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Saturday’s scene: National Public Lands Day

2012/09/28by Donna Hull


Hiking to Bullhead Lake with Road Scholar

Did you know that today is National Public Lands Day? In celebration, admission is free to all of the U.S. National Parks. But, you can do more than simply visit a U.S. outdoor treasure. Join more than 170,000 volunteers at over 2,100 sites across the U.S. as they plant trees, perform trail maintenance and participate in a host of activities to maintain and restore our natural assets. It’s not too late. Check out this map for volunteer opportunities in your state.

Have you volunteered on National Public Lands Day? Post a comment to share your experience. After hiking¬†in Glacier National Park with Road Scholar, Alan and I have an increased appreciation for public lands. We’ve already marked next year’s event on our 2013 calendar.

A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.

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Heather on her travels
September 29, 2012 at 3:10 am

Looks like you had great weather for your hike – I do love blue skies and mountain scenery!
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Donna Hull
October 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Heather, I enjoy reading our posts about hiking in Europe. We’ll have to meet up for a hike some day.


Mike September 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I joined in an organization where its main is to plant one million trees and beyond. Despite the scorching sun heat, we defied it. Right now, the organization has planted over million seeds throughout the country.


Donna Hull
October 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Great project, Mike!


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