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Fresh update on "nationals park" discussed on Wisdom From The Top
"Door in the first three weeks. I turned to Bill core, who was my deputy at that time, and I said, Bill, what's can you help me understand? Because he had been there. And he said, well, Sylvia sometimes people say that problems come in threes. I'm afraid with you, they come in 33s. How Sylvia Matthews burwell learned to navigate crisis after crisis at the highest levels of the nonprofit world and then as a member of president Obama's administration. The biggest government agency is not the Department of Defense or the treasury or even the agriculture department. If you consider budgets, it is the Department of Health and Human Services about a $1 trillion a year, because Medicare and Medicaid account for a huge chunk of government spending. But there's also the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, the national Institutes of health and so on. Keeping Americans healthy is expensive. And running an agency this big is probably the second most difficult job in Washington right after the presidency. And it's the kind of job where crisis tends to be the norm rather than the exception. Over the three years, Sylvia Matthews burwell ran HHS, she had to contend with the Ebola crisis, thousands of unaccompanied minors showing up at the U.S. border, the Zika epidemic, not to mention dozens of attempts by congressional Republicans to damage and even undermine the Affordable Care Act. When president Obama appointed Sylvia as head of the department in 2014, it was just after the bungled launch of ObamaCare, HHS was under intense pressure and congressional scrutiny. In the next three years, we're going to test every single lesson she'd learned as a leader, including the most important one. Planning and preparation are key, but always be prepared for that planning to fall apart. Which is actually what happened one night to Soviet during a Washington Nationals baseball game. She was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. And for 6 weeks, she practiced that pitch going to baseball fields all over Washington with her husband early in the morning, just to make sure she'd get the ball over the plate. And that night, when she got ready to throw out the pitch, happened to be HHS night at nationals park, thousands of her staffers were in attendance. And I happened to be there as well. Oh, did you see my disastrous pitch? You were there for that time. It was, you know, it's all right. I mean, you know, you know, it's actually a very interesting example around the issues of leadership because I practiced guy for many weeks, like 6, 7 weeks. I can tell you every baseball diamond that is public and open at 6 a.m. in Washington, D.C.. And instead of date night, Stephen and I would go for practice nights. He would be my catcher. You'd play catch. We would play catch for date nights. And so practice got it down. I even practiced on Wrigley Field at West Point. Wow. 'cause I was traveling there, and I practiced, as I said, for about two months. And our neighbor had played college ball and his three sons were pitchers, and so he taught me and but that night, I go there and I warm up and I warm up under you warm up under the field in the bullpen. It's underneath. This is a nationals park. This isn't nationals park, and I'm warming up. You're going to throw the first pitch. Yeah, since Steven's like, wow, I'm really feeling it in the glove now. Yeah. And I'm like, okay, okay. And then it was one of the hottest days. I don't know if you remember since you all were there. It was really, really hot. They handed me a ball. I get up there. And you know, I've been putting it across the plate. Just minutes before. Yeah. And what I learned is the reason that pictures put the ball in the dirt. And it was a brand new ball that they gave me to pitch. And so I wind up, I go and the pitch slips the ball slips out of my hand. Because your hand is sweating. And because I didn't get it dirty. Yeah. And so it just slips out of my hand. So the good news is that my form in pictures looks quite good. The bad news is, I got off the field and my son said to me, mom. That's the worst pitch I've ever seen. As did about 5000 HHS employees. But I used it in my next HHS letter that I sent out to the team as an example of we all fail. And we all fail even when we try really hard. And the question is, is what you do with it? Yeah. You did all the right things. That's right, and it didn't work out. Let me first ask you about where you grew up because you grew up in Hinton, West Virginia, I guess, where is that, by the way? Hinton West Virginia is in the southern part of the state of West Virginia. It's about four and a half hours drive from Washington, D.C., 5 and a half if you have kids that are not in 11. And it is on three rivers and a Lake. It's a very small town in a beautiful part of the world. What did your parents do when you were a kid? When I was a kid, my father was an optometrist. And my mother was a teacher. And my mother actually taught in everything from a one room school to a college, a college that is now a university. Is the West Virginia that you grew up in, was that a different West Virginia than the West Virginia? Of today. I think that there are some changes that have occurred that the economic difficulties have become greater that the issues of the opioid crisis are very real in the part of the state that I come from, but in terms of how it can shape and contribute to the sense of community. I think that's still very much exists and the idea of hard work, the idea of taking care of each other, knowing your neighbor, there are a number of things that I think still exist there, but there are some challenges that have gotten harder. How much does West Virginia shape who you are? Today. It shapes me, I think, a lot. I would say it is one of the seminal shaping features of my life. And it's both the place, the community, and my family that I think have so much impact on everything from my intellectual curiosity to how I think about service and how I think about those things. Yeah. I have to say one quick thing which is that there really is in our country a lack of awareness about service. And you made that conscious choice and make that conscious choice, right? I mean, I think it's something that a lot of people in the United States don't understand how many people just are not interested in becoming rich and because they're really focused on doing work that has, that serves the public and a bigger way. I think that there are two things for me that contributed a lot to that. And one is my family and my parents and what I saw my parents. My mom and dad wouldn't let us go trick or treating for Halloween until we went trick or treating for UNICEF first. So from the hours of four to 6, we would take the little box and we would go to all the neighborhoods and we would trick or treat for UNICEF. And collect money for UNICEF, then you'd go back from 6 to 8 and get your candy. You know, part of it is related to our faith. That is a part of what you learn in your faith, this important importance of service. And I think all of those things are the things that contribute to for me why there's such a strong sense of service. Many people don't appreciate. What government services or what it means? Yeah. When you grew up in West Virginia, it was a solidly democratic state, right? It was like the state of Robert Byrd and Rockefeller, Jay Rockefeller and John F. Kennedy's famous tour right through West Virginia. And so you became a Democrat. You devoted your public career to surveying democratic leaders. When you go back today, does it feel like the partisanship is more pronounced do people kind of people have known you give you grief or even just joke about it or is it does it feel pretty much the same as it did when you were
Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating Netflix national parks series
"Former president Barack Obama has won an Emmy Award With the latest Barack Obama's work on the Netflix documentary series our great national parks has earned him an Emmy for best narrator The creative arts Emmys were handed out Saturday in Los Angeles Obama is the second president to win an Emmy after Dwight Eisenhower was given a special award in 1956 The late Chadwick Boseman also won for outstanding character voice-over for the animated show what if it was one of his last projects before he died in 2020
AJ Remembers Waking up to 9/11
"Anyhow, without any more further ado, this is my story. About 9 11 and it's called fear and loathing in Middle America. It was somewhere on the edge of Zion national park with 400 miles of Utah ahead of us when the percocets finally kicked in. It was only 20 hours earlier. When my bedroom door was kicked open by my screenwriting partner, Neil gumbo. He just driven all night as he usually does from his home in Oakland, California. He turned on my TV when he arrived and saw the surreal footage of the first twin tower blown to pieces. Jesus fuck, Neil screamed as he ran into my bedroom and told me what was going down. It was not even ten minutes since the first coward flew the hijacked jet into tower one and my cell phone's mailbox was already at its capacity. I wiped the sleep from my eyes, kissed my girlfriend awake and punched my messages on. Neil and bessie did the same thing. And there we were. In the pitiful position too many of us transplanted New Yorkers found ourselves in that day. We all sat on the bed and listened to the terror filled and trembling voices of our friends and family back in New York City who were literally running from the smoke and horror. An ex-girlfriend called me screaming as she ran to a west village elementary school to pick up her 7 year old son. The same kid I held to my chest at night through his terrible twos and watched Jurassic Park some 400 times. There was even a quivering message from my ex-wife and childhood sweetheart wondering aloud if I was in the city that day before telling me she loved me, as she signed off with a heavy side. I finally lost it when my friend Jamie called from Virginia and cried that she hadn't heard from her husband John at all. And that's not like our boy John. John is a pilot for American Airlines. That's all he ever wanted to do. He'd been saying that since we were 15 years old, when we used to stand on tippy toes to spy on Jamie through the high school gymnasium windows, she would flirt with him during her balance being routine while Fleetwood Mac sang dreams. And suddenly, Stevie Nicks lyrics running hauntingly true to me. And the stillness of remembering what you had. And what you lost. It was the most pivotal, painful moment of truth of our lives. None of us knowing what would fall next. How many more would die? How many more breaths each of us had left?
