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At the time of me writing this post, there are 398 parks within the national parks system. While many of the most popular national parks charge an entrance fee, there are a large number of parks within the system that are free of charge year round. For the parks that charge an entrance fee , the national parks service designates certain days throughout the year when they waive this fee and offer entrance into all of the parks at no charge. This includes all national parks, as well as the lesser know national monuments, national seashores, national preserves and national recreation areas. The free entrance days vary from year to year. For 2013, National Parks free days have been designated on the following eleven days:
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Like to snowshoe in the national forest? Looking for extra stability and grip hiking north shore rivers? Check out Black Diamond’s new Compactor Ski Poles . Their ultra-light and compactable features got our attention. The Flint-lock™ is an external camming mechanism that allows you to adjust the pole length while keeping the pole shafts together, creating a stronger joint and preventing accidental openings. It opens and closes easily for quick modifications.
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