Archive for July, 2010

Fees Waived at America’s National Parks

Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar today announced that the National Park Service will waive entrance fees on August 14 and 15 to encourage all Americans to visit our National Parks. “This fee-free weekend provides an opportunity for individuals and families alike to take an affordable vacation or to explore a nearby park they have […]


31 National Recreation Trails Added

Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar has announced the designation of 31 trails in 15 states as national recreation trails, adding more than 716 miles of trails to the National Trails System. The announcement came just before the American Hiking Society National Trails Day® on June 5, 2010, when trail dedications and other activities took […]


Every Hiker Should be Good at Identifying Poison Ivy and Hike With Poison Ivy Relief Options

The Poison Ivy plant is part of the Toxicondendron species of plants.  This species has three different plants that can cause an allergic reaction.  These plants are Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac.  Poison Ivy, by far, is the most common culprit.  The first point of defense  to avoiding transmission is by identifying Poison […]