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Come Together in Boulder, CO
05/30/2021
Come Together in Boulder, CO

Come Together in Boulder, CO

There's no better place than in the foothills of Boulder to reconnect, with yourself, with friends or with family.

05/29/2021

Why wait? Get your park pass ahead of time!

To reduce wait times at the South Rim Entrance station, buy your Grand Canyon park pass online: https://yourpassnow.com/r1s/site/74282 or in Tusayan at one of the following businesses: the IMAX Theater, Tusayan Chamber of Commerce Office, Canyon Plaza Resort, Red Feather Lodge, and Westwind Air Service.

NPS Photo/A. Rehkopf
[#ImageDescription A distant river winds its way between steep walls in an expansive, colorful canyon.]

Timeline Photos
05/29/2021

Timeline Photos

Heads Up: Solo hiker injured by bear on Beaver Ponds Trail

On the morning of Friday, May 28, 2021, a male, age 39, sustained injuries from a bear while hiking on the Beaver Ponds Trail at Mammoth Hot Springs.

The incident occurred approximately 1.5 miles from the trailhead that originates from the Old Gardiner Road.

The male was hiking alone when he encountered what he believed to be two grizzly bears. One bear made contact with the hiker and he sustained significant injuries to his lower extremities but was able to hike out on his own.

He was transported to Livingston Hospital by park ambulance.

The Beaver Ponds Trail is closed until further notice. Bear management staff are sweeping the trail to ensure no other hikers are on the trail.

There are no further details to share at this time.

Be bear aware:
- Stay 100 yards away from bears at all times.
- Carry bear spray and know how to use it.
- Be alert. Watch for fresh tracks, s**t, and feeding sites.
- Make noise.
- Hike in groups of three or more people.
- Don't hike at dawn, dusk, or at night, when grizzlies are most active.
- Don’t run from a bear.

This is the first incident of a bear injuring a person in Yellowstone in 2021. The last incident was in June 2020, when a grizzly bear knocked a woman to the ground and scratched her thigh.

05/06/2021

Where will you find your next adventure? Peninsula State Park, perhaps?!

Over the last year, Peninsula State Park has gone through a major transformation by upgrading facilities and infrastructure across the park including:
- New shower restroom facility in the South Nicolet campground
- Restroom upgrades at South Nicolet and Weborg Point campgrounds
- 11 new vault toilet restrooms
- Construction of a new sanitary station (dump/fill station)
- New restroom facility at Northern Sky Theater
- Nature Center addition (will remain closed until facilities reopen to the public)
- Resurfacing of 400 campsites
- Campsite upgrades including new grills and fire rings
- 23 campsites upgraded to electrical service
- New drinking fountains added throughout the campgrounds

In addition to the new facilities, some favorite amenities are set to open for the season with protocols in place to ensure the safety of visitors.
- Peninsula State Park Golf Course and clubhouse will open to golfers May 1
- Eagle Bluff Lighthouse will open for tours beginning May 15
- The Nicolet Beach Camp Store will open Memorial Day weekend, May 28
- Northern Sky Theater opens for the season June 14

Work at Peninsula doesn’t stop there. In the next 1-2 years we’ll be making considerable upgrades to various trails, nature center and property roads.

Due to unforeseen construction delays, the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park is not open to the public. The DNR estimates the tower will reopen in the coming weeks.

Learn more about Peninsula State Park and start planning your adventure today: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/peninsula

Photo Credit: Travel Wisconsin

Watch: Large Bear Hits the Jackpot in California Campsite Raid
05/05/2021
Watch: Large Bear Hits the Jackpot in California Campsite Raid

Watch: Large Bear Hits the Jackpot in California Campsite Raid

A large bear with a big appetite was caught on camera by campers as it raided their campsite and came back for seconds and even thirds in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

04/01/2021

We still have job openings at a number of locations, listed below (plenty of options!). Seasonal staff work at Michigan’s state parks, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and harbors and they help answer visitor questions, register campers, clean park buildings, mow grass and more. If you or someone you know would love to spend their summer working outdoors and getting great experience, express interest now at Michigan.gov/DNRJobs (click on “Seasonal Park Workers”). #MiDNR