Heavy rain floods streets across Dallas-Fort Worth area
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting heavy rain flood streets across the Dallas Fort Worth area The drought stricken Dallas Fort Worth area was inundated by heavy rain Monday causing streets to flood and submerging vehicles as officials warned motorists to stay off the roads This is the sound of water spilling off white rock Lake The official national weather service records station at Dallas Fort Worth international airport reported 9.19 inches of rain in the 24 hours ending at 2 p.m. Monday That's the second highest rain total ever in the Dallas area over 24 hours Farther west near the Arizona New Mexico state line about 60 people were forced to evacuate after a levee was breached In Utah's Zion national park a woman who was swept away in a flash flood is still missing I'm Mike Gracia
New lab gives early alerts for zoonotic diseases
"Monkeypox and COVID-19 have raised awareness around the world of zoonotic diseases that are passed between animals and human beings According to the Centers for Disease Control more than half of all human infections such as malaria Ebola and SARS are zoonotic in origin It's scientists estimate more than 6 out of every ten known infectious diseases in people can be spread from animals Now the Ugandan government has built a lab that tracks zoonotic diseases in national parks where many communities live close to a wide variety of wildlife The Uganda wildlife authority says the country must address the major challenges faced in wildlife conservation and disease control I'm Charles De Ledesma
Wildfires in Germany, Czechia threatening tourist region
"Wildfires in Germany and Czechia are threatening tourist regions A large wildfire on the German Czech border is spreading and threatening to destroy a forested national park popular with tourists hundreds of firefighters on both sides of battling the flames with help from reinforcements from neighboring Poland and Slovakia 8 firefighting helicopters are working to douse the flames in the hidey and rocky region this difficult to access local authorities are warning tourists to stay away from the area with Saxony state officials banning hikers for mentoring several forests in the region I'm Charles De Ledesma
Thousands ordered to flee California wildfire near Yosemite
"More than 6000 residents have been ordered to evacuate a fast moving California wildfire near Yosemite National Park The oak fire broke out Friday and exploded overnight to more than 6000 acres by Saturday morning with 0% containment says Cal fires Natasha felts We had a dangerous rate of spread due to dry winds heavy fuel load She says dead trees killed by bark beetles spread the fire quickly so far at least ten structures have burned and the high heat is making it hard on firefighters Meanwhile the washburn fire that was threatening those giant Sequoia trees in Yosemite is roughly 80% contained says the national park services Kevin Sweeney Not a single giant Sequoia in the mariposa grove was killed during the fire I'm Julie
Olson, Riley homer as Braves send Nats to 9th loss in a row
"Max fried allowed three runs on 7 hits over 7 innings to improve to ten and three as the braves beat the national 6 to three The braves got home runs from mad Olsen and Austin Riley who went back to back in the third off starter and loser Apollo espino Braves manager Brian Snickers says Riley can do it all The real deal I mean he's just a really really good player He's all star caliber Hopefully he's in the MVP talking in another couple of months The braves have now won 9 straight against the nationals and 14 straight at nationals park Craig heist Washington
Yosemite wildfire threatens grove of iconic sequoia trees
"As a wildfire grows in Yosemite National Park with a evacuations underway crews fight to save the iconic Sequoia trees including the 3000 year old grizzly giant The blaze doubled in size over the weekend spreading to the mariposa grove but Yosemite fire information's Nancy philippi says they're using a sprinkler system to try and keep the flames off the famous giant Sequoia trees Their flames in the grove definitely but we are taking every precaution to save those giant and especially high focus on those named trees She says campers and residents near the fire were evacuated but the rest of the huge California park is open Meanwhile national weather service meteorologist Jeff Barlow says heat will become a factor in fighting the fire Here in the San Joaquin valley we'll see temperatures above a 100° widespread I'm Julie Walker
Outside Yellowstone, flooded towns struggle to recover
"Yellowstone National Park will partially reopen Wednesday more than a week after floodwaters devastated parts of it along with surrounding areas Park officials say the south loop will open with limited visitors but the north loop is expected to remain closed through the summer if not longer along with one of the major entrances to the park through Montana Yellowstone also spans parts of Wyoming and Idaho the closure will deprive visitors from seeing tower fall and Lamar valley officials say it could take years in cost more than a $1 billion to repair the flood damage from the rainfall coupled with melting snow towns surrounding the park were also devastated by the floodwaters and now the areas that rely heavily on tourism are taking a financial hit I'm Julie Walker
Yellowstone officials assess damage after historic floods
"Officials are assessing the damage at Yellowstone National Park in the surrounding areas after historic flooding yesterday A house swept away by floodwaters as Parker Manning watches That is insane Roads are washed out power knocked out and tourists had to evacuate parts of the iconic park the flooding was so bad It cut off road access to gardener Montana national weather service meteorologist Jason Stroud A combination of rainfall and snow melt across the Yellowstone park led to rivers rising across the northern half of the park and then flowing north into Montana He says 1.75 inches of rain fell officials say Yellowstone is closed for now I'm Julie Walker
In Bali, bird sellers help endangered mynah make a comeback
"Conservationists are working to bring the critically endangered Bali Mina back from the brink of extinction with help from unlikely allies Bird breeders and sellers in Indonesia I'm Ben Thomas with the closer look Tossing their flowing white crests back and forth a pair of Bali Mina share a branch Looking around with trademark blue patches around their eyes catching the sunlight Endemic to Bali the Mina has been prized for its striking plumage and song But the birds capture for sale coupled with habitat loss led to the minor becoming critically endangered and by 2001 only about 6 were living in the wild Though there were thousands in cages around the world Now conservationists see bird breeders as key to bringing the minor back The national park began to understand that I think Tom squires with Manchester metropolitan university The bird keepers can still keep birds and follow their hobby without a cause in real problems for wild populations Readers are allowed to keep 90% of the offspring for private sale while the remaining birds are released into a protected national park in Bali And I get a yeoman Bayou who are you to a Friends of the national parks foundation You need also to give something back to the community So they can feel conservation give them benefit Experts say continued monitoring is needed to ensure success but the model could be replicated for other endangered birds I'm Ben Thomas
Sarah Palin: Alaska Oil & Gas Industry Is Struggling
"So yeah energy is my baby I was a mayor and a governor but also the chairman of oil and gas up here And that as a commissioner in that position at Alaska's peak we were supplying 18% of the U.S. domestic supply of energy And now with so many things shut down and we are struggling And it makes absolutely no sense God created this stuff for us for responsible mankind's use underfoot and that here by us oh Biden whatever his name is Biden Everybody does that I do it too We all do it Yeah So anyway they're a mess And it's pathetic because Alaska and other energy producing states here where the Fort Knox of America we've got it up here at the minerals the oil the gas the fisheries the waterways the strategic location on the globe where we are so many good things that are potential up here in Alaska And they're shutting us down They want us to be I guess a big old pristine national park or something but we won't have any of that
