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No. There is no transverse (east/west) road across the Southern Sierra Nevada between CA120 and Sherman Pass Road. There is a lot of space there, but it's very rugged. Roads run up into the mountains from the west and from the east, but they're not big, many are unpaved, and they all end well short of the other side of the range. In addition, most of the ...


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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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So, according to the National Parks Service: Weekly Passes Weekly passes are non-transferable and are valid for 7 consecutive days including the date of purchase. Weekly passes may be upgraded to annual passes within 7 days of purchase. Private Vehicle: $30. Valid for 7 days. Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or ...


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In the US, this sort of vehicle is known as an RV, or recreational vehicle. You are allowed to drive them on a category B licence from the EU, though you may need to be 21 years old. (You will need a BE licence if you want to drive a car or light pickup truck with a trailer attached.) You will also need your International Driving Permit. It's not usually ...


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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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I have no source to prove this, but from several personal experiences, here is what you can do: you enter by car and buy a pass for the car. Turn right around and park outside Use the shuttle to enter the park. Show the receipt and up to four people can get in on it. That was also recommended by a ranger that we asked about it. This is from the 2013 and ...


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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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I just went through and looked up all the ratings. Below is the list of National Parks, sorted by rating and then by number of reviews as of September 1, 2016. National Park Rating Reviews ------------------------------------- Badlands 4.9 549 Virgin Islands 4.9 94 Arches 4.8 851 Sequoia ...


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I think your friends are rather misinformed. I am unaware of parks closing at any point during the year apart from the occasional holiday or similar occurrence. For example, the Oka national park is open all year round as can be seen here: Parc national d'Oka is open year-round from 8 a.m. until sunset. Source Basically, visit the information page of ...


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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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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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It is a physical card, around the same size as a credit card. On the back is a space for 2 signatures. The person using the card must be one of the two people that has signed the card, and you need to show additional ID (eg, a drivers license) to prove that. When you purchase it they will punch a hole in the card to set the expiry month, with the expiry ...


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I use these types of cabins quite frequently and it is different for each cabin. One cabin is more strict and each person has to check in at the national park desk, so they can account for each person (in case someone doesn't return they know to send a search party), which is nice. Another cabin, one person reserves it and everyone just shows up and ...


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As a Utah native who loves Zions, has lived in Southern Utah and well, generally treats that area as his backyard I can't help but answer this. Answer: We are at the end of the summer season and school in Utah has already started, if your planning to go in the next couple weeks unless you are going on a Saturday, Sunday, or Labor Day, the parking lots aren'...


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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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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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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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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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In Canada, many parks have a summer season. For example, the Mont-Tremblant provincial park in Quebec, where these color changes can be seen has its facilities mostly open during the high season (July and August) but most facilities open from mid-May to mid-October. In general, in Eastern Canada, the summer is considered starting on Victoria Day weekend, ...


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Every national park has a different entrance fee policy, but the three you are going to all have the same fees: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: $30/vehicle for 7 days Yosemite National Park: $30 $25/vehicle for 7 days (it reduces for the winter season to $25 starting November 1) Grand Canyon National Park: $30/vehicle for 7 days That adds up to $...


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This answer is for my assumption that you want to go camping on your own/with friends (without guides and porters), and this comes from someone who has camped and hitchhiked a lot in a country where relatively very few people do so. 1) Camping in national parks is strictly illegal unless done in a designated campsite after paying authorities. If caught ...


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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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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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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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