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OK, It's called the Hite Crossing Bridge, and a Street View shot is available at this link that best matches the angle you have. It confused me for a bit as yours is using a long lens, but you can 'walk' down the hill and confirm it's all the same rocks, and in your shot you can just make out the Hite Bridge in the background, which is certainly the one at ...


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The main Renfe website only lists long-distance trains. The line that goes through Aiguafreda is a local line belonging to Rodalies to Catalunya, operated by the national Renfe but administered by the Catalan government. You can find information about it on the Renfe Rodalies Barcelona (Barcelona suburbs) web page. The line you want is R3, starting in ...


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There are 59 National Parks in the US, including Joshua Tree National Park. There are also numerous "National Monuments", including Cabrillo National Monument. National Parks, with one or two exceptions, have one thing in common - they are big! Ranging from very big, to very, very (very!) big! In some cases transport is available within the park - at ...


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There's a good description of the difference between the two on the National Parks website The full version is at the link above, but in short : National parks emphasize strict preservation of pristine areas. They focus on protecting natural and historic resources "unimpaired for future generations." Park rangers work for the National Park Service ...


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Yes, you can certainly drive to Bamfield by car (which is located right around the word "Rim" in your map above). The main route takes you through Port Alberni and uses semi-public logging roads. If you're renting a car, be sure that your insurance covers driving on these roads. I don't know for sure, but if I had to guess I would assume it does not. ...


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The two main ways to get there via boat are via Island Packers who leave out of Ventura, or Truth Aquatics who leave out of Santa Barbara. If you're scuba diving, Truth is great, but for most trips, Island Packers is cheaper and has a better schedule. You can also fly to Santa Rosa island, which has a small dirt runway, accessible from the Camarillo airport. ...


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The pass is available for purchase directly at a number of locations, as per this list. You can not collect receipts and turn them into a pass after the fact (given that receipts rarely list any person details, if you could do this you'd expect to see people selling receipts for below face value on eBay!). You can upgrade a single entry receipt into a full ...


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It depends on the park. Some of them have accommodation within, others just outside or in nearby towns. Let's take Joshua Tree National Park as an example, since you're looking at going there. You can fly in or take the train into Palm Springs, nearby, or drive. There are specific entrances to the park, where you usually pay a fee for conservation and the ...


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In April the temperature is usually above 10 degrees Celsius, and the scenery is somewhere halfway between green and "brown". The real pro is, that the place isn't crowded, like it is in the summer months. I would rather visit the lakes in April or May than in the summer. You can get weather data from here. Here are some pictures to help you decide.


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Not the scale of the Badlands, only a small museum, there is Dinosauria Museum in the South-West of France, somewhere between Carcassonne and Perpignan in a small village named Espéraza. Near that place there is another museum dedicated to the Tautavel Man. This region on the foothills of the Pyrénées mountains is also full of medieval Cathar castles.


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There are quite a few safari camping trips, or organised trekking tours - and they mention for example, that "Wilderness camping sites may include pitching tent in a cave or under a rock face, by the lakeside or high on the plateau. ". They also suggest "the indigenous Vadda people are always helpful to campers with the Vadda village being an interesting ...


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I have hiked to the top of Half Dome twice, once in September 1996, and in June 2009. I didn't do any particular preparation either time; however, I was prepared for a long day hiking, and had reasonable fitness. If you've hiked in the Alps for 5 hours or more in one day you should be ready to tackle Half Dome. You should prepare for the weather with ...


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Regarding Himalayan National Park The climate is typically the Western Himalayan temperate and alpine type. There are four distinct seasons recognized for GHNP: spring (April-June), rainy/summer (July-September), autumn (October-November) and winter (December-March). During winter, the precipitation is in the form of snow even in lower elevation (1,560 m) ...


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Greyhound runs to Marathon, Ontario at the gates of Pukaskwa National Park (17 hours from Toronto, twice daily). However, you still need to find a solution for the last 20 km or so. It seems there exists a local taxi service. The coastal hiking trail is 60 km, which Parks Canada claims to take a full week to hike. The Can-Ar coach connects Moore Falls, ...


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The Algonquin Parkbus runs until at least October 13th - after that it switches to an as-yet-unannounced winter schedule. However it stops going to and from Algonquin the last weekend of September. On the matter of hiking, they say: Highland Backpacking Trail (19 & 35 km loops) is easily accessible via our Lake of Two Rivers stop. Short 800m trail ...