"nationals park" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"It's really important where you're inside Death Valley. There is only surprisingly, and I tried confirming this again, but I couldn't get a confirmation, but back in the day, what was called the west side road. The first part we talked about coming in to bad water from shoshone is basically the east side road. There is a dirt version on the west side of Death Valley called the west side road. It was the only road in California that was dirt that triple-A serviced. And I know that from personal experience. Uh oh. So I was in a little place canyon. Called hungry bills. We'd gone up to hungry bills ranch in my alternator, gave out in my SUV. I got towed up to the top of the hill by another kind visitor and I coasted all the way down to the west side road. Triple-A came out, picked me up, took me into furnace creek to what was the Chevron station at the time where they spent the next day had to go for parts and fix it up the next day. Funny story on that is this was again a president's day weekend. We like to camp down a place called shoshone to the south end. There is an RV campground there, and at the back of the RV campground, it's a grass area where they let people with tents, camp for a very small fee. And we walk across a little city street and they have their thermal swim pool. So it was always a great place. We love to station there if we weren't staying in a friend's house. Well, this year we were not staying in a friend's house. Everything was full. Furnace creek, whatever, none of my parks or his friends, they all had company. There was no room at the end. We ended up with many of us have to visit a national park without a park service friend to sleep in my house. Yeah, but you've got friends all over the place that you probably get to stay with..
"nationals park" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Anything else in your hike list you wanted to talk about other ways will move on to your next category. So my next category is kind of water based. You might not think that you can do a lot of rafting or kayaking within the area of the park, but you can. The Merced river, the power of the Merced river really, is kind of diluted as it gets along the valley floor. So it can at times be a nice little lazy river. There are places that you can swim in the river and take a dip. There are designated beaches where the park service has determined that within periods of time that it's safe to get in there. You can also enjoy a float. You can bring your own raft or rent one at one of the activity kiosks in curry and Yosemite villages. Also, I think you can rent rafts at the awani hotel or Yosemite valley lodge as well. Okay. And then if you've got a kayak or you're renting a kayak from an outfitter outside the park, you I think most of the lakes in the park definitely not hetch hetchy, but I think most of the rest do open to paddlers as long as you have your personal flotation device with you. Okay. And then fishing, you can fish, wow, just about anybody of water and Yosemite you can fish in. They've got non native trout among other species, lakes are open to year round fishing, but casting on streams and rivers is only allowed from probably around late April to about mid November and you do have to have a fishing license. Okay. And then one of the things I mentioned earlier about the reservation system and trying to avoid having to reserve by either coming in earlier staying late, one of the benefits to staying late. If you're not sleeping in the park by camping or staying in one of the lodges, coming in late is a really great time, first of all, to avoid all the people. But also just spending some evening hours in the valley, it just gives you this feeling of like a big dark blanket being pulled over. And when it's a clear night and you look up, you can see the universe. And it's not the only spot in the park, of course, any lakeside or peak top spot will give you the same incredible show, but I think a lot of people are starting to pay more attention to nighttime in national parks, especially the ones where you have really great dark sky viewing. Right. And I don't know if there are any ranger programs that there used to be when I was a kid that will help you find the constellations or things like that, but that would be something to check. So the pandemic has kind of trashed ranger programs, but they are slowly starting to come back. And the really the best way to find out beforehand is through the NPS Yosemite site, they list all the events and activities, or when you're in the park, certainly any of the ranger headquarters will have information. They have, I think, like a quarterly or biannual little schedule and newspaper that you can get when you get into the park to see what's going on. Okay. I think that was fishing. Did you have another category? I think my categories. I mean, there are a lot of categories, but I think that's a pretty solid stretch of opportunities..
"nationals park" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"But it's getting more visitors than in past years, but it's still mostly wilderness. And so a lot of people who want all the amenities on the valley floor aren't really going to spend a lot of time up at tuolumne. Okay. Here's where I was going. I was going a little less by area and more by activity. So I was thinking like, if we talk about hiking, there are some day hikes that kind of span different parts of the park. There's climbing or just watching climbers. They're star viewing those types of things. So that's kind of how I mentally arranged my thoughts. We will go with your arrangement here. I like that. Okay, so let's talk about hiking. Okay. There's a huge list of hikes in Yosemite and they're really varied for different skill levels. One of the easiest ones and it's in the valley, it's the mirror Lake trail. It's also accessible and paved. And it leads to mirror Lake, which is created by a swell in tenaya creek, out and back. It's probably two miles. So it's really beautiful, really relatively easy. And then in the valley, there's the Yosemite falls trail, which can be done in parts. It's only a two mile round trip moderate hike to a spot called Columbia rock. And there you can get views of the valley and half dome and sentinel rock. But if you really want to be hardcore about it, you can choose instead not to stop there, but to go all the way to the top of the falls, the entire hike is about a 7.2 mile round trip, but it's much more strenuous than going and stopping at Columbia and turning around. Okay. It is worth it though, but it's definitely steep on that second part after Columbia rock. Got it. And then another one that I think really, I feel like it's underappreciated. It's called the Yosemite valley loop And it loops around the valley. You could do it in a half loop, but the full loop is about 12 miles. And it's funny because even in summer, even when there are cars on the road, you can be walking in the valley loop trail and just still get nature sounds, still feel like you're separated from all the crowds. I did it most recently at the end of September last year when I was in the park with my husband for our anniversary. And I'm wondering if this is the same trail that I did years ago, probably the last time we did a show on this on Yosemite was 16 years ago or so. As a bike trail, is this the same trail that I'm thinking of? Yeah. And I think so it's challenging to talk about biking in the park. Technically since it's a national park, really the only bike trails are paved roads and paved trails. Okay. I have seen in the past some information about the Yosemite valley loop trail being kind of a biking trail because and that sounds weird, but it is kind of weird. There are parts of that trail that were originally paved for different reasons. It really was like an old valley loop trail prior to all the ginormous infrastructure roads that are there now. And so you will run into little paved spots, but when I checked in September, I was told that it is not a bike trail. Okay. Interesting. So you were doing trails. Those are some varied hikes in the valley up north or east ish, 12 Meadows is a good jump off point for an easy round trip hike through Lyle canyon. Probably about 8 miles, it's really gorgeous and early summer when the Meadows are super green and full of wildflowers..
