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Visiting Joshua Tree National Park

by Meg Massie. Posted Feb 15th 2011 08:00 AM
Joshua Tree National Park

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A visit to Joshua Tree National Park should be on every outdoor enthusiast's bucket list. The park is a Mecca for rock climbers, hikers, birders, photographers, and campers. If these activities excite you, plan to spend several days at Joshua Tree National Park. Even if you wouldn't call yourself outdoorsy, the unique landscape you'll find makes Joshua Tree National Park worth a day trip from your vacation in nearby tourist hotspots like Palm Springs and Los Angeles.
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Secret Wonders: Little-Known National Parks

by Laurel Delp. Posted Aug 15th 2009 05:22 PM

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When the President recently signed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, two million acres were added to existing parks and wilderness areas in nine states, and 1,000 miles of rivers came under protection. The U.S. has always led the way in preserving public land, and many of our parks are world-renownedsYellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Zionsbut in this prime season for park-visiting, it seems only fitting to honor some of the lesser-known, more lightly-visited parks, each with something unforgettable to offer.
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