Archive for the ‘National Parks’ Category

New Smokey Bear Mobile App

Smokey Bear is at it again.   The Ad council along with the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the USDA Forest Service has released a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring the iconic figure, Smokey the Bear.  These new ads provide information on preventing forest fires. Not only that, but Smokey now […]


Deaths at Vernal Fall in Yosemite

Three people are presumed dead after falling in the Merced river in Yosemite and being carried over Vernal Fall on Tuesday.  It is alleged that two of the three went beyond the protective railing slipped and fell into the river.  A third guest tried to save them and ended up going over the falls as […]


150 Year Anniversary of Civil War

Okay, so this is a little outside the realm of hiking, but that far out.  I live near Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.  This is where some of the major battles of the Civil War took place.  It is an amazing park.  It has many hiking trails throughout it’s boundaries. Well, back to the Anniversary.  […]