Pembrokeshire Coast

Photo Pembrokeshire Coast National Park — pcnpa.org.uk — is Britain’s only truly coastal National Park. The bluestones of Stonehenge come from Pembrokehire (Preseli Mountains). The 186-mile-long Pembrokeshire Coast Path features the oldest rocks in the UK (Pre-Cambrian), long sandy beaches, rugged cliff tops, small hidden coves. Travel tip – there are quite a few good …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the 27 state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. State Parks 3.5 million people …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park 2018-2019 Shutdown Desert Sun – @MyDesert Joshua Tree National Park’s Signature Trees Are Among Shutdown Victims – NYT https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/nation/2019/01/11/travesty-this-nation-people-are-destroying-joshua-trees-joshua-tree-national-park/ https://www.npr.org/2019/01/08/683365340/joshua-tree-national-park-will-close-after-visitor-damage-during-government-shut In shutdown, national parks transform into Wild West — heavily populated and barely supervised – Washington Post Embedded Tweets Park visitors are chopping down trees, setting illegal fires, and graffitiing …

Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. Is there snow on the mountains? Key Links The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, also known as Mount Charleston, offers opportunities for year-round fun. When you visit, learn about the area …

Great Basin National Park

Photo: Great Basin National Park, Ridge North of Lexington Creek Updating news and key links to Great Basin National Park: Key Links https://www.nps.gov/grba/index.htm https://www.facebook.com/GreatBasinNPS https://www.flickr.com/photos/greatbasinnps https://twitter.com/GreatBasinNPS https://www.youtube.com/user/GreatBasinNP Wikipedia: The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North America. It spans nearly all of Nevada, much of Oregon and Utah, and portions …

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Valerie Hukalo, 2006 Update in progress. South of tourism hotspots Cancún and Tulum lies the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Sian Ka’an is Mayan for ‘where the sky is born.’ Such poetic language perfectly suits this lovely reserve, which comprises tropical forests, wetlands, reefs and a beautiful Caribbean coast. Most travelers head to Punta Allen …

Fiordland National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, On Doubtful Sound The largest of New Zealand’s 14 national parks is Fiordland with an area of 12,607 square kilometers (4,868 sq miles). The park is administered by the Department of Conservation. Milford Track The Milford Track is one of the most famous Great Walks in New Zealand. Places to go – …

Indiana Dunes

Photo: Indiana Dunes Exploring the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park Key Links http://www.nps.gov/indu/index.htm – http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/index.htm https://www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNL https://www.flickr.com/photos/indianadunes @IndianaDunesNPS Wikipedia Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Elsewhere on the Web http://www.indianadunes.com – @indianadunes http://www.dunesnationalpark.org – @DunesNPA Indiana Dunes State Park http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2980.htm https://www.facebook.com/INDUNES https://www.facebook.com/INDUNES/posts/10161142964890545 @indianadunessp Features Adult Highlights at Indiana Dunes – Visit Indiana Twitter @IndianaDunesNPS Embedded …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. Shutdown 2018 Wildfires https://www.sfchronicle.com/outdoors/article/Yosemite-closure-leaves-rec-options-conditions-13104720.php https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/wildfire-threatening-yosemite-national-park-1285448771988 Mariposa Grove reopens to the public. Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove Key Links Yosemite National Park https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/yosemite-indians.htm https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/indian-village-of-the-ahwahnee.htm Plan your visit Things to know before your visit For kids Social Current conditions Scattering …