Rangers point at things

Park Rangers are wonderful people who serve millions of park visitors. The first formally appointed park rangers were Charles A. Leidig and Archie O. Leonard of Yosemite National Park starting in 1898. Since then Park Rangers make your visit all the worthwhile by first protecting the nature and then helping the visitors with useful  working knowledge about the park and the wonders of nature in it.  They also know to have fun while pointing at things. Check out ‪#‎rangerspointingatthings.  As you hit to trails at your favorite national park, check out our excellent collection of hiking shirts and grab one that suits your taste.

Photo Courtesy of National Park Service
Photo Courtesy of National Park Service

No National Park Entrance Fees on Veteran’s Day

In honor of the men and women who have severed this great nation, the Department of the Interior has decided to waive all entrance fees to National Parks on Veteran’s Day … which is Wednesday, November 11, 2010. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of parks nearby.

November is a great time to spend outdoors in our National Parks. In the south, the weather is cool enough to go camping and stay warm by a camp fire. And up north or out west it might be cold enough to get some early snow to trek through. There’s a chance that the Aspen trees out in Bryce Canyon or Yellowstone still be yellow.

yellow aspen

From NPS.com

To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that areas managed by the department will not charge entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11th.

Visitors to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation are invited to take a day to honor and reflect on what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and keep peace around the world, Salazar said.

“The Department of the Interior is honored to offer this fee free day to thank our nation’s service men and women,” said Salazar said “The sacrifices and achievements of the brave men and women of our armed forces can never be understated. We invite all of our visitors to enjoy this fee free day and take time out on this national holiday to remember our service men and women who are currently serving overseas in harm’s way. ”

The Department of Agriculture also is waiving entrance fees at its national forests.

Where will you be going on Veteran’s Day?

Trail Talk: The Russian Avalanche One

It’s Friday – and man has this week just flown by! Time to take a look at what other outdoor bloggers have been saying this week. We have a new episode of The Dirtbag Diaries, some amazing cross country skiing photos, a NPS giveaway, a great interview and one crazy Russian Avalanche.

A Successful LifeThe Dirtbag Diaries
Photo TR: Colter CanyonTetonAT
Visit a National Park for FREE!Just Northwest
Chris Sharma Interview About Climbing First Round First MinuteClimbing Narch
Russian Avalanche (Out of) ControlThe Mountain World

Every Friday we search the blogosphere for some of the best outdoor related blog posts of the week. If you feel we missed one, please leave a comment and share with the readers.