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Entries filed under 'Saguaro'

    A Breath of Fresh Air: Parks, Campgrounds and Trails Are Open

    Campgrounds: open. Trails: open. Visitor centers: open. National parks: open. Hurrah. The 11th-hour budget agreement hammered out late Friday night by Congress means national parks, national forests. Bureau of Land Management areas and other federally managed lands are open for visitation and recreation. As a result, campers will not be uprooted from their campsites, which would have occurred had a government shutdown occurred. Hikers will not risk getting a citation for walking on a trail. ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on April 12, 2011 11:37 AM & Tagged Grand Canyon, Saguaro, Yosemite and national parks | permalink | Comments

    Entrance Fees Waived at National Parks on Veteran's Day

    fileThe final freebie on the 2010 National Park Service calendar arrives Thursday. On Nov. 11, Veteran's Day, no entrance fees will be charged at more than 100 units of the National Park Service system that ordinarily collect such fees. The timing of this no-fee day (midweek in late autumn) may be less than ideal for many people, but we get the symbolism of the gesture and share in the desire to express appreciation to America's military personnel. Thanks to all of our servicemen and servicewomen ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on November 8, 2010 1:14 PM & Tagged Saguaro, death valley, entrance fees, joshua tree, national parks and zion | permalink | Comments

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