Mount Rainier National Park: Volcanic Activity and Park Geology - Ranger Scott Beason
Mt Rainier NP: Volcanic Activity and Park Geology – PWPR 21
September 10, 2018

A trip to Mount Rainier National Park brings you through lush landscapes dotted with wildflowers. However, a beast lies beneath the park! The mountain is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Does that mean the park is dangerous? On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers sit down with a Park…

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First Year RVing at Great Sand Dunes NP
10 Surprising Lessons from Our First Successful Year RVing
September 5, 2018

Two full-time RVers reflect on the lessons they learned in their first year RVing. Last April, I stood in front of our old house and stared at the “For Sale” sign in the front yard. The day finally came — Lucas and I packed the cats into the back of our mini cooper and we…

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Lewis and Clark NHP: A Multilayered Tale of Exploration - Ranger Jon Burpee
Lewis and Clark NHP: A Multilayered Tale of Exploration – PWPR 20
September 3, 2018

The tale of Lewis and Clark is one many Americans heard in school. Two mountain men who explore the west with a passion for adventure. While many of us romanticize the expedition, there’s a lot more to this story. The Corps of Discovery, composed of 33 people, heads west with military men, hunters, translators, a…

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Whitman Mission National Historic Site: Cultural Misunderstandings - Ranger Michael Bogert
Whitman Mission NHS: Cultural Misunderstandings – PWPR 19
August 27, 2018

In the early 1800’s the US went through a revival of Christianity and people of faith signed up to minister to the Native American people in the west. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman leave their lives behind in New York to become one of the first families to travel the Oregon Trail. They preach to the…

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Day Hikes at Badlands National Park: Sarah on the Door Trail.
The Best Day Hikes at Badlands National Park
August 24, 2018

The Virtual Kampers share their favorite day hikes at Badlands National Park so you can stretch your legs on that next road trip.

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Glacier National Park: Wildlife Safety and the Bark Ranger- Ranger Mark Biel
Glacier NP: Wildlife Safety with the Bark Ranger – PWPR 18
August 20, 2018

Bark Ranger Gracie has a big job at Glacier National Park: to keep wildlife away from high visitor use areas in the park. But once she’s finished her work, Ranger Mark Biel steps in and educates visitors on the importance of wildlife safety. Listen in to this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers to find…

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Little Bighorn Battlefield NM: Examining Why We Preserve Battlefields
Little Bighorn Battlefield NM: Examining Why We Preserve Battlefields – PWPR 17
August 13, 2018

The Battle of Little Bighorn is one of the most written about and mythologized battles in US history. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we talk with Ranger Steve Adelson about Custer’s Last Stand, the evolution of the National Monument, and why we preserve battlefields.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial: Preservation of the Sculpture - Ranger Blaine Kortemeyer
Mt Rushmore: Preservation of the Sculpture – PWPR 16
August 6, 2018

How does the National Park Service keep the presidents looking pristine? In this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers we discuss Mount Rushmore preservation efforts with the Assistant Cheif of Interpretation, Blaine Kortemeyer. We learn about his unique role on the Rope Access team — a unique group of Rangers who see eye to eye…

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial: The Story Behind An American Icon - Maureen McGee-Ballinger
Mt Rushmore: The Story Behind An American Icon – PWPR 15
July 23, 2018

Have you ever wondered how four presidential faces end up carved into the side of a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota? In this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we learn about the complex and controversial story of the American icon — Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Badlands NP: Growing Up In The National Parks - Ranger Aaron Kaye
Badlands NP: Growing Up in the National Parks – PWPR 14
July 16, 2018

What would it be like growing up in the National Parks? Ranger Aaron Kaye’s father was also a Park Ranger, and the National Parks were his backyard. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we discuss Aaron’s unique story and the many jobs he’s had in the Park Service.

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