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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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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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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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You want 1 America the Beautiful Pass. (I don't think there is any such thing as a "US Parks Pass". Your link, usparkpass.com, is just a third-party site selling the same America the Beautiful pass.) If you read the rules for that pass carefully, it says: Allows pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle ...


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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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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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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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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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Not the answer you're looking for, but trying to get a selfie with a wild moose (elk) is a really bad idea. Moose are very large animals with fearsome antlers, and they will charge if you get too close and they feel threatened, particularly if they have calves to defend. And unfortunately, moose that have ended up in urban areas tend to be distressed and ...


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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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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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While it's obviously not entirely intended, the rules as outlined on the USGS site (I can't find a full "terms and conditions" document anywhere) imply that not only are there no practical obstacles to transferring the pass, but there are no de jure rules against doing such a thing either. The important rule from the questions seem to be: Who is admitted ...


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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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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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Well I took my chances and went to Joshua Tree with my toddler, including the Hidden Valley Nature Trail. Conclusions: We managed to do it and it was totally worth it. This trail was certainly the highlight of my trip and I highly recommend it. We made this the first big stop of our itinerary so my daughter would still be full of energy. She's pretty active ...


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Seems aggressive to me. That's about 4000 km and 45-50 hours of raw driving depending on whether you go for "scenic" or "fast". Distances are much larger than most Europeans are used to. Traffics is also a bit slower (lots of traffic jams, low speed limits) and the roads through the Mountains or along the Pacific coast are beautiful but slow. The national ...


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National parks in Nepal do not legally require you to have a guide. Guidelines, Rules, Acts, Policy, Regulation Collection 2073Language: Nepali Government of Nepal Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, doesn't state anything that make guide compulsory for a tourist. Two things that I have found concerning this question is: (National parks ...


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During the main season at the park (spring to fall, essentially), private vehicles are banned on the main park roads. There would simply be too many of them. You can park in various parking areas near the park gates, and there is a free bus that will transport you around the park. It's quite convenient and runs fairly frequently. I thought it would be ...


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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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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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