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National Park Service still wild at 98 years old

The National Park Service (NPS) invites you to celebrate her 98th birthday, and as a party favor she’s offering FREE cover charge at all national parks – TODAY ONLY.   For more information, visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

NPS may be 98, but she is still full of vitality.  Every year, she entertains nearly 300 million guests who visit …

Do This. Always Do This.

Have you read the incredible story of Aron Ralston – the man who was trapped in a slot canyon in Utah and only escaped after cutting off his own hand? Though a hero for his bravery, Ralston is a lesson of what NOT to do on a hike. He …

Fear of Nature Has Lots of Company

“Refuge Rangers Fight Myths about Creepy Crawlies and Other Wildlife.”

It’s not just snakes. Other wild creatures inspire exaggerated fears, too: bats; spiders; birds; fish – yes, fish.

In the course of greeting tens of thousands of visitors a year, rangers on national wildlife refuges bump up against many such bugbears. …

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Fun & Games

Sure, hiking’s fun – but let’s mix it up a little and have even more fun! When you get 5 in a row, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, mail in your completed BINGO card for a free prize! This may take a couple of hikes to complete, so take it with you each time you go.

Hiking BINGO! For age 2-12

Hiking BINGO! For ages 13 and older.