Aloha State Park
Belle Isle State Park
Burt Lake State Park
Cedar River State Harbor
Cheboygan State Park
Dodge #4 State Park
Fisherman's Island State Park
Harrisville State Park
Hartwick Pines State Park (MCCC sign shop)
Indian Lake State Park/Palms Book State Park
Interlochen State Park
J.W. Wells State Park
K.J. Charters Traverse City State Park
Lake Gogebic State Park
Leelanau State Park
Maybury State Park (Belleville boating access site)
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area
Milliken State Harbor
North Higgins Lake State Park
Ortonville Recreation Area
Otsego Lake State Park / Pigeon River State Forest
P.H. Hoeft State Park
Port Austin State Harbor
Port Crescent State Park
Presque Isle State Harbor
Silver Lake State Park
South Higgins Lake State Park
Straits State Harbor
Straits State Park
Warren Dunes State Park
Wilderness State Park
William C. Sterling State Park
Wilson State Park / Clare Field Office
Young State Park

Yellowstone National Park
01/17/2021

Yellowstone National Park

In honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Yellowstone and other NPS sites will have free admission this Monday, January 18.

Traditionally a day of service across the country, various parks are offering virtual visits and programs this year to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. Learn more at: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/mlk-day.htm.

Photo: Parhelion and rime ice at Upper Geyser Basin (NPS / Neal Herbert)

#MLKDay2021 #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G7l6QcaQ1M&list=PLofYCR94t5ETeHJBrC0uzFktklImoNs_wMAKE SOME POPCORN AND ENJOY YOUR EVEN...
01/17/2021
MP intro video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G7l6QcaQ1M&list=PLofYCR94t5ETeHJBrC0uzFktklImoNs_w

MAKE SOME POPCORN AND ENJOY YOUR EVENING WATCIHHG THIS SERIES:

Here are some videos on how the National Parks were created. As the past often repeats itself, you may want to watch this series to be ready for possible future events. It will take trillions of dollars and many years to repair the damage from the environmental disasters we are likely to face. Though it is possible to go back to a safer environment governments will have to hire thousands, creating wonderful job opportunities.

California State Parks
01/01/2021

California State Parks

In coordination with the San Benito County Public Health Department, Hollister Hills SVRA is temporarily fully closed, effective at the end of the day today. ICUs are filling up and we need to do our part to prevent California from experiencing a surge on top of a surge. The park will reopen when the Regional Stay at Home Order is lifted for the San Joaquin Region. #StopTheSurge #COVID19

Tim Timberlake
12/20/2020

Tim Timberlake

Yellowstone National Park
12/11/2020

Yellowstone National Park

News Release: Superintendent Cam Sholly announced today the selection of Mike Tranel as the new deputy superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. He will arrive in the park in early February 2021.

Tranel, a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), is currently the superintendent of the Powder River Group and oversees Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Little Bighorn Battlefield and Devils Tower national monuments and Fort Laramie National Historic Site. He has served in that position since 2018.

As deputy superintendent, Tranel will essentially serve as the chief operating officer of the park. Yellowstone is one of the largest operations in the NPS with 750 employees and a total budget exceeding $65 million.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Mike and his family to Yellowstone,” said Superintendent Sholly. “Mike has managed a wide range of complex operations and programs spanning Alaska to Washington, DC. He has also worked very successfully across boundaries with many partners, something essential to Yellowstone’s success.”

Learn more at: go.nps.gov/20048.

Sarcastic Eccentricity
12/09/2020

Sarcastic Eccentricity

12/08/2020
5-Minute Crafts

5-Minute Crafts

Simple and useful life hacks for any camping trip. 😉

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
11/04/2020

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

We're honoured to be screening 20 World Premieres at this year's virtual festival! If you'd like to make sure you catch some of these films, check out the list below and have a flick through this gallery. You can find what program films are playing in here → http://bit.ly/finalists20.

These films are all available for viewing now or will be tomorrow. Stay tuned for a second post this week profiling our other 10 World Premieres!

1: Ocean to Asgard
2: Project Wild Women (InspireCrew | Kopal Goyal)
3: Beyond the cliché
4: The Elder (The Winter) (Tim Kemple)
5: Anay Kachi: The Salt Workers of the Peruvian Andes
6: A Plea for Refuge
7: A Few Steps From Home (El Flamingo Films)
8: Silks (James Frystak)
9: Ten Thousand Bolts (Ashley Benzwie | Duncan Sullivan)
10: Pushed Up the Mountain

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