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    2010 National Park Visitation: Popular Parks Attract More Visitors

    fileYellowstone experienced the biggest attendance jump of any national park in 2010, attracting 344,998 more recreational visitors than it drew in 2009, according to preliminary visitation statistics published by the National Park Service. (When viewing the NPS chart, switch the date from January 2011 to December 2010 to see year-end numbers.) Yellowstone, the nation's oldest national park (1872), set a new annual attendance record for the second straight year, recording more than 3.6 million ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on January 24, 2011 7:01 PM & Tagged 2009, 2010, Acadia, Rocky Mountain, glacier, grand teton, national parks, visitation and yellowstone | permalink | Comments

    My Spiritual Experiences in Nature

    fileMy fondest memories of growing up in Jamaica are linked to nature. What comes most pleasurably to mind when I think about those times are the Saturday morning adventures into “mango bush” that my cousins and I planned the night before. We’d get up at dawn, get our baskets and head out for the acres and acres of mango trees of every kind and variety that make up mango bush. We’d get there just as the sun’s rays first penetrated the thick greenery, highlighting the most lush and succulent fruit ...

    Posted by AudreyPeterman on October 29, 2010 10:19 PM & Tagged Acadia, Grand Canyon, Outdoors, audrey peterman, camping, diversity and national parks | permalink | Comments

    Seeing Stars: Astronomy Festival at Bryce Canyon July 7-10

    fileStargazers, take note: Get an eyeful of deep space at a beautiful place on earth during the 10th annual Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival July 7-10 at Bryce Canyon National Park. Coordinated by resident astronomy buff (and "Dark Ranger") Kevin Poe, the festival hosts a variety of programs and presentations, few more popular than the nightly stargazing event (start time: 10 p.m.) hosted by the Salt Lake Astronomical Society, Utah's largest league of amateur astronomers. The group will fill one of ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on July 7, 2010 3:54 PM & Tagged Acadia, Bryce Canyon and astronomy | permalink | Comments

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