Vote For America's 10 Best National Parks
USA Today has a website composed of 10 best lists, based on voting by readers. Right now they have a campaign going to identify America's 10 best national parks. Their "experts" have nominated 20 parks and readers are voting to narrow the list. From our area, the parks listed below are in the running:
Go here to read details and to vote. Here's their introduction:
Many consider America's national parks to be her greatest treasures. You have until MONDAY JULY 14 at NOON to vote for your favorite, as we pit mountains against canyons, lakes against rivers and coasts against prairie.
Capitol Reef Fruit Harvest
Capitol Reef National Park includes heritage fruit orchards that are one attraction in an area overflowing with scenic landscapes. Most visitors come to drive backcountry routes and hike adventure trails, and they are pleasantly surprised when they find they can pick and eat fresh fruit right in the heart of the park.
You can actually pick fruit to take home, if you want to pay a modest fee. Here are details posted today on the park's Facebook page.
Fruit Update: On Tuesday, July 15, the Krueger Orchard will open for harvesting peaches. Cost is $1.25 per lb and the orchard will be open 9 am to 5 pm. Limited supply.