utah for the first time: Moab, Arches National Park, and Canyonlands! The trip included lots of day hiking to take in the breathtaking views. The vastness of the landscape and the delicate …

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Free Admission to U.S. National Parks this Weekend!

In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. National Park Service is offering free admission November 11-13th! Yes, that means you can get free entry at the 147 national parks that charge admission. There are so many parks to choose from… where shall we go? 🙂

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