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Advice on Bryce Canyon/Escalante area with a toddler

My wife I will be visiting Bryce Canyon in early June with our 2-year-old son. We want to do the Navajo/Queens Garden loop. Would this hike be safe/doable considering one of us will be (mostly) carrying our son in a pack? We are in decent physical shape, but online I'm seeing some hikers say it is an easy hike and others saying it is strenuous and very steep. We're also looking for suggestions for other good bang-for-your-buck hikes in Bryce, Zion, Grand Staircase/Escalante area that would be good for us with the little one. Thanks in advance!
posted by burlsube on May 15, 2014 - 8 answers

About State Grants

Do I need to be a resident non profit of a state to be eligible for a grant from that state to do a project about or for that state? Are there general guidelines regarding residency or eligibility requirements all states tend to follow or do I need to dig into each state humanities organization to find out. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Economics 101: How to read national accounts

I'm trying to reconcile two numbers from the same national statistical agency. I'm looking for a dummy's guide for what defines the difference between the two numbers and how to use one to estimate the other. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan on Oct 22, 2013 - 6 answers

Looking for Germany Football (Soccer) Shorts

Looking to buy shorts for the German National Football (soccer) team online. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Who named Ghost Ditch? And when?

This past weekend I drove from Los Angeles to Tucson via Interstate-10, and took to noticing the names of the various ditches and washes that are spanned by the highway out in the middle of the high lonesome desert. There are a lot of them. Ghost Ditch, Taro Ditch, Larry Ditch, Stubby Wash, Fornat Wash, Itta Wash, Edom, Mccoy, Rollie, Bula, Sutro, Calotus, Esso, Arco, Teed, Turala, maybe a hundred between the ditches and the washes. The names don't seem to refer to nearby municipalities (there aren't any) or other geographical features, and are clearly part of the National Bridge Inventory. How were these 'waterways' named? Who named them? Were they named before the freeway required infrastructure to pass over them, or during the construction process, or when the NBI was implemented, or after the fact altogether? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on May 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Vegas and National Parks Itinerary Help

I'm looking for advice, suggestions, critiques, reviews of our July Las Vegas to Utah National Parks itinerary. [more inside]
posted by RoadScholar on Apr 1, 2013 - 23 answers

Travel advice needed

travel advice needed: Has anyone visited Vermillion Cliffs National Monument? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Dec 29, 2012 - 5 answers

What's your experience with the NPS?

Any National Park Service or other closely affiliated agency (BLM, Army Corps of Engineers, etc) able to speak about their experience with said agency? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Dec 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Were there tanks on the National Mall in DC on September 11, 2001?

Were there tanks on the National Mall in DC on September 11, 2001? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Dec 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Drive or metro to DCA?

Drivers of NoVA: Starting from the intersection of 123/Ox Rd. and 286/Fairfax County Parkway, picking a friend up from DCA/National Airport, flight arriving at 7am this Wednesday. Should I drive the whole way, stop at Franconia-Springfield and take the metro, or some other plan C? What will traffic, parking at F-S, and metro crowding be like and how early should I leave? What effect will the holiday have?
posted by anaelith on Nov 18, 2012 - 11 answers

Hiking in Shasta area

What are your favorite hikes in Shasta Trinity National Forest? [more inside]
posted by ethel on Oct 30, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me make a list of the can't miss speeches of the 2012 DNC convention.

I need help so I don't miss out on watching the best "can't miss" speeches of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Sep 6, 2012 - 10 answers

What bank should I open an account with?

I need a bank account for some work-related stuff. I need a debit card for it, like yesterday. What nationally available banks can I open a checking account with that will give me a (temporary, at least) debit card immediately? Bonus if they have a lower than $20 minimum balance. I'll be arriving in Wharton, NJ tomorrow to open this, so bigger bonus if there's a branch there.
posted by piedmont on Jul 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Suggestions for Acadia National Park?

Suggestions for things to do in Acadia National Park? [more inside]
posted by Dick Laurent is Dead on Jul 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Best country with no universal health care?

In the wake of the Affordable Care Act being upheld, there have been a lot of (joking?) references to Americans threatening to move to Canada to avoid socialized health care. But now I'm curious: if someone were really determined to move from America to a country with no kind of universal health care for its citizens, what would the most attractive option be? [more inside]
posted by Alexander Hatchell on Jun 29, 2012 - 32 answers

Whatʻs happening now?

Does an agency track colds and minor aliments like colds? [more inside]
posted by wandering_not_lost on Mar 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Cultural values affecting foreign policy?

To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Feb 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Can you help me identify this image?

Can you help me ID this photo? [more inside]
posted by fatedblue on Dec 22, 2011 - 25 answers

Negative national stereotypes

What are some negative national stereotypes that do not involve Americans as either the -typer or the -typee? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Oct 30, 2011 - 44 answers

Do ousted male lions lose their manes?

I was reading a book to my son (Face to face with Lions from National Geographic) and found a very interesting statement about male lions that our ousted from their Pride. According to this book, a male lion averages only 3-4 years as a leader of a pride, before a younger lion comes in and kicks out the old guard. The book says that the old pride leader then tends to lose his mane, making him look more feminine, which helps him be able to stick around with his pride, without confusing anyone as to who the real leader is now. [more inside]
posted by toekneebullard on Sep 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Quality and origins of the National or Ambassador brands of lamb sold in Korea?

Can anyone tell me about the National or Ambassador brands of frozen lamb sold in Korea, but from elsewhere in Asia - origins, quality etc? Anyone enough of a web detective to find more info, or can make an educated guess from what you know? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Aug 27, 2011 - 4 answers

How to illustrate U.S. public debt?

