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Visit Rocky Mountain National Park, as fall moves into winter…

Majestic bull elk monitors his herd of about 25, just off Hwy. 36 in the park.

Rockies to the northwest, looking from the Many Parks Curve area on Hwy. 36. Hikers set off on snowy trail into Hidden Valley in the park. Rockies to southwest of the park show snow descending at elevations above 9,000 feet. A splash of color remains at lower elevations of the park as winter approaches. Find [...]

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Pick Six: Top national parks in California and surrounding states

Yosemite Falls thunders, with our '64 Scotty trailer in foreground.

Yosemite Falls thunders, with our ’64 Scotty trailer in foreground. Couple admires Grand Canyon from rim near Moran Point Our top six picks: The top national parks in California and surrounding states This week is National Parks Week, with admission to all national parks and monuments FREE through the 29th! Californians are blessed by close [...]

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Redwood National Park: Huge trees, deep canyons, miles of wilderness and quaint towns…

Grove of Redwoods in the park stretch almost 300' to the sky...!

  Twelve loggers pose on stump of giant Redwood tree in late 1800s (photo from Samoa Cookhouse Museum). Rugged California coast near Redwood National Park offers tidepool treks. Samoa Cookhouse serves sumptuous food in an historic, family-style dining setting Old Scotia Hotel in the well-preserved logging town of Scotia makes this town a must-stop! Roosevelt [...]

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