"nationals park" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"And I got my bags back on the road. I'm heading out there and I'm ready to go looking real good in my passport oh no amateur traveler episode 799. Today amateur traveler talks about a UNESCO site that is also a U.S. national park and the first of U.S.'s parks to be protected. As we go to Yosemite National Park in California. Welcome to the amateur traveler, I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about Yosemite. I'd like to welcome back to the show Jill Robinson, travel writer from danger Jill Robinson dot com and Jill has come back to the show to talk to us about Yosemite Jill. Welcome back to the show. Thank you very much. And Jill has been on before talking about the wine country in California and New Orleans at least. Those are the two that I can come up with on top man. The only other one is San Francisco, which I talked to you about with Kimberly Lovato because we both wrote a book together a hundred things to do in San Francisco before you die. Excellent, there's going to be a lot less pressure on this particular episode in terms of dimensions of death one would hope. Oh, I might mention it once. I feel like this may be a silly question, but why should someone go to Yosemite? Well, I think someone should go to Yosemite because well, first of all, it's one of the most iconic national parks in the U.S. for very good reason. It's got about 1200 square miles, and that's packed with huge granite walls, plenty of thundering waterfalls, domes and peaks, carved by ancient glaciers and volcanos. It's got kind of extreme elevation from about 1800 feet at its lowest point and going to more than 13,000 feet at its highest. It's got more than 400 species of wildlife from as small as insects and little rodents like marmots to black bears and Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. That's my short answer, but I also think that it's really important because the framework of for the park was established really early in 1864. And so it was really the first time in history that the Yosemite grant act that land was designated for public use and preservation, which really sparked the idea of the national parks, even though you have somebody who was not the first national park to be designated. Right, the first of the national parks to be preserved but not the first to be a national park if I've got that correct. You do, yeah. Excellent..
FAA to review as parachute stunt triggers Capitol evacuation
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Who Is Investigative Reporter Natalie Winters?
"And Natalie winters. Welcome to one on one. Thank you so much for having me back. You are absolutely welcome as one of the few people writing the truth about communist China about farmer about Fauci, the Dory is always open to you and your colleagues at the national park. For those who aren't familiar with your work, I want everybody to follow an athlete right now on Twitter at Natalie G winters. It's also the national pulse dot com. Read her writings, Raheem kassam and colleagues, but for everybody who is new to one on one for our audience of millions of lessons in the views across the country. We like to start with a little bit of an introduction to. So tell us about your long, long career, Natalie. What you're doing right now and how you ended up as an investigative reporter for the national pulse. While growing up, as I'm sure many people listening feel the same way, I was really disheartened with the state of journalism in America. It seemed that there was never any facts being told by people. It was always just narratives and agendas being pushed by these huge corporate media outlets. So I kind of looked around and saw that there really was an open market, not just a market of ideas, but just an untapped avenue for true solid and fact based investigative reporting. So that was kind of what I started doing. I've been doing it for a little over a year now. But as I started to kind of try to untangle and really unweave some of these very, very murky conflicts of interest that we see, not just in our nation's capital, but really throughout the beltway throughout the country and I think amidst this pandemic we're learning throughout the globe. There are some kind of repeat offenders when it comes to the people who are responsible for I think the assault that we've seen on a lot of our freedoms and civil liberties that we've come to expect as Americans. And I think that the Chinese Communist Party, which is what I focus most of my investigative reporting on is responsible for a lot of this, I would say crackdown and just kind of lack of care for I think the principles and fundamentals that made America America
Wyoming tries again to remove Yellowstone grizzly protection
"The the state state of of Wyoming Wyoming is is asking asking the the federal federal government government to to remove remove grizzly grizzly bears bears in in around around Yellowstone Yellowstone National National Park Park from from protection protection under under the the Endangered Endangered Species Species Act Act Wyoming Wyoming governor governor mark mark Gordon Gordon says says the the declaration declaration dates dates back back to to nineteen nineteen seventy seventy five five and and Grizzlies Grizzlies at at Yellowstone Yellowstone now now can can no no longer longer be be considered considered in in danger danger articulation articulation is is over over target target in in terms terms of of viable viable populations populations nearly nearly nearly nearly three three times times if if the the request request is is approved approved the the bears bears could could be be hunted hunted one one of of the the problems problems with with bears bears come come into into contact contact with with humans humans sometimes sometimes it's it's not not particularly particularly good good for for humans humans often often it's it's not not particularly particularly good good for for Bairstow Bairstow Yellowstone Yellowstone region region spans spans Wyoming Wyoming Idaho Idaho and and Montana Montana and and raise raise a a Carty Carty with with the the center center for for biological biological diversity diversity says says the the bears bears may may not not be be endangered endangered now now but but there there is is no no scientific scientific reason reason to to hunt hunt grizzly grizzly bears bears now now they're they're predators predators they they manage manage their their own own populations populations recorded recorded calls calls Wyoming's Wyoming's petition petition outrageous outrageous I'm I'm at at Donahue Donahue
Coroner says Gabby Petito died by strangulation
"The Wyoming coroner has released limited details on Gabby potatoes cause of death death by strangulation and our office homicide Dr Brent blue in Jackson Wyoming is the coroner for Teton county or water was outside in the wilderness for three to four weeks van life blogger get beat the Tito had been on a cross country trip with her boyfriend Brian laundry she was reported missing by her parents on September eleventh her body was found September nineteenth near an undeveloped camping area along the border of Grand Teton National Park investigators are searching for laundry in Florida and he's been charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card during the period in which batida went missing Lou said little about potatoes physical condition including how she was strangled who committed the homicide is up to walk along for support I'm
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, lava fountains form in park
"The new eruption at Hawaii's kill away a volcano on the Big Island is drawing tourists killer where is one of the most active volcanoes on earth we like it when it's here in the park and it's somewhat of a safer option Jessica Perrin keen with the Hawaii volcanoes national park tells K. I. T. V. the area that is erupting is not close to where people can hike or drive that's not to assume that it's not hazardous overlooking is can be hazardous one of the biggest hazards right now with this volcano is that plume of gas coming out of it trails down wind from the eruption have been closed for years the eruption happened at a great time for David but not skits from Chicago its total luck because you know we're fascinated by volcanoes and you know the ball kind of creation and to actually be able to be here when it's going off is also I'm very keen says the volcanic gas could be a hazard for nearby communities on the Big Island depending on the direction of the wind I'm a Donahue
Fungus found in Yellowstone is key ingredient in new meat substitute
"Two thousand nine. A team of researchers discovered a previously unknown microbe in the hot springs of yellowstone national park now. The fungus is the star ingredient in a new line of food products. He was very very high in protein. And it's actually a very exciting protein because it's a complete protein. There's really not that many sources of complete putting out there. That's thomas jonas. Ceo of nature's find the chicago based startup developed a process to ferment. the fungus and create. What's now called five protein. They're using it to make a variety of foods so we've been able to make things that range from chicken nuggets hamburgers breakfast sausages to yogurts and cheese earlier this year. The company offered a limited line of cream cheese and breakfast sausage on its website. Jonas says the products will soon be sold at stores. He foresees growing demand for protein. Filled foods produce more sustainably than meat and dairy that whole supply chain is completely inefficient and using a tremendous amount of resources of land of water energy. So jonas says fi could provide a more climate-friendly alternative.
