Families on Foot News
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 …
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 …
“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. …
Hiking Tips for Families & New Hikers
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.