#84: Mailbag! Planning for Summer Trips and More

In our Mailbag! episodes, we answer questions from listeners about the national parks, ranger-led tours, road trips, camping, backpacking, gear, relationships, and pretty much whatever anyone wants to ask us. In this episode, we cover these topics:

·     A brief description of the Garmin InReach satellite messenger device.

·     Shower/bathing options for a listener planning a two-week camping trip to the California parks.

·     Must-see things to do and see for a listener’s upcoming trip to Joshua Tree and the Channel Islands.

·     Which parks have a shuttle from a regional airport to the park.

·     Where we would go if we had 5-6 days to spend in Southern Utah.

·     Which month is best to visit Denali National Park.

·     And hiking hat suggestions from Karen, who always looks so cute in her Instagram photos.

 

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#83: Grand Canyon, North Rim vs South Rim

When visiting Grand Canyon National Park, one of the world’s seven natural wonders, should you visit the North Rim, the South Rim, or both? In this episode, we talk about what makes both rims of the canyon unique, and explain the differences in infrastructure, scenery, number of visitors, etc. We share information about lodging, camping, hiking trails, scenic drives, and some wildlife sightings unique to each rim. While the South Rim is where most people go to experience the Grand Canyon, you won’t want to miss the less-developed, rugged scenery of the North Rim.

 

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#82: Smokey Bear Has Never Been Hotter

This episode is devoted to Smokey Bear, the beloved spokesanimal of the United States Forest Service, who spreads awareness about how to prevent accidental, human-caused wildfires. We discuss how and why the Smokey advertising campaign started more than 70 years ago, how Smokey went from an animated bear to a living, breathing animal, and where to visit the Smokey Museum and Historical Park, plus the largest Smokey statue in the country. All this and more!

 

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#81: Our Favorite Ranger-led Tours

#81: Our Favorite Ranger-led Tours

 

National Park Service sites across the country offer a wide variety of ranger-led tours, and in this episode, we talk about some of our favorites. From Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska to Dry Tortugas off the coast of Florida, we’ve been on some fantastic ranger-led tours: on boats, in archeological ruins, caves, and canyons. These tours have been quite an education, and we’ll share some of what we’ve learned, as well as all the details about how you can partake in these tours during your visits to the parks.

 

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#80: Mailbag: Redwood National and State Parks, and much more!

In our Mailbag episodes, we answer questions from listeners about the national parks, road trips, camping, backpacking, gear, relationships, and pretty much whatever anyone wants to ask us. In this episode, we share suggestions about visiting Redwood National Park. We also talk about which parks allow you to spread cremated ashes, where to stay when visiting North Cascades National Park, scenic roads you might want to check out in Glacier National Park besides Going to the Sun Road, and solo traveling in your 60s. All this and more!

 

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