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Cottonwood Creek   6 comments

Grand Teton National Park. Spectacular pic of Cottonwood Creek by James Shoemaker. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/20/15.

Grand Teton National Park. Spectacular pic of Cottonwood Creek by James Shoemaker. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/20/15.

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Grand Teton National Park

Sunrise On The Tetons

The Oxbow Bend

Pieces   1 comment

Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/19/15.

Canyonlands National Park. Photo of Needles District by Aaron Sauma. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/19/15.

Very Grand   1 comment

Grand Canyon National Park ... and the US Department of the Interior's most popular photo of the week. Tweeted 1/18/15.

Grand Canyon National Park … and the US Department of the Interior’s most popular photo of the week. Tweeted 1/18/15.

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Grand Canyon National Park

A Grand Sunset

Bright Angel Trail

Inversion

Free Entrance To National Parks   Leave a comment

America’s Best Idea — the national parks — is even better when it’s free!Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free* dates in 2015:

Photo of hikers on the Cerro Grande Trail at Bandelier National Monument

Photo of hikers on the Cerro Grande Trail at Bandelier National Monument

  • January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 14-16 – Presidents Day weekend
  • April 18-19 – opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
Only 133 of our country’s 405 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. So start planning your visit!

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Posted January 18, 2015 by henrymowry in National Parks

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The Gold In The Sky   Leave a comment

Big Bend Is Dry   1 comment

Big Bend National Park is named after a large curve in the Rio Grande and the US/Mexico border ... but much of the Park is desert,such as in this beautiful landscape. Photo by Erik Walker. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/15/15.

Big Bend National Park is named after a large curve in the Rio Grande and the US/Mexico border … but much of the Park is desert,such as in this beautiful landscape. Photo by Erik Walker. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/15/15.

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Big Bend National Park

Alpenglow   2 comments

El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park glows at sunset. This effect is known as alpenglow, and it commonly occurs during the winter months. iPhone photos by Kari Cobb. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/14/15.

Yoseminte NP 49 - El Capitan

Yosemite NP 48 - El Capitan

And here’s El Capitan in the morning … tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/14/15.

Yosemite NP 49 - El Capitan

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Yosemite National Park

A Double Rainbow And The Half Dome

Fire!

Low Fog & Bright Stars

Right Place, Right Time

Sentinel Dome’s View

Stoneman Meadow

Sunrise + Milky Way

The Serenity Of Yosemite

Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center

Yosemite In The Snow

Get Lost, Kid. You’re Bothering Me.   Leave a comment

Here’s a cool pic of two Bald Eagles staring each other down at Upper Mississippi Wildlife & Fish Refuge. Located in four states along the Mississippi River — Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois — the refuge encompasses one of the largest blocks of floodplain habitat in the lower 48 states. Bordered by steep wooded bluffs that rise 100 to 600 feet above the river valley, the Mississippi River corridor and refuge offer scenic beauty and productive fish and wildlife habitat unmatched in the heart of America. Photo of a mature and juvenile Bald Eagle by Stan Bousson. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/13/15.

Here’s a cool pic of two Bald Eagles staring each other down at Upper Mississippi Wildlife & Fish Refuge. Located in four states along the Mississippi River — Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois — the refuge encompasses one of the largest blocks of floodplain habitat in the lower 48 states. Bordered by steep wooded bluffs that rise 100 to 600 feet above the river valley, the Mississippi River corridor and refuge offer scenic beauty and productive fish and wildlife habitat unmatched in the heart of America. Photo of a mature and juvenile Bald Eagle by Stan Bousson. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/13/15.

Sunsets   Leave a comment

Beginnings Can Be Spectacular   Leave a comment

Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sunrise photo from Newfound Gap by Dee Langevin. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/11/15.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sunrise photo from Newfound Gap by Dee Langevin. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/11/15.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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