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Saguaro NP in July . . . . am I insane?

In July I will be in Tucson for a work trip. I won’t have a ton of time for sightseeing but I would love to get to Saguaro since it’s literally right there. It is obviously not ideal to go in Saguaro in July, but I want to take the chance I have to see a new NP (especially when someone else is footing the bill for the flight). Assuming the heat isn’t too bad at the time, if I go in the early morning, and pack the recommended water amount, is it feasible to get a short hike in and see some of the park? Or it is really a “don’t even try” situation? Thank you for the advice!

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2024/02/12
02:07 UTC

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Manyara National Park: An Overview

Nestled in Tanzania, Manyara National Park stands as a testament to the diverse and captivating wildlife that graces the African continent. This protected area, covering approximately 330 square kilometers, is renowned for its lush landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and unique wildlife experiences.

A Symphony of Biodiversity

Manyara National Park is home to a rich array of flora and fauna. The park's diverse ecosystems encompass dense forests, grassy plains, and the picturesque Lake Manyara. Visitors are treated to the sight of elephants, giraffes, zebras, and a myriad of bird species, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers.

The Enigmatic Mountain Lions of Manyara

One of the park's most intriguing inhabitants is the mountain lion, locally known as the leopard. While leopards are not typically associated with mountainous habitats, Manyara National Park offers a unique environment that challenges these big cats to display their climbing prowess.

Climbing Adaptations: A Survival Strategy

Manyara's mountain lions have developed remarkable climbing abilities to navigate the park's varied terrain. These adaptable felines showcase their agility by effortlessly scaling trees, seeking refuge or scouting for prey from elevated vantage points. This behavior sets them apart from their counterparts in other regions, creating a distinctive spectacle for lucky onlookers.

The Spectacle Unveiled: Witnessing Climbing Lions

Safari-goers visiting Manyara National Park are often treated to the awe-inspiring sight of climbing lions. Watching these majestic creatures ascend trees with elegance and grace is an experience that etches itself into the memories of those fortunate enough to witness it. The park's acacia trees, in particular, become the stage for this unique display of natural prowess.

Conservation Challenges and Efforts

While Manyara National Park provides a haven for diverse wildlife, including the climbing lions, conservation challenges persist. Habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, and poaching threaten the delicate balance of this ecosystem. Conservation initiatives, both local and international, play a crucial role in preserving the park's unique biodiversity and ensuring the continued existence of its extraordinary inhabitants.

Visiting Manyara: A Safari Adventure

For those seeking an unforgettable safari adventure, Manyara National Park beckons with its enchanting landscapes and charismatic wildlife. Whether you're a seasoned wildlife enthusiast or a first-time safari-goer, the park's diverse offerings, including the remarkable climbing lions, promise an experience that transcends the ordinary.

In conclusion, Manyara National Park stands as a testament to the beauty and resilience of African wildlife. The presence of climbing mountain lions adds an extra layer of fascination, making it a must-visit destination for anyone eager to witness nature's wonders in action.

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2024/02/11
16:37 UTC

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Reminder today’s the perfect day to go to National Parks!

Everyone’s going to be at home watching the Super Bowl and you will pretty much have the park to yourself. Big holidays like the Super Bowl, new years, Christmas are when no one’s going to be at national parks.

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2024/02/11
22:21 UTC

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One week for Olympic and one week for mt Rainer and north cascades

where are the cheapest places to stay in the four sections of Olympic?

How many nights in each section?

For mt Rainer and north cascades, where are the cheapest places to stay in those areas?

I’m thinking about doing hotels most nights maybe 1-2 nights camping per week, maybe non at all.

6 Comments
2024/02/11
21:27 UTC

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Creative ideas for park unigrid collection?

I have been collecting unigrids from all the parks I have visited but they are just sitting in a box. Does anyone have creative ideas on what they do with their collection? Thanks in advance.

4 Comments
2024/02/11
18:38 UTC

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Mount Rainier NP (July 2023)

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2024/02/11
18:17 UTC

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What world be a good park for April . West coast

Joshua tree or RMNP (again) or some else

6 Comments
2024/02/11
17:16 UTC

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Haleakalā crater. My 62nd park. Did not disappoint.

Design I made following the trip using a 1950s USGS topo map of Haleakalā.

1 Comment
2024/02/11
16:12 UTC

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A geology class lead by a Ranger in Glacier National Park [OC]

3 Comments
2024/02/10
18:37 UTC

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Ooh Aah Point - Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

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2024/02/10
21:56 UTC

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Passes are free for active duty and veterans.

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/veterans-and-gold-star-families-free-access.htm

This came up in the comments on a previous post so I thought I'd remind everyone that active duty military can get free annual passes and veterans get free lifetime passes. This gets you into Nat Parks, Nat Monuments, Nat Wildlife Refuges and more.

2 Comments
2024/02/10
17:55 UTC

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White Sands, NM - 09FEB2024

Just really liked this photo and wanted to share. Loved the park

2 Comments
2024/02/10
14:09 UTC

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Best location to see Mt Hood with a 4 year old?

We'll be going late spring next year. Is there a shorter (less than 4-5 miles) trail you recommend? Or even somewhere on the outskirts of the park to see the mountain? We've never been to Oregon so I'm new to the area!

15 Comments
2024/02/10
13:05 UTC

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Dickson Falls Trail | Fundy National Park

Had a great time at Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, Canada!

0 Comments
2024/02/10
12:41 UTC

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2+week Eclipse Road Trip planned for this April, How did I do?

4 Comments
2024/02/09
21:47 UTC

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Is it hard to get the entrance reservation to Yosemite NP this month?

I booked a refundable hotel reservation for feb 17-19. I'm hoping to score the reservation for entrance when it opens on the 15th. If I do it exactly at the time it opens, is there a good chance I'll get the entrance reservation or is it gone as soon as it opens?

Also, is the Horsetail reservation separate from the entrance reservation? I have to make both?

Thanks in advance!

4 Comments
2024/02/09
21:56 UTC

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