National Park Service Fee Free Day: November 11

To honor our Veterans the National Park Service has waived entrance fees for all Americans November 11th. If you know a Veteran, take them out for a hike, or even better: camping. Start planning your trip today on tripleblaze.com or at the National Park Service website. When you get back rate your camp, hike, or cave, leave a comment and share your …

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National Park Service Fee Free Day: September 26

Summer is almost over, but the fun doesn’t have to stop now! In honor of National Public Lands Day, the National Park service has waived entrance fees September 26th. Get out there and explore our public lands! Photo: Melissa Peacock. Start planning your trip visit today on tripleblaze.com or at the National Park Service website. When you get back …

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National Park Service Fee Free Day: August 25

Photo: carsuek Come celebrate the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday entrance fee free August 25th. The National Park Service is comprised of 401 National Parks across the country. You may be surprised that you are only a short road trip away for a quick weekday adventure. Start planning your trip visit today on tripleblaze.com or at the National …

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National Park Service Fee Free Day: February 14-16

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson singed into law the National Park Service to conserve our most precious natural and historic jewels for the enjoyment generation after generation. Celebrate the gift that keeps on giving February 14-16 in observance of Presidents Day weekend with waived entrance, commercial tour, and transportation entrance fees for all National Parks by hitting the …

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Glacier National Park’s Highline Trail: Add It To Your Bucket List

I’ve decided to make it a point to celebrate my birthdays in beautiful places. Thankfully, my birthday falls on Labor Day weekend, and small excursions are a little more feasible. Last year I woke up in the Redwood Forest, this year I made my first trip to Glacier National Park. I had heard that it …

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Video: “Bats in Crisis: Response”

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease caused by a fungus, Geomyces destructans, that is threatening cave-hibernating bat populations in our national parks. Watch part three of a three part video series to learn more about white-nose syndrome and the efforts different parks, such as Mammoth Cave National Park and Lava Beds National Monument, are making …

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Video: “Bats in Crisis: Origins”

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease caused by a fungus, Geomyces destructans, that is threatening cave-hibernating bat populations in our national parks. Watch part two of a three part video series to learn more about white-nose syndrome and the efforts different parks, such as Mammoth Cave National Park and Lava Beds National Monument, are making …

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Video: “Bats in Crisis: Introduction”

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease caused by a fungus, Geomyces destructans, that is threatening cave-hibernating bat populations in our national parks. Watch part one of a three part video series to learn more about white-nose syndrome and the efforts different parks, such as Mammoth Cave National Park and Lava Beds National Monument, are making …

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Video: “Naugatuck River Greenway”

Experience the revival of the Naugatuck River in western Connecticut and the 44-mile greenway now being developed to connect communities along its banks! The National Park Service, Fingerpost Productions, and Naugatuck Valley Community College teamed up to interview river users and showcase the partnerships that inspired a transformation: from polluted river to vibrant connection with …

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Video: “The Science of Climate Change in National Parks: Tracking the Timing of Natural Events”

Climate change is affecting national parks throughout the country in various ways. One observed effect is earlier phenology (the timing of life cycle events like flowering and animal migration), which in turn can affect which species occur and interact with each other in the biological communities of national parks. Monitoring phenology and how it changes …

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Video: “Keepers of the Beat”

Strung out like pearls on the backs of the mountains, the 700-plus glaciers in the North Cascades add greatly to the quality of lives by providing challenge and inspiration, as well as consistent runoff for salmon, irrigation, and hydroelectricity. In this video, join Dr. Jon Riedel and other glaciologists as they take the pulse of …

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Video: “Saving Yosemite’s Frogs”

Can we save the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog from extinction? Human introduced non-native species (fish and fungus) have been causing the frog to go from the most abundant amphibian in the Sierra Nevada to critically endangered. However, habitat restoration efforts in Yosemite are showing promising signs for the frog’s recovery and long-term survival. Watch the …

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