The 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 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.
Daydreaming of a National Parks getaway at your desk but can’t get on your mobile device? Keep the dream alive: we’ve now put all of the great park information from our award-winning mobile apps online, so you can plan your trip or virtually experience your favorite park while surfing the Internet. Continue reading
Death Canyon is one of the most popular destinations in Grand Teton National Park, despite it’s rather intimidating name, and it’s just one of dozens of great hikes you’ll find in this diverse park connected to nearby Yellowstone by the equally scenic Rockefeller Parkway. Continue reading
Wikitude, whose SDK software powers one of the most innovative features in Chimani’s mobile travel apps, recently showcased the Viewport augmented-reality tool that gives app users detailed information on what their viewing through their device’s camera while tours the U.S. National Parks.
Read it here: https://www.wikitude.com/showcase/augmented-reality-chimani-national-parks/
“Suit up” with your bow ties, boas, and Bean boots on Aug. 28 for a night of fun to benefit Teens to Trails, a nonprofit outdoors group that sponsors and supports high-school Outing Clubs. Continue reading
“Open the app and start daydreaming,” writes Gardner.
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