"nationals park" Discussed on American History Tellers
"To acquire kennecott and early twentieth century copper mining town plenty of alaskan saw grim irony in the park service working to carefully preserve a way of life they seemed eager to get rid of rick. Kenyan publisher of the wrangles saint elias news. Wrote it's hypocritical. Service to spend millions of dollars running miners out of business. Then to turn around and manage. Kennecott has ghost town park service. Superintendent karen wade became a flashpoint for these kinds of hostilities but she maintained that the park service had no secret agenda. It's not my intention to create another denali or to destroy the unique qualities of the communities and lifestyles that pre existed the part she wrote in a letter to another resident. She called for constructive recommendations within an atmosphere. that is free of retribution. but people like kenyan. Didn't find wade's of the park service. Persuasive he argued they say they don't want another denali here but apparently they want something even worse. Another yellowstone or yosemite way generated more backlash when she addressed congress in nineteen ninety four to request more funding for park operations. She seemed to criticize alaskans. Who after nineteen eighty suddenly found. Their private land was now surrounded by national park. She said in this great. Northern kingdom arranger workforce deals with threats to park resource values generated by one million acres of dispersed in holdings upon which timbering hunting mining and commercial activities of all kinds. Take place in order to protect park resources. These rangers need trained backups to ride shotgun while they patrol for poachers and contact locals with frontier mentality. Who scoff at rules and regulations. Alaskans were less than enthused by her comments. The copper river county journal called wade's tone decidedly superior and said she portrayed alaskans as lawless. Wade's common seemed to reveal. She believed her. Main job was to keep local in holders miners hunters and check. The paper said in a letter to voice of the times. We'll sherman wrote while it's true that there aren't too many copies of amy vanderbilt's etiquette up. Here i know of no park ranger. Who's ever been shot. I do however no of scores of alaskans businesses have been ruined and whose rightful land property and access have been regulated out of their hands by karen wade and her predecessors. Is there no way that we can stop having to help. Pay the salaries of these people. They come from thousands of miles away. Tell us what our values should be complicate our ability to make an honest living tear apart or communities then had the temerity to wine the we don't pay them enough wade never return to alaska after reactions to her testimony. She transferred became superintendent of great smoky. Mountains national park in tennessee. She was replaced that october. By jonathan jarvis who previously been superintendent of craters of the moon national monument in idaho when he arrived jarvis made it his first priority to improve relationships with the locals once again he opened up communications and made a point of speaking with the media about welcoming input from the public in his first interview. He said i've got an open door. If anyone wants to come down and talk to me about any of these issues or any other issues they can call me as things got. better jarvis. insisted he wouldn't impose national park standards on local residents. We're starting to develop a relationship. He said i want to continue with that. Have an open relationship. This park is a neighbor and can be a very good one. Jarvis's tactics worked and resentment for the parks gradually started to dwindle. His approach set a course for his successors though tensions over land use continue in alaska today. By the time jarvis left in two thousand. The relationship with local residents had markedly improved. Jarvis eventually went on to serve as the eighteenth director of the entire national park service. The american national park system holds a unique place on the world stage. No other country can boast so many places of such very beauty so open to the public americans can walk into any national park in the country and probably say to themselves that they own piece of these remarkable places writer and environmentalist wallace stagner. Call them the best idea. We've ever had absolutely american absolutely democratic. They reflect at our best rather than our worst but since their creation the national parks have been like the country. They represent an experiment. We made mistakes. Many of them disastrous indigenous peoples were slaughtered. Animals were hunted to near extinction. Valleys were flooded..
"nationals park" Discussed on American History Tellers
"Him. I'll do everything in my power to help you in the meantime but till he's back to health you acting director five months after the national park service came into being stephen mathur hosted a five day conference to celebrate the conservation movement. Mathur though became more more scarce as the event went on on the third day he stopped participating altogether from an early age. Mathur had suffered from severe bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts in nineteen or three. He spent four months in a sanitarium in wisconsin as treatment. His doctor encouraged him to spend more time in the outdoors. Traveling to national parks. Mathur found the wilderness calmed his nerves and he managed to avoid more serious episodes for a time but matthew continued to struggle with alternating periods of mania and depression throughout his life during the nineteen seventeen conference he breakdown that alarmed his friends albright contacted. Mathur's wife jane who asked bright to bring her husband to a doctrine pennsylvania fearing that mathur's career would be ruined if the news got out jane mathur albright in secretary lane work together to hide. Mathur's condition alright served as the agency's acting director while his friend and mentor recuperated for eighteen months. But one day in one thousand nine hundred eighteen albright received a telegram. Porous get out the flags dust off my desk on coming back. Mathur's return would lead to some of the greatest strides of his career. It would shrink the period of growth for the national park service. It would mean a giant leap toward growing the ranks of rangers who protected the parks. Mathur's.
"nationals park" Discussed on American History Tellers
"Adopted at a meeting of the commissioners in the valley was suppressed by the combined action of some of the commissioners in san francisco and the governor and never presented to the legislature the state geological survey has worked for its own immediate interest in getting appropriations and worked the interests of the yosemite valley. It would be better for the valley. If these clashing interests could be entirely separated. Clark asserted that if the california government wasn't willing to take proper care of yosemite maybe the federal government should take it back although the legislature has done all in their power to throw away this munificence gift from congress yet. We would appeal to congress to not sanction their action in the matter but to either compel the state to preserve it for the great purpose for which it was intended or else as she is forfeited her right to it to take it back and reserve. It still has a national park for public resort recreation. Will you not still so far. Take interest in the manner as to use your great influence with the congress to have them protect this valley from the encroachments of private claims that it may be forever kept free for the great public as a national park furious with his old colleagues decision to suppress his report. Olmstead took his fight to the press. He wrote a public letter. In the new york evening post affirming value of yosemite as a public good it is the will of the nation as embodied in an act of congress that this scenery shall never be private property but that like certain defensive points upon our coast each i'll be held solely for public purposes. Alm says article helped started petition to defeat. The congressional bill granting hutchings his exemption the move worked. The senate refused to vote on the bill. The house had passed effectively killing it for the moment. At least the side of conservation had one but hutchings remain confident of his eventual. Legal success he turned to more pressing matters. If intended to expand his natural tourism business. he'd need a sawmill for lumber and someone to run it. He placed an ad looking for the right man on march. Twenty eighth eighteen. Sixty eight a scruffy looking scotsman hopped off a boat onto a san francisco doc approaching a carpenter on the street. The man asks for the quickest way out of town when the carpenter questioned where he wanted to go scotsman replied simply anywhere. That is wild..
