Here's a quick look at scheduled activities in Saguaro National Park in Arizona for the month of January:
Saguaro National Park
Today's the day, folks. The last day of 2015, and the last day you can make a donation to the national park friends organization of your choice and claim a tax deduction if the group is a non-profit.
Growing up in the 1970s, I was unaware of the National Park Service, the system we refer to as the "national parks," or the job possibilities that included a career as a national park ranger. Friends of Saguaro National Park spent a lot of time this year working to inform younger generations of those possibilities.
A baker's dozen of quilts will be exhibited at Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska as part of the celebration on the upcoming National Park Service Centennial.
Forests of tall saguaro cacti. Gila monsters and rattlesnakes. Javelinas. Both Sonoran desert and mixed conifer forest that climbs to more than 8,500 feet. That's a quick glimpse of what you'll find within Saguaro National Park in far south Arizona. And those are just some aspects of the park that Friends of Saguaro works to protect.
Thinking of heading to Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona in October and wondering what there is to do? Here's a comprehensive schedule of events from the park staff for your consideration.
It was a beautiful late summer evening, and my family and I had spent the day hiking in Badlands National Park. As the setting sun cast a golden glow on the park’s signature peaks and plateaus, my family and I pulled into a nearby guest ranch, where we had booked a cabin for the night.