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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

  • Henry David Thoreau really nailed it when he said the following about campfires:

    The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness. ~Henry David Thoreau

  • Spring is an exciting time for both birds and birders across North America. The colorful songbirds are on their way back to their northern nesting grounds after spending a lazy winter in the tropics. Warblers, with a rainbow of plumages and equally diverse collection of songs, are the most sought-after birds during migration.

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    National Park Week is right around the corner, the week of April 19-27, and on that first weekend you're invited to visit the parks without having to pay an entrance fee.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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    The Devil’s Playground portion of Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area featuring eroded hoodoos./NPS