9 Ways to Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service

NPS-logoThe U.S. National Park Service isn’t quite a centenarian, but the old gal is looking pretty chipper with those 99 candles on her birthday cake this year.

There were national parks before Aug. 25, 1916 — Yellowstone had already been around for more than 40 years at that point — but Congress’ establishment of a parks agency brought administration of federal parks under one roof within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Continue reading

Chimani National Parks Named Top Camping App

TalkAndroid_Forums_Logo-420x315Chimani National Parks is one of the top 7 best camping apps for 2015, declares Talk Android, which focuses on Android and Google related news.

“There are few things more enjoyable than having the privilege of seeing even just one of North America’s 59 national parks. The experience is like no other, and the Chimani National Parks app aims to give the latest news on the National Parks, photo galleries, audio tours, hiking trails, and more,” according to Talk Android’s Brad Ward. “There’s even a way to keep track of each park you visit in addition to a feature that will assist you in visiting parks in the future. It comes with offline GPS navigation as well, so there’s no need to worry about a cell signal!”

Other apps that made the list include the the Kampgrounds of America (KOA) app, Google Keep, Audubon Birds Pro, Compass, Survival Tools, and AllTrails.