Lake Mead NRA Says Swimmer’s Itch Possible This Time of Year

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Every fall, waterfowl flock to shorelines at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Parasites present in some of these birds may come in contact with human skin and lead to Swimmer’s Itch. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the parasites produce eggs that are passed in the feces of […]

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Death Valley NP Waives Entrance Fees to Celebrate Historic Legislation

Death Valley National Park invites the public to “Wilderness Week” October 26-November 2 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act (CDPA). In 1964, the Wilderness Act created a national system of wilderness “for the permanent good of the whole people.” These areas were […]

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Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, Ariz. –A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. All visitors to Grand Canyon, including those who are recreating in the backcountry and on the Colorado River, are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and be alert to potential […]

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Borrego Spings Days 10/24 -10/26

Borrego Spings Days   10/24 -10/26 Grab the family and head on out to California’s Secret Desert, Borrego Springs, for the Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival. Friends and family will gather for this three day local tradition to enjoy a little sliver of Americana in our own backyard. On Saturday morning be sure to come […]

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Ghost Mountain Hike & Huell Howser Unseen Ghost Mountain Episode

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HIKE TO GHOST MOUNTAIN W/JOHN MCDONALD Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 8:00am to 11:00am Hike Leader: John McDonald, Producer/Director $20, includes admission to “California’s Gold” Screening Join filmmaker John McDonald for a moderate 2.2-mile round trip hike to Ghost Mountain. Learn about the family that lived there for 17 years and how John’s production […]

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Zabriskie Pt Update – to Close Dec 1 – March 31st

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Death Valley – Zabriskie Point to close for repairs Starting Dec 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, all access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding area will be closed for major rehabilitation work to repair unstable support walls and improve conditions. CA Hwy 190 will remain open to through traffic. http://www.desertusa.com/dv/du_dvp190e.html Source: NPS

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Canyonlands’ 50th Anniversary Celebration Continues with Thoughtful Hikes

In commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of the Wilderness Act, the Civil Rights Act, and the establishment of Canyonlands National Park, residents of Utah’s Grand and San Juan Counties are invited to participate in a series of special hikes every Saturday throughout the month of October. This “Walking with Thoreau” project seeks to explore the […]

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Campgrounds Open at Joshua Tree National Park

Oct 7, 2014 — All campgrounds at Joshua Tree National Park have reopened for the season. This includes Belle, Black Rock, Cottonwood, Hidden Valley, Indian Cove, Jumbo Rocks, Ryan, Sheep Pass, and White Tank campgrounds. Campsites at Indian Cove and Black Rock campgrounds may be reserved in advance online. To check availability and make a […]

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Body Found at Lake Mohave

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The body of an adult male was found at Lake Mohave Oct. 1. At 3:21 p.m. Oct. 1, the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call from a marina employee, reporting that the body was floating off the north swim beach at Cottonwood Cove. National Park Service rangers and agents […]

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What Happened in Tombstone in October

October 24, 1881 – An editorial in the Tombstone Nugget predicted violence just two days before the West’s most celebrated gunfight: “The arming of oneself in a peaceful community, as every well organized community is supposed to be, and walking about like a moving arsenal, is highly ridiculous and, as events demonstrate, exceedingly dangerous.” October […]

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