"nationals park" Discussed on The Guardian's Science Weekly
"The the guardian. It is unequivocal are the first words. In a new report from the intergovernmental panel on climate change these stark words referring to the human activities affecting every corner of the planets land air and sea already hundreds of the world's top scientists and all of the government signed off the report which concludes that it could get far worse if climate targets are not immediately grasped experts warn that global heating needs to remain below one point five degrees celsius and there are many approaches to getting this done. One of the ideas being pushed by the prime minister is to protect thirty percent of the uk. Land in a boost for bio-diversity. Boris johnson wants to count national parks towards this total but a guardian exclusive found. That's an area twice..
"nationals park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"And you can tell it's just this labyrinth of Hats and rocks and it is the kind of place where people can get lost. So they don't recommend you just freely hike into this area. They actually have a three hour. Ranger led hikes. That you can do so. This is one of those hikes one of those tours that you wanna book ahead of time and then arranger will go with you into the labyrinth. Which is the fiery furnace. And you can hike through it. You'll learn a bunch of information and you won't get lost because you don't wanna be lost. Their the next thing is if you keep driving on the road you get out to doubles darden and this is really the end of that. Eighteen mile stretch on the road. It has the least amount of visitors because those people who are coming for just an hour to drive through probably not going to travel this far into the park. There's a place where you can park at the lot. And then you can hike in to a path that will take you if you did the whole thing at seven point two miles to do the round trip. But you're going to pass eight different arches as you do that and some of them are really famous arches. So like you have landscape arch is out. Here and landscape arch actually have like four different national park- guides and none of them agree on the size of landscape arch so somewhere between two hundred ninety feet to three hundred and six feet in with. This is the one that i mentioned. That's really delicate. And so they don't even want you standing underneath it but you can see it from this hike that you're doing doubles garden. The double arches. Also here which is where you have these arches that are the two arches was kind mounted on top of the other one so a lot of cool arches. And you're not going to see many people so for a lot of people who've spent a lotta time at arches. The devils garden area really seems to be a favourite for them. And when we come back we're going to talk about camping options for arches national park.
"nationals park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"Are a few campsites. Believe there's about four campsites between redwood and the state parks but they all have limitations of the rv length being between about twenty four to twenty eight feet. so we're talking about really small. Rv's can co into these sites. And i bet a lot of a mark somewhat difficult to access because there unless you're straight on that highway one. A one. a lot of stuff is going to be difficult to drive. So that wasn't really an option for us and probably for a lot of people out there the. Us forest in the area has a few more options that accommodate bigger vs. They actually have more in terms of the length of like thirty to forty foot sites so we may be could squeeze into one of those but the thing to know is that you don't have any hookups or you say don't have electric. You don't have you don't have water. Which might be fine for boondock in a few days. Were always traveling with our dog. And so and you can't have the dogs premature parks. I'll talk a little bit more about that at the end but we always want to make sure that when she's stain in the rig for the day we run in the morning and then she's usually exhausted and we have her stay in the rv. We make sure it's either warm enough or cool enough depending on where we're at. We have surveillance cameras so we can watch her throughout the day and then we leave you know some music or some other noise on for her so she's not kind of interrupted by the noises of the rv park and she does and fine with that setup but we know that going to the national parks means. You're not bringing your dogs along. We try to make sure that we're staying in a place where we have hookups and we can make it comfortable for her to hang out there for a few hours. While we go explore the park's where we ended up staying was the crescent city. Koa and i like this koa. We have a youtube review on this. So if you wanna check out our youtube channel we go through and have a review on the whole campground. It is very small for a koa and they kind of border along the redwoods park. I think they actually may be lease. The land are have a little bit of an agreement with the land. So you have these giant redwoods. You're pretty much in redwoods which is really cool but it also means that this is not one of your big super. Koa's with big roomy spaces to turn around your rig and park into spots. I think there were maybe only three or four spots that even could fit an rv of our size and that was one of the deluxe sites. And that's what we were in. We ended up being in. It was a little difficult to navigate. Investors spot and a little difficult to navigate out. We were afraid we might hit a tree at one point but we didn't so it ended up being just fine that people were very nice and we. We enjoyed it a lot so great. Koa we had planned to stay on the south side. Like i mentioned in a town called trend dad and we were going to stay at the azalea glenn. Rv park but we had to head back early so we ended up not getting to have some time on the south side. I think my overall recommendations. I have a few recommendations and one of them is that i think ideally if you had five nights four. Five nights for the redwood national park and state parks..
"nationals park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"Sure that your parking your travel trailer or trailer your motorhome somewhere and then you have a different vehicle to take into these next areas. I'm going to mention so. The first is stout grove and this is up in jedidiah state park area which is in the northern part. There's a road called jalan Hill road and we accessed it from off of highway one ninety nine it's wind e it's tight it's mostly unpaved so of course it's not motorhome friendly. You can't turn around on this road not in a motor home at least In our jeep. We're fine and it was totally doable with a jeep even in stock car. I think he'd be fine. Just need to go slow because it is unpaved. The actual trail that you take to get into stout grove is only about a half mile. So it's not bad at all. You're not really dealing with stairs or any major elevation change though it's a very easy trail to take. And then what makes this area so cool because you have redwoods all over the place but what makes this area so cool is that they get a lot of flooding from the nearby river and what that does is it prevents the under story trees and the other plants and stuff that are kind of at lower elevation along the ground from growing. And so what you end up. Are these big clear spaces where you can walk around. And then you just have these massive giant three hundred foot tall redwood trees that are around by you so it's really impressive to see you feel like an aunt among these giant trees and it was really fun for the kids at one point in the trail it forks and just so you know that fork is going to make a big loop so it doesn't matter which direction you take your eventually going to come back out and you'll exit backup at the trail the same place where you came in from one of the things that makes this area so cool as there's fallen redwoods so the kids can see the underside and the root system. You can hike on two places you can Walk around him. There's places where they're kind of out in the inside and you can almost walk into the trees so the kids just treated it like a giant playground and they loved this area. The next place to talk about is fern canyon so first of all you had to gold bluffs beach so you're taking what's called davidson road which will just be off of the one..
