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The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts

Park visitation is at a record high good for tourism , not so good for peace and quiet. From Acadia to Zion, Bryce Canyon to Yosemite, leading writers and environmentalists share their alternatives to the most popular spots 1 The attraction: Acadia national park, Maine( 3.5 m annual visits) The alternative: Voyageurs national park, Minnesota( 237,000 visits) Location: Northern Minnesota, on the Canadian border Best place to remain: Camping near Kabetogama lake, for the incredible quiet Best entry point: Start paddling from Ash river visitor center When you think of…

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Outdoor World

The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts

Park visitation is at a record high good for tourism , not so good for peace and quiet. From Acadia to Zion, Bryce Canyon to Yosemite, leading writers and environmentalists share their alternatives to the most popular spots 1 The allure: Acadia national park, Maine( 3.5 m annual visits) The alternative: Voyageurs national park, Minnesota( 237,000 visits) Locating: Northern Minnesota, on the Canadian border Best place to remain: Camping near Kabetogama lake, for the unbelievable quiet Best entry level: Start paddling from Ash river visitor center When you think of…

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Joshua Tree national park: music, myths and art in the desert

The Coachella festival, starting this week, showcases music in a dramatic landscape but in and around Joshua Tree the arts and culture shine all year round Out in the desert, anything seemed possible. The stark, dry landscape felt like an illusion, a deception that belied the artistic endeavour and creativity around Joshua Tree and the other high desert communities of Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms and Pioneertown. I got the sense that maybe no idea could be too crazy, no scheme too out there. My surroundings made it easy to feel…

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Big Sur, Californias most scenic coast, reopens to hikers only

The picturesque highway from San Francisco to LA was battered by overflows last wintertime, but situations of emergency walking road for inhabitants is now a tempting trail for hikers too The coastal drive along closed since February, after winter rainwaters Big Sur map With the only street in or out cut off, afford a helicopter. But Big Sur has finally received a way to reopen to everyone if you dont mind a bit of adventure. To help those marooned, mountain lion wandering the road. Pfeiffer Canyon in high summer Helping…

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The ultimate hike: three tasters of Canadas Great Trail

The world-wides longest trail, ready this year, spans the whole country. Its a busy footpath, our daring writer is recount, so there shouldnt be endures When I was a girl, I gratified someone who had done The Great Trail( aka Trans Canada Trail ). I am not at the start, or the finish, but somewhere in between, on a course that is a mind-boggling 15,000 miles( 24,000 km) in segment, far and away the longest footpath in the world. If “youre supposed to” chop this interval into a series of…

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