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Monday, December 5th, 2011

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

  • Have you ever spent a year in one national park? You can, virtually, by watching this short video from Lassen Volcanic National Park.

    This short film was made via the park's Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center webcam, which captures an image of the park every 10 minutes.

  • John-Boy might not be there, but you'll still get a taste of Appalachian Christmas cheer with a visit to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park this coming Saturday.

    Each year, deep in Appalachia, the holiday season is ushered in as Christmas-red cardinals decorate snow-covered hemlocks. Icicles become nature's diamonds frosting rocky mountainsides. The brisk air makes one's skin tingle.

  • Do you live in South Dakota, or are you planning a trip there in mid-December? If so, stop by Wind Cave National Park, either to take part in the park's Christmas Bird Count or to enjoy the holiday open house.

    The open house on December 14 will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the visitor center.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

  • Though the primary battles of the Civil War were fought in the East, the Pacific Northwest was impacted by the war between the states, as a National Park Service ranger will explain Monday during a talk in Portland, Oregon.

    Greg Shine, the chief ranger and historian at [url=]Fort Vancouver National Historic Site[/url