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Free Visit to Any National Park?!

The U.S. National Park Service is hosting a fee free day September 25, 2010 (Public Lands Day), and November 11, 2010 (Veterans Day) 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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Free National Park Visits!

The U.S. National Parks are hosting fee free days August 14-15, 2010, September 25, 2010 (Public Lands Day), and November 11, 2010 (Veterans Day) 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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Planning a Trip to A U.S. National Park?

You’re in luck if you’re headed to the National Parks next week because admission is free April 17-25, 2010! In searching the web, I found a great resource to share with the Hiking Lady community: a wonderful table that has details on what every U.S National Park has to offer. Want to know if a …

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Hiking Alaska’s Kobuk Valley & Gates of the Arctic National Parks

A Hiking Lady reader is going on the absolute trip of a lifetime – she and her husband are going to travel to all 58 U.S. National Parks by 2016! Pretty amazing! Since there are 8 U.S. National Parks in Alaska, it will take careful coordination and planning to reach them all. The 2 northernmost …

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Movie of the Month: National Parks America’s Best Idea

In 2009, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns released a new documentary, National Parks: America’s Best Idea. I am sure many of you got to watch the Ken Burns series on public television last fall. But were your expectations met? I thoroughly enjoyed the series, yet I was hoping for even more. Check out my full review …

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A Trip of a Lifetime to Alaska

Alaska is one of the last wilderness frontier in the United States. With the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Denali National Park, countless forests, and half of the world’s glaciers, there is a lot of exploring to do! A Hiking Lady reader is looking for suggestions for her summer trip to Alaska. Has anyone planned a …

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Federal Recreation Lands Photo Contest

A chance to win an Olympus E-3 DLSR Camera? Count me in! Plus a chance to win a trip to a Federal Recreation Area! There is a new photo contest being sponsored by Olympus and the National Park Foundation. You can enter in 2 categories, and can enter up to 3 images. A special category …

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National Parks Trivia!

Have you been inspired by Ken Burns PBS series, The National Parks: America’s Greatest Idea?  After watching the first episode I decided to find some fun facts about the U.S. National Parks. I’ll be adding new answers each day this week as the series is shown on PBS. [amazonshowcase_07c775ce49c0235e3824144c0a37681f] National Park Trivia Questions 1. What …

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