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National Parks Stay Home Activities

6 ACTIVITIES FOR WHEN YOU’RE IN QUARANTINE

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April 22, 2020
There are times when you want to be outdoors, exploring our beautiful public lands but for a myriad of reasons, you can’t be outside. Maybe it’s the weather that’s keeping you at home? Or, maybe there is a global pandemic that requires of all of us to work together in order to protect each other […]
National Parks Road Trips

VISITING MANZANAR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

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March 24, 2020
Nestled against the Eastern Sierra range, with snow capped mountains peering down from above and a brisk wind sweeping through, sits the Manzanar National Historic Site.  While, this may sound like a spectacular spot for a vacation; sadly, this is where a very dark time in our US history has been preserved for the education […]
Hiking National Parks

HIKING DELICATE ARCH TRAIL WITH KIDS

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February 5, 2020
Delicate Arch is the most iconic rock structure in Utah.  Located just outside the city of Moab, Delicate Arch is a golden sandstone bridge that towers alone on the tip of a deep bowl of orange striped rock that drops off steeply on both sides of the arch.  It stands in solitude like the Statue […]
Hiking National Parks

DISCOVERING LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST

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January 9, 2020
We love it when we discover a whole new area to explore and hike in our own backyard.  Living in Southern California, there is so much to discover and sometimes you just need a friend to invite you to hike somewhere you haven’t visited before and just like that your world expands! We’ve driven through […]
Hiking National Parks Road Trips

FAMILY ROAD TRIP TO SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK

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October 1, 2019
When our youngest was 15 months old, we took our first long road trip from California to Utah to explore some spectacular National Parks.  Since then, each year in March, when my husband has Spring Break from his university teaching position, we take a week to drive, hike, explore and bond in some of our […]
Camping Hiking National Parks

3 MUST DO THINGS AT LASSEN VOLCANIC N.P.

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September 3, 2019
We’re happy to present you with our 3 Must Do Things at Lassen Volcanic N.P.! Just in case you’re not familiar with Lassen Volcanic National Park, it’s one of the oldest National Parks in the NPS system.  It was designated as the 15th National Park in 1916. Lassen Volcanic is located in northeastern California, about […]