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Trying to take the entire park in with just one day will be a lot of driving (300+ miles) and not a lot of time for sightseeing. I would concentrate on the lower loop and work in some variety. Stop at Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basins to stroll around a bit. Both are fairly level with a variety of different thermal features, geysers, hot spring pools. ...


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According to a few Serbian websites, camping (setting up a tent) is not allowed in Kopaonik NP. A few Serbian campers mentioned setting up a tent a bit far off the road in the woods (being aware it's disallowed). Further search found this inn/restaurant which includes camping grounds. It is located in Vlajkovac, 244th km of the road from Belgrade (that ...


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All I can say after research that there is no such thing there as areas for camping - you can set your tent anythere in safe, and relax. But be aware to the rules of National park. There are general things there, but I suggest you to check this on arrival. During summer in Kopaonik some hiking tours are available from various firms, and, maybe, you could ...


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There is a bus going from UB to Terelj. If I remember correctly, it runs once every 2 hours? (at least several times a day). We got our info in one of the bars/cafes that is run by an expat. (I don't remember the name , it is a cafe that kinda stands out. lots of wood, it somewhat resembles a mountian hut. They organise tracks and stuff.) the place is called ...


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Are you using a different Google Maps than I do? The one I am using shows a lot of roads in the area -- not in the reserve itself, of course. There is even a shuttle bus going to Pachena Bay and Bamfield from May 1 to September 30. You could also fly to the Bamfield airport.


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I've never been there myself, but this map seems to indicate that there is approximately 100 feet of elevation loss/gain over the course of the mile. Also note that on the official list of Joshua Tree nature trails, three trails (Bajada, Cap Rock, and Oasis of Mara) are marked as "accessible", which probably means that someone with a walker or wheelchair ...


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See articles R111-32 to R111-35 of the "Code de l'Urbanisme" created by Décret n° 2015-1783 du 28 décembre 2015 relatif à la partie réglementaire du livre Ier du code de l'urbanisme et à la modernisation du contenu du plan local d'urbanisme Camping out of campsites can be prohibited on protected sites, national parks, within 200m of water sources, near ...


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While it personally pains me that someone would play golf or tennis while there are animals to be searched for outside the camp, in arguably the top game reserve in the world, I realise it's each to their own :) Skukuza, the biggest camp inside the park is also the most 'touristy'. And yes, the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate there has not only a tennis court, ...


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Protected Areas Internationally speaking, both natural parks and natural monuments are defined as protected areas, which, according to its current definition from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN), means: A protected area is a clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective ...


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Have a look at http://www.autobusni-kolodvor.com/en/terminal.aspx. There's a bus at 7 am that goes to Plitvice (en route to Serbia). It seems like the last bus to Split leaves at 3:45 pm, which gives you just over 5 hours at the park. You need to be at the bus stop early to flag the bus when it comes. If you get off at entrance 2 at Plitvice (which you can ...


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At $80 from the airport directly to Jasper vs $40+ from city center you value your time at nearly nothing. You will waste considerable time traveling to downtown, and then waiting until midnight for the bus. All for about $30. Or you can land at the airport, get on a highway bus and be in Jasper in about 5 hours.


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Banff and Jasper are no different than Yellowstone in terms of summer traffic. Campgrounds, hotels fill early, lots of folks enjoying the sights and trails. Plenty of traffic on the road between the two.


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About five years ago I hired a car from Cairns and drove to the Daintree as you suggest. It is easy and scenic drive. A ferry crossing is included. This way you can find your own accommodation and easily get around if you want to hike, day-trip to the reef and generally explore. I have not investigated public transport; there might be a bus service. You ...


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It seems the answer would be yes. Wikitravel's entry on Yala National Park mentions that a day entry pass fee costs LKR 3500, which probably includes camping. I don't find an official government website listing rules, but there are many tour operator pages which mention camping. Yala Hotels (at Yala National Park) says their tour package includes (my ...


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Indeed, the prospect of someone else falling and leading to a 'domino effect' is frightening. When I was there, I saw someone drop a water bottle. It bounced a few times and then plunged thousands of feet down the granite face. The National Park Service has recognized that the Half Dome ascent has become too crowded, and recently began requiring permits ...



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