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The Explorer’s Guide to the Animals of Grand Teton National Park

Many of the Grand Teton National Park animals are easy to overlook, especially considering the natural beauty of this park. These prominent mountains dominate the landscapes, and many tourists flock to the area to enjoy them. However, it can be an exciting adventure to see some of the many animals that call the Tetons home. …

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7 Best States to See This Rare Animal in the Wild

Some say you might have a better chance of spotting a unicorn, but wolverines exist. You just have to know where to look. If you are fortunate enough to run across a wolverine, should you be afraid? Let’s find out more about these enigmatic creatures and where you have the best chances of seeing one. …

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Hiking Hack: How to Identify Big Animal Tracks on the Trail

Even when enjoying the peaceful solitude that nature can bring, remember that you’re probably not alone. Pay close attention to your surroundings, and you might see and identify animal tracks. Some of those footprints on the ground aren’t from fellow hikers, but what are they? There are quite a few factors in figuring it out. …

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Are Bison and Buffalo the Same?

Here’s a true-or-false quiz: Yellowstone National Park has thousands of freely roaming buffalo.  If you said “false” or thought this was a trick question, we’ll give you points for being a smarty pants. If your answer was “true,” keep reading to learn about a significant case of mistaken identity in the animal kingdom. Are those …

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These Are the Best National Parks to See American Bison

A common bucket list experience for many people is to find themselves in a bison traffic jam or, at the very least, spot one of these creatures in the wild. It is unlikely you’ll forget your first time seeing a bison in its home environment, especially if you have one walk slowly past your vehicle. …

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5 Reasons to Not Feed the Wildlife While Camping

While it might seem cool to post a picture of a wild animal eating out of your hand on social media, the consequences of doing such can be severe. Not only are you potentially putting yourself, your pets, or others in danger, but you may also be damaging a fragile ecosystem. Today, we’re looking at …

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23 Best Olympic National Park Animals to Look Out For

Local wildlife finds a haven in national parks where visitors can look at threatened or reclusive creatures in their natural environment. Few parks offer the biological diversity range found in Washington state’s Olympic National Park animals.  This protected portion of the Olympic Peninsula has fascinating and unique animals on the land, at sea, and in …

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Avoid These Arizona Insects When Camping and Hiking

You have insects, and then you have Arizona insects. What’s the difference, you ask? Just the fact that Arizona has 50 species of scorpions is enough to make your skin crawl. Additionally, the state has over 600 other insects.  Fortunately, many aren’t poisonous enough to kill, and those that are, are pretty rare. Either way, …

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Avoid These Insects When Camping in Florida

When you think about Florida, insects may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But maybe they should be. With Florida’s mild weather, they’re something you have to consider year-round. Let’s look at some Florida insects you should avoid while camping. These Florida Insects Will Drive You Crazy! While you can shoo away …

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The Traveler’s Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park Wildlife

Having an abundance of wildlife is a great calling card for certain kinds of tourist destinations, and at Rocky Mountain National Park, it’s no exaggeration! Besides the spectacular mountain views, visitors can enjoy seeing many different kinds of wild animals. There are more than 60 documented species of mammals alone, including big game like elk, …

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Are the Grizzly Bears in Yellowstone Endangered?

​One of the coolest things about visiting Yellowstone is that it is one of the few remaining places in the Lower 48 United States to see a grizzly bear. Before our visit to Yellowstone National Park, we had lots of questions. Are grizzly bears endangered? How many grizzly bears are in the park? How are …

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Up Close With Bears at The Great Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Bears up close! Travel Stage: After Asheville, before NashvilleDate Range: May 12 – May 17, 2016Summary: We cross the Blue Ridge Mountains over to East Tennessee. We stop at Bush’s Beans Visitor Center and visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – andsee the smoky mountains bears up close!! ​ ​ We took I40 …

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