"nationals park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"Colorado the rockies sierra nevada is the cascades expect that there's probably going to be some sort of fires they may not be large but you're probably going to have to deal with some sort of fires so in so web is the place that you go to check that that spelled i. n. c. i w e b and that's really the national spot where they'll put any fires that are around so you can just look at a map real quickly. See what fires are in the area. It'll tell you. What the containment is it'll tell you if there's any road closures where you can get more information when we were evacuated from our house because a wildfire last october this is where we would check in every single day to see what the containment was up to and what the plan was for the day and where the fire had moved to so this is the place to check four or five information. Good spot to just check as you're doing any trips out west. The other thing to know is To check for the air quality index and the site that i liked us for that is called purple air. And it's just a website you can go to and you can see what the air quality looks like. If you have an iphone you can also see the air quality index. Just by putting the location that you're going to in the map and where it shows you the weather just below that it says i in have a number there so you know generally were between kind of thirty two seventy and most of our cities but during our trip in the pacific northwest. We were easily in the upper one hundreds and sometimes as high as four hundreds in some of the places. Now those Those locations were just so saturated in ash and smoke that we actually ended up leaving and driving through and continuing driving because we we couldn't even deal with breathing the air in that area. Be sure to check your air quality index and kind of stay on top of that. We made the mistake of leaving from crater lake and had been checking the oregon department of transportation information and we knew that we didn't have a highway closure for one ninety nine but we didn't even think about the fact that it becomes california and they actually had had the highway closed on the california side because they were dealing with a fire now happened to open the morning that we drove through so we lucked out in had just opened but there was still smoke. There was smoldering on the side of the highway. There were trees. That were still inflames So they must have decided it was safe enough for cars to pass through but they were very much dealing with that fire. So just something to know that when you're dealing with heading out west be sure you're staying up to date on fire information. So that is general stuff about the logistics. When we get back we're going to talk about the sites and things to see..
"nationals park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"Seneca motorhome throughout us and canada when borders are open. And we've been to thirty four of the national parks so we tend to bring you content about the national parks. But we have to talk about other. Rv related things today. We are discussing redwood national parks and state parks because there's a combination to those. Why would we visit redwood national park. Well these are the tallest trees on earth. So last week in the podcast. We talked about the biggest trees on earth in terms of the weight. The coastal redwoods are the tallest trees on earth. These trees were actually almost destroyed in eighteen. Fifty logging really started in the area and at that point in time there was two million acres of old growth redwoods that they had an existence and today only five percent of that remains because of the logging industry The redwood parks protect thirty five percent of what remains of that five percent and then much of the rest of that is held in public lands. And there's about one percent of it that is held privately and that doesn't mean that they're being destroyed and logged in that one percent of private Privately held redwoods. but mostly. You're kind of seeing more tourist attraction attraction type stuff so things that you would see at a private attraction but not necessarily at a national park. And we'll talk about some of those things at the end of the podcast so the tall trees is probably. What's bringing new to redwood national park but there's also a lot of other cool things to see there some old ranches that you can see. There's old minds that used to be around there. Some remnants and sites related to those minds there is world war two our stations. Which was something that surprised us going down highway one. Oh one along. The coast is how many of these places were put into place during world war two so that they could monitor everything going on with the war Pretty interesting there. And then there's some old home sites as well in redwood area there's also forty miles of coastal beaches so it's not just the trees and the redwood groves and all those areas but you also have the coastal beach and everything related to the coastal beaches tied polls and all those types of fun things and then you have those beaches surrounded by these really tall trees and impressive. Old growth redwood areas. So let's get into the logistics i..
"nationals park" Discussed on Exploring New Places Podcast
"All of this hikes is the giants for his enlarge poll day hikes which include a high coal moro rock. If i'm saying that right if you have to you have to climb about three hundred fee of stairs to get to the summit of this rock but when you get there. The view is spectacular. If you're not afraid of heights because it is very high but it's beautiful. A lot of people do this hike and the pictures that you take their while and if you have pets in youth think about taking your pets with you the bart recommence you to make your own decision while keeping in mind that you and your bed are a higher risk of the injured by the wildlife vets are not allow in all areas of the park. The only areas permeated roads campgrounds and picnic areas. Wayne back to a parks and the activities. You can explore. It's interesting to know that we most take care of this natural beautiful places. They'll help us to create new memories. Between the years of drought of two thousand twelve. To two thousand sixteen scientists documented thirty three giant sequoias. That died stand dean. This is so sad known. Sequoia corn furs were able to survive. Which is another type of tree but many sequoias did not make it. I say this because it's important to remember how fragile and important nature is an how much it helps us to do many things. Our next topic is restaurants. You can't visit within the bark so exciting to communicating pandemic though. There are many restaurants that you can only order to go check for their business hours in how they are serving serving their costumers. H restaurant has their own roles. Before i forget keeping mind that most restaurants are open during some seasons. Only therefore i repeat planning your visit before you go and you don't want you know to be there and encounter any unpleasant surprises peaks. Restaurants are guac suci. I think that's how you say lunch. Is that restaurant that is open year round and these restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Box lunches are available to another year. Round restaurant is their grand grove restaurant. So and this also serves breakfast lunch and dinner. I think all of the restaurants within the park. Serve all three meals there. Other restaurants courtyard enlarge. Paul deli market and snug bar is open from made april to meet october there. We go see dr grow. Snug bar has indoor and outdoor seating. This is another restaurant. Cedar grove snack. Bar has indoor and outdoor seating But this restaurant is open seasonally from late may to middle torpor and it also serves like i said breakfast lunch and dinner. Most of their restaurants do so. Make sure your chicken the business hours and you know the kind of food or yeah your preferences before you go now. It's time for the fun facts. I have three facts. That are interesting to learn fun. Fact number one is that giant sequoia grow only on the western slopes of the sierra nevada in california between thousand and eight thousand feet in elevation fun fact number two. Is that the general. Sherman tree is the world's largest tree measured by volume. It stands two hundred and seventy five feet tall. That is eighty three meters tall. And he's over thirty six feet in diameter at the base. So just imagine how tall these street is is the world's largest tree that is so interesting fun. Fag number three is that in september of nineteen sixty four president lyndon b johnson signed the wilderness. Act which made the preservation and protection of wild places a national priority as a result of that act and so constant consequence state. Federal legislation sequoia inking and canyon national far currently protect over aide. Andre in eight thousand acres of designated wilderness in addition to the not the twenty nine thousand five hundred acres of proposed wilder nets. We have reached the end of today's episode episode number. Two of exploring new places deal learns on interesting and on about this national park. I invite you to leave a comment with a mountain emoji on her facebook. Page in which is exploring and by the way The it's capitalized as well as the end. P. is exploring and key. This will tell us that you are considering going to this national park. Also don't forget to let me know what country is or seeds you would want to explore and learn more about a seed so for our next episode in which will be going over the station. That should not be overlooked.
