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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Footprint travel guide site has a good page about the park in English. They describe how to get to the park independently and also mention a camp ground within the park at Los Fierros. I did not quote the relevant parts here, as I am not sure about the copyright implications. I think if there is a road in Bolivia, you can also park there. They are ...


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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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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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So 'points of interest' is probably way too broad, so I'll focus on the National Parks. There are 59 National Parks in the United States and territories, across 27 states (and territories). California has nine of these: Channel Islands Death Valley Joshua Tree Kings Canyon Lassen Volcanic Pinnacles Redwood Sequoia Yosemite Some of those, as indicated ...


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You can leave your bag at the entrance for a small price, I think it was around 2-3 euro. There are some lockers, though the big ones are rare, so in case you have a full-size luggage, you need a bit of luck, but it worked for me. Going early to the bus stop is very crucial. I didn't reserve any tickets, I don't remember whether it was even possible to do ...


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According to their website, Killarney provincial park is served by the Park Bus. Looking at the schedules of the bus from Toronto it seems that either the bus runs only in August and in the beginning of October, or that all the other seats have been already booked. Looking on other travelling sites yields the same result: the only other public transport ...


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If you arrive early enough you can park at the visitor center. But it is often full before 10 am. So, if it is full, you'll have to backtrack into town: The National Park Service has a map of park & ride areas in Springdale which you may be able to use. Some of these are standalone park and ride facilities; others are sections of hotel or local business ...


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Depends on your appetite for risk. The parking lot at Everglades does have a security patrol and is fairly busy, but they aren't responsible for any losses incurred. I personally wouldn't care if someone can see my luggage in the backseat, but that's me.



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