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Congaree National Park Fireflies – Interview w/ Jon Manchester – Part 2

03-08-2024 Love Hiking News recently interviewed Congaree National Park Chief of Visitor Services, Jon Manchester about the Congaree National Park Firefly viewing event. In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Jon discusses his background, what makes Congaree special for fireflies, and where to see the fireflies.  Table of Contents Congaree National Park Fireflies – […]

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Congaree National Park Fireflies – Interview w/ Jon Manchester – Part 1

Love Hiking News recently interviewed Congaree National Park Chief of Visitor Services, Jon Manchester about the Congaree National Park Firefly viewing event. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, Jon discusses his background, what makes Congaree special for fireflies, and where to see the fireflies.  Congaree National Park Fireflies – Interview w/ Jon Manchester

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California Super Bloom: The Top 10 Spots for Wildflowers

Whether you call it just a Wildflower Bloom or a California Super Bloom, 2024 is going to be awesome. With the wildflower season on the horizon, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in nature’s spectacle. The 2023 El Niño brought an atmospheric river that brought storm after storm, bringing a tremendous amount of rain

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Superbloom or Superbust? Death Valley’s Rainfall Reality.

Death Valley is a name you wouldn’t expect to hear regarding record-breaking rainfall. But when the remnants of Hurricane Hilary swept through in 2023, it resulted in record-breaking rainfall. That storm dumped a staggering 2.2 inches of rain in just one day, making it the park’s rainiest day ever. The recent atmospheric river also brought

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Yosemite National Park’s new Visitor Access Management Plan

Yosemite National Park, a beacon of natural beauty, is at a crossroads between conservation and visitor experience. With the park’s ever-growing popularity comes the challenge of balancing preserving its pristine landscapes and accommodating the throngs of visitors eager to explore its wonders. The National Park Service (NPS) proactively addresses these challenges by developing the Visitor

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NPS’ Abby Wines on Potential 2024 Superbloom in Death Valley

Love Hiking News’ Rich Hersey corresponded with officials at Death Valley National Park to gather insights about the anticipated 2024 Superbloom event. Abby Wines, Management Analyst for Death Valley National Park, provided detailed responses in this informational exchange.   Will there be a Superbloom in 2024?  “Based on all of this, I predict there will

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What makes the Sailing Stones of Death Valley move?

In the heart of California’s Death Valley, a mysterious and captivating natural phenomenon has puzzled observers for decades: the Sailing Stones. These rocks, some weighing hundreds of pounds, glide across the flat surface of the Racetrack Playa, leaving winding trails etched in the dry lake bed. The answer to this long-standing enigma lies in a

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