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National Parks: Amercia’s Best Idea PBS Series

Are you as excited as I am about Ken Burns documentary, National Parks, America’s Best Idea, that will be on PBS starting September 27, 2009? This 12-hour, 6 part highly anticipated documentary took 10 years to make, and based on the previews I’ve seen, it will have amazing footage from many of our wonderful U.S. …

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Free National Parks Computer Wallpaper Downloads

Do you want some inspirational wallpaper on your computer desktop? After poking around the PBS website to find out more about Ken Burns new TV series The National Parks, I found some really great high quality FREE wallpaper downloads! Check out the wallpaper here. My favorite is Yosemite Valley in Winter, followed by Mount Rainier. …

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The Ansel Adams Gallery National Park Photo Contest

The Ansel Adams Gallery is hosting a National Park Photography Contest, with the theme: “U.S. NATIONAL PARKS, LANDMARKS & MONUMENTS”. The contest begins on October 1, 2009, and has really great prizes including a $500 Ansel Adams Gallery gift certificate (grand prize), as well as first, second and third prizes. Check back on October 1st …

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Free guide to National Parks

The National Park Foundation is offering a free 75 page PDF guide to America’s National Parks. I just downloaded a copy and it has some great info, and definitely cool color photos and maps. There are lots of trails mentioned, so let’s get hiking! National Parks Owner’s Guide 2009

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Amazon.com just launched an Outdoors page!

Amazon.com has some great deals on hiking and backpacking gear, and today they announced that they have a dedicated page to Outdoor Recreation. Amazon Outdoors What is great is that they are giving away free National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass if you purchase over $299 on outdoors merchandise. Since those passes cost $80, …

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The West’s Best Places to Camp

Sunset Magazine: The West’s Best Places to Camp, May 2009 A great article from the May 2009 edition of Sunset Magazine. It is full of information on 90 campgrounds from California to the Rocky Mountains, all the way up the Pacific Northwest and into the Southwest.

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NY Times Guide to Summer Camping

The New York Times put together this comprehensive article with details on many popular summer camping spots at U.S. National Parks. They have included info on making reservations. Camping is getting to be quite popular in this tough economy, so we all have to book early to ensure we get camping spots! New York Times …

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North Face Contest – win trip to Moab!

North Face is sponsoring a contest in honor of National Camping Month! (don’t you love how every month is now a special month?) You can win a trip to Moab for 2 including gear, rafting trip, etc.. Runners up can win North Face $50 gift cards. Don’t need to buy anything to enter, so no …

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Free Admission to National Parks!

The National Park Service is offering free entry at the 147 national parks that charge admission on June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 15-16!   Now that’s a great deal!    USA Today article discussing free admission to the National Parks Here’s a link to the National Park Service announcement: National Park’s Fee-Free Weekends And, …

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