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Point Reyes 2012 Shuttle Buses for Visitors To Watch Whales Begins

Point Reyes 2012 Shuttle Buses for Visitors To Watch Whales BeginsThe 14th year of offering shuttle bus transportation allowing visitors to Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California easier access to watch migrating gray whales and Northern Elephant seals will begin Dec. 31, 2011.

"Winter is a wonderful time not only to watch the annual Pacific gray whale migration from Alaska to Mexico but also to celebrate the recovering populations of Northern Elephant seals as they return to breed at Point Reyes," said Park Superintendent Cicely Muldoon.
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Celebrate Fall at Whiskeytown’s 1st Harvest Festival

Celebrate Fall at Whiskeytown’s 1st Harvest Festival Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in northern California will host its 1st Annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 22, 2011 and the family-friendly event will feature apple tasting, a harvest-themed bake-off contest, games for all ages, tours of the histo...
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Sequoia’s Popular Trail of 100 Giants Closed Until 2012

Sequoia’s Popular Trail of 100 Giants Closed Until 2012 The Trail of 100 Giants, Sequoia National Forest's popular recreation site, probably will remain closed all of this winter due to two huge sequoia trees that fell across the trail Sept. 30, 2011.

The trail was immediately closed for public safety, and...
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New Murre Bird Colony Discovered at Channel Islands National Park

New Murre Bird Colony Discovered at Channel Islands National Park For the first time in almost 100 years, California Common Murre (Uria aalge californica) chicks have hatched on the Channel Islands, researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Park Service (NPS) discovered.

"This is an exciting fi...
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Lassen Volcanic National Park Main Road Opens

Lassen Volcanic National Park Main Road Opens The main road into Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California is open for through traffic, marking the end of what has been a long 2011 winter and late spring.

"The park road crew and Caltrans have cleared snow along the 30 mile highway thro...
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