"nationals park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"So jeremy was hold onto elsa for dear life and making sure she didn't accidentally slip or fall definitely not a place to bring your toddlers But it's a very cool hike. Its considered moderate to difficult because of all the stairs and the elevation. And then the fact that you're kind of Really exposed and out there. Once you get to the upper levels you can see a really cool view of mount whitney at this point in time you can see pretty far off into the distance we were here during some really bad wildfires. I think this is just the common thing when you're going to california parks now So there was tons of smoke along the way we were almost to the point. Where you're you've hiked above the smoke and the smoke has settled down below you so our sunset view was really beautiful and it was amazing to see that but unfortunately it looked that way because of all the smoke that was in the air And it makes it a little bit difficult to be doing the hikes when you're breathing in all that smoke but moral rock very cool to see if you've seen a lot of pictures of people who have visited sequoia. You're probably often seen moral rock. The next place i wanted to talk about is crystal cave. We did not actually get to see crystal cave because it was not open this time of year. It's only open through memorial day weekend up through september in my guess is with last year with the pandemic. I'm sure they didn't even open crystal cave at all. Maybe perhaps they'll be able to open it with some limited tours this year. I don't i haven't looked into it. So i don't know the details. You'll want to make sure that you check this and you probably need to book your tour ahead of time. That's really what most of the parks are going to with. The tours is having those booked ahead of time. Type of deal what they do is they. Have a fifty minute guided tour..
"nationals park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"You're listening to the home school. Podcast where we make travel educational amphion. Let's walk among the giants as we head to sequoia national park. Thank you for joining us on. The rv homeschool podcast. My name is amber steven. And i'm your host. We are a family of four that travels in our jaco seneca motorhome with our two elementary age daughters. We travel the us and canada when borders are opened and we love bringing you content about the national parks and other fun rv travel ideas so we took a one year hiatus but we are back and trying to bring you some regular content from all of the national parks that we've been to lately so thank you so much for joining us if you're new to the podcast. We like to talk about the logistics specifically about driving with your rv to the locations and things that you need to know and consider then we'll go into some of our trip highlights things that we liked hikes places to visit stuff like that and then we usually end with some camping ideas in any other general tips and recommendations for you so let's get started with sequoia national park. So why do you want to visit sequoia national park. While first of all sequoia has the largest earth. And i'm talking about large in terms of volume so just the overall width of the trees. It was the second national park and it was designated to protect these massive trees that are within its space. It has the highest mountain peak in the lower forty eight. And that would be mount whitney which stands at fourteen thousand four hundred ninety four feet in elevation. It also is home to thirty different sequoia groves throughout the park now this is only grow in the sierra nevada range which is kind of in the central part of california it's between five thousand and seven thousand and elevations sets pretty high up there and Trust me you feel that is. You're driving your rv pretty much from sea level and working your way up into the park. These trees are the largest in volume but they are not the tallest that designation goes to the redwoods which are along the coast of california. And we'll talk about that in our podcast on redwoods national park the sequoia trees are also very old and some of them are over three thousand years old and one of the other really interesting things about the sequoias is that they. They're seeds fall down in the form of these pine cones these big green cones and in order for them to release the seeds which will actually generate new force growth..
"nationals park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"You can check this out to and be great spot to see that type the hot springs you also have artists paint pots over here so if you don't do mud volcano you can do artists paint pots or vice versa. And you'll get a chance to see that type of a feature. Next is the upper loop so the upper loop. I'm GONNA think of more in terms of kind of four corners because there's really four towns that that mark the four corners of this loop and we already talked about Norris which is in the southwest corner and of course that has midway kaiser basin and artists paint pots. What's and then Kenyon village? Which I said was the village where there is a ranger station and stuff? So that's the southeast corner. Also were the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone will be at and then from there. We took that Kenyan village road and headed North Up to Tower Roosevelt. Now this road I hear is going to be closed for part of summer. Twenty twenty twenty. So just be sure you check on the website. I don't know when the closure starts on I don't know if that's been announced and how much of the summer that's going to affect things. But you won't actually be able to take this road north to go up to Tower Roosevelt You can still get to Tower Roosevelt. You're just GONNA have to kind of go the long way on the other side but when we went we were able to head North to Tower Roosevelt and then from Tower Roosevelt. This is where you could get onto the bear tooth highway and head out of town going towards the entrance. That is kind kind of Lower Montana Upper Wyoming on the east side if you were to drive out on that road. The bear tooth highway is if you're going exit park you're going to get to Lamar Valley. And Lamar Value Valley has a lot of features that are similar to hate him valley. You have those big vistas and you'll see different wildlife but it's more known for seen wolves so if it really matters to you to try to spot a wolf while you're on this trip. Then you're GONNA WANNA hit up Lamar Valley because that's probably your best bet if you are headed towards Tower Roosevelt. Some of the other things to see here are tower falls waterfalls and then the petrified tree is up here too so it's pretty easy to kind of. Stop there pullover. It's it's near the road and then it's a petrified tree so if you've never seen that your kids haven't seen that that's a super bowl nothing to stop and check out If you continue kind of on that northern part of the route then it will head to the West and go over to mammoth hot springs springs. Now mammoth hot springs is the biggest town in the park. It's where the park headquarters are at where the Rangers live. And you can tell that this is really the town for the the park. It's open so all your round so the road that goes from mammoth hot springs and over to tower. Roosevelt is actually the only road that's open through the winter in yellowstone the rest of the roads. They they don't clear you can take a snowmobile on them if you're part of one of the snowmobile tours. But you can't drive a car on him because They're covered in snow but up in mammoth hot springs. It's really cool to see. This is where the terraces are the The travertine terraces. So you can see those. They're really big. There's some different places where you can get out and hike around which is really need to see. We also saw a bunch of elk. Here I mean like in the road. You can't can't even drive because there's so many elk all over the place so I guess if you WanNa see elk is probably a good spot to go as well side note. Though this. This is not a hot springs you can bay. Then if you're from these coaster not used to hot springs out West. We have a ton of hot springs in a bunch of your mountain towns in places where you just have these natural hot springs. There's places that put in swimming pools and kind of Fuel pump some of that hot spring water are into the pool and then you can soak and sit around and do all sorts of stuff. So there's a lot of hot springs out west and that's one of the things I love about this area area but yellowstone. The mammoth hot springs are not hot springs for us to go in. There actually is one place where you are allowed to get into some hot springs natural literal hot springs and dip into it and I just learned about that recently. I didn't even know about that in the current trip. But I'll tell you about that right right now so apparently in boiling river. which is Kinda halfway between Gardner and mammoth? There's an area that you can stop and then you can go to a a hot springs kind of area so there's kind of some different pools and stuff so you need to you. Know Bring your swimsuit flip flops and all that kind of stuff And it's not not exactly like people don't know about it but if you do WanNa do a soak while you're in yellowstone that's the place where you can do it then as you continue back south heading towards Norris your pass roaring mountain in this is the place where you'll see the funerals so this is the steam. That's just kind of smoking and coming out of the side of the mountain so really cool. Cool to see That's probably one of the last highlights there on the upper loop and when we come back we're going to talk about camping at Yellowstone National Park.