How would you illustrate the U.S. public debt of $14 trillion in a concrete way? [more inside]
posted by keijo on Apr 26, 2011 - 21 answers

Making travel plans to San Fran.

Trip planning to SF/Yosemite help! [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Apr 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Voting turnout in different countries

“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election” Why is there an apparent apathy of political participation in America, and to extend it a bit, how come voting turn-out is higher in some countries in others even if the countries in comparison are both recognized liberal democracies?
posted by espada0 on Mar 10, 2011 - 27 answers

Is there a robust world holiday calendar?

This metafilter post got me wondering - is there a robust website with all of these kinds of obscure world/national holidays?
posted by drewski on Oct 21, 2010 - 4 answers

How does this rice cooker work?

How does this rice cooker work? [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Sep 8, 2010 - 14 answers

Favorite trails in Utah's National Parks?

What are your favorite trails in Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Aug 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me with a move to Galway, Ireland!

I've just been shortlisted for an academic position at the National University of Ireland, Galway campus, but I'm currently living in Australia! Help me with the logistics of starting to consider this move, how we might do it and what Ireland (and NUI Galway, Galway the town) is actually like! [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Aug 7, 2010 - 12 answers

I Long to See Your Smiling Valley

I am going to Shenandoah National Park for a few days the last week of September. What are your favorite hiking trails, and other sights, in the park? Where would you recommend I stay? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jul 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Seeking recommendations for camping in the New River Gorge National Park

Camping in the New River Gorge, seeking recommendations for picking a camping area. [more inside]
posted by bricksNmortar on Jun 15, 2010 - 2 answers

Help make my cross country trip great

Additions, suggestions, and general information for my Cross Country (USA) Trip. Help me make it awesome please! [more inside]
posted by zephyr_words on May 26, 2010 - 6 answers

A nation of hypochondriacs

Has the American health care nonsystem made Americans more neurotic about their health? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Mar 27, 2010 - 26 answers

Which Parks? Shower Etiquette? Camping Ideas?

We are overwhelmed with choices for a 9-11 day driving trip from Los Angeles. Which national parks/areas are must-see, and which are skip-its? And other Car-Camping conundrums... [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall on Feb 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Can you help me identify what this is? (pic included)

I've been wondering about this for quite some time... [more inside]
posted by CaptKyle on Dec 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Are portfolio days for real?

I recently attended a National Graduate Portfolio Day for students interesting in pursuing an MFA. I had a positive response, making me feel confident about my work and its presentation. However, I am suspicious, as I haven't heard anyone telling stories that they were really chewed out or criticized by their reviewers. I actually tried to push some of my reviewers to give me negative feedback, but they were ultimately optimistic. Are these things for real, or are they just a way for schools to talk people into applying?
posted by davidriley on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

What to do when in the presence of your personal heroes (and how to avoid the cost and wait)?

Book festivals? National Book Festival? What to expect? [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Sep 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Children of the world and national anthems.

In primary/elementary schools of other countries, is it mandatory for children to sing the national anthem? [more inside]
posted by querty on Sep 16, 2009 - 66 answers

Why aren't there national grocery chains?

Why aren't there any national grocery chains in America? They all seem to be regional.
posted by Damn That Television on Sep 9, 2009 - 50 answers

How will Fiesta Nacional de España effect my trip?

I'm going to be in Spain RIGHT before October 12th (Fiesta Nacional de España), will anything be open? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jun 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Does an Irish citizen need a passport to travel to Spain?

Does an EU citizen need a passport to travel between EU countries? [more inside]
posted by aelish on May 14, 2009 - 14 answers

“The Heritage Club” in “Trading Places”

What is the real name and historical background of "the Heritage Club” in the movie "Trading Places”? I was an undergraduate in the city of Philadelphia in the early 1970s, and completely missed this until I saw the movie.
posted by Daddysugar on Mar 6, 2009 - 3 answers

A Bass Inauguration

Obama's Baltimore inaugural stop: Who sang the National Anthem? [more inside]
posted by jazzkat11 on Jan 18, 2009 - 0 answers

What is the largest National debt to GDP ever held?

What is the largest National debt to GDP ever held? [more inside]
posted by complience on Dec 23, 2008 - 8 answers

2008 election stats, stat!

I'm googling without success for 2008 US National election results broken down by race, gender, education, income. etc. Any ideas?
posted by wsg on Nov 10, 2008 - 9 answers

I want to fetch coffee for the future POTUS or staff

Best way to volunteer for the national presidental campaign? In the interest of being useful to a large amount of people, let's say either side is open. [more inside]
posted by msamye on Aug 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Zion Nat'l Park and other hot photo spots within a day's drive from Las Vegas?

How can I get the most out of a day visit to Zion Nat'l Park - or any parks within a ~2 hour's drive from Las Vegas? [more inside]
posted by MarkLark on Aug 5, 2008 - 11 answers

National Lampoon "non-jokes"

Does anyone remember "Non-Jokes" from National Lampoon magazine? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Apr 24, 2008 - 15 answers

Clark W. Griswold sure likes to sing!

Help me solve a bet regarding the Chevy Chase National Lampoon Vacation series [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Oct 10, 2007 - 10 answers

Priority list of things to see in Yosemite

36 Hours in Yosemite: I'll be attending a conference in San Francisco and will have most of the weekend to kill. We've already booked a hotel room just outside Yosemite National Park. I plan on seeing the Giant Sequoias, and generally just driving around. There's so much to see there that only 36 hours seems like a travesty. Alas. What are some must see things there that I can enjoy at a relatively relaxed pace in my short time there?
posted by Burhanistan on Aug 4, 2007 - 9 answers

identify some electronica

Old school techno songs identification: one remix of National Geographic, and one (mis-heard) quote. [more inside]
posted by sandking on Jun 21, 2007 - 1 answer

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