Things to do in Yosemite when you only have one day and also the park is on fire! I'll be in Sequoia, finishing a backpacking trip on Tuesday, 9/22 around 10am, and was planning to drive up towards Yosemite from there. I want to be in San Fransisco by the evening of 9/24. I've never been to Yosemite and I'd love to see it, but not sure specifically where to go and what to do. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11
on Sep 16, 2014 -
Looking for a recommendation for a park or conservation area within an hour drive of Toronto. Travelling with kids who love swimming, and exploring waterfalls, but aren’t up to long or rugged hikes. Hoping to encounter waterfalls, ideally combined with the swimming area. Requirements – kid friendly swimming, some kind of washroom available, parking / drive in location. Does this place exist?
posted by walkinginsunshine
on Aug 8, 2014 -
I have allergies. I'm not sure to what, but I'm assuming it's something like pollen or mold since they seem to only really get bad outdoors. I often go to the park to run, and usually am just fine. Yesterday, however, as soon as I entered the park I felt my nose acting up. I was right, and my allergies went crazy as soon as I left the park; I couldn't focus on anything, and my day was essentially ruined. This has only happened a couple of times before in this particular park. My question is - why are my allergies usually okay when I enter this park, but once in a while go completely nuts? What can I try to keep this from happening again. [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers
on Jun 4, 2014 -
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 -
I am taking a one-day trip to Manhattan. I get off the bus from Boston Sunday night by Penn Station and am busy from 11 am Monday until I catch my return bus from Penn Station at 5 pm. Two questions: What cool thing or things can I do Monday morning for a few hours before my 11 am meeting with friends to eat lunch just south of Central Park? One thought is to just wander that end of Central Park. What would be a good take-out low-carb meal to get to eat as I leave town? Is there any good BBQ in that area to recommend?
posted by BearClaw6
on Feb 1, 2014 -
Is there a statue of a lion (or possibly Chinese lion) in or near a nature preserve or park in Central America? [more inside]
posted by Jacen
on Dec 29, 2013 -
I was invited to a cool work conference in Anchorage Alaska in late June, and after the conference I would really really really
like to try and see Denali if at all possible. I will only have 2 - 2 1/2 days.
Aside from the short time-frame, I will be all by myself. Also, I have two legs and can walk, but 'wilderness survival,' is not exactly something I have any mastery off.
Any general advice, specific advice, or help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by rosswald
on May 21, 2013 -
My husband and I just moved to Baltimore for me to attend graduate school. We're currently living in Mt. Vernon and are curious what things there are to do with a one year old around here (that are safe) preferable within a walking distance (parks, playgrounds, etc). Suggestions are appreciated!
posted by mooselini
on Apr 24, 2013 -
OK, guys, Jurassic Park is being re-released on IMAX 3D for ONE WEEK in April, and if I don't see it I will just die of sadness forever. It doesn't appear to be playing anywhere near me, and I live in Chicago, which should have everything, and I'm a-skeerd that I won't get to see it at all. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Mar 1, 2013 -
I want to take my little brother sledding. Where's the best place to go within a couple of hours of town? [more inside]
posted by Sauce Trough
on Feb 9, 2013 -
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 -
I am going to drive from Dallas to Austin in a couple of hours, first road trip with my dog. Does anyone know of any good parks in Waco, not too far off I-35, where we could stop and have a little walk?
posted by ericthegardener
on Nov 21, 2012 -
Chicago Question. My husband and I both work for the University of Chicago and are planning to buy a home in the next year. We are debating between Hyde Park and a condo or a single family home in the burb of Flossmoor. Where should be buy? [more inside]
posted by mcbietila
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Recommendations for what else to see and do around the Mission/Dolores Park on a supposed beautiful day tomorrow in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Asherah
on Feb 13, 2012 -
My girlfriend remembers a park from her childhood that had a lot of hammocks strung up in tree groves. She describes the park as rather large, with a lake nearby and a playground in the park. She is not sure whether this was in Berlin or Innsbruck, and gives the year as somewhere between 1991-1996. Perhaps the hammocks are only a seasonal thing; she says she visited this park in the summer. It would be really cool if someone knows of this park or a similar park that has lots of hammocks. [more inside]
posted by Mayhembob
on Jan 4, 2012 -
If a park ranger gives you a citation for violating the terms of a permit, is "Other rangers told me it's ok when I got the permit" a valid defense? Also, what are my obligations when no court date is specified on the citation? [more inside]
posted by ilikemefi
on Nov 15, 2011 -
ATTN: Indy -> Chicago Transplants... Please help me find somewhere similar to Cafe Zuppa. [more inside]
posted by meindee
on Oct 12, 2011 -
My wife and I were thinking of heading up to the Olympic Peninsula over Labor Day to do some camping and light day-hiking and would love any suggestions for areas, camp-grounds, hikes, etc. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by dersins
on Aug 8, 2011 -
Will Allen Edmonds shoes loosen up a bit in the front, or should I exchange them for the next half-size up? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento
on Jul 2, 2011 -
I'm looking for an observation tower on the top of a mountain or high area (not a skyscraper) that has/had a clear panelled floor in one small part of the walkway that let you see the valley floor below. No it was not the one at the Grand Canyon! [more inside]
posted by dukes909
on May 23, 2011 -
My friend & housemate has a big birthday weekend planned (London, Thursday – Monday). There's an itinerary, filled with lots of amazing things (spa days, aquarium, shows, etc.), but in the event that some of these places aren't wheelchair accessible, we need some back up events planned. What are some great places to go/see/party in London that are definitely wheelchair accessible, relatively easy to get to, and would be able to host a party of 3-8 people at the last minute with minimal hassle all around? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on May 18, 2011 -
Does anyone know anything about the abandoned amusement park Lincoln Park, in Dartmouth, MA just outside New Bedford? I am specifically looking for directions there - I drove there this morning and could see the abandoned Comet rollercoaster from afar but could NOT figure out how to get onto the property except by climbing the fence on Route 6. I'm supposed to have photographs from this site tomorrow: HELP! Of course any other histories, memories, etc would be great, too. Thanks hive!
posted by betsbillabong
on Nov 22, 2010 -
DC FILTER: Good place for a 21st birthday dinner (maybe 8 - 12 people) near Washington, D.C./College Park area? Looking for non-chain restaurants, parking/metro accessible, and prices affordable by college student standards. [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers
on Oct 18, 2010 -
What are your favorite trails in Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis
on Aug 9, 2010 -
What is this thing
? I saw it in a park in Lake County, Indiana, a few yards away from a small lake. There was another one a few yards away. I thought it might have to do with some sort of game, or maybe fishing (but there was another one a fair distance away from the lake.) It does not rotate. It's about five feet tall. Thanks.
posted by massysett
on Jul 13, 2010 -
Going on a second date tomorrow. A stroll in the park and I need recommendation for location and (possibly) activities. Austin, TX. [more inside]
posted by jstarlee
on Jul 10, 2010 -
I'm looking for a place to hold a company picnic roughly midway between Baltimore city and Prince George's County. We're looking for a park or other outdoor space that could accommodate around 100 people and permits the serving of alcohol. Grills would be a bonus (although realistically we'll probably end up renting them), and we definitely need space for a moon bounce! Our tentative date is August 7th. Ideas? Thanks!
posted by LizardOfDoom
on Jun 23, 2010 -
Looking to take my laptop and work inside a park somewhere in Manhattan. Ideally, should be inside the park, but anything right next to it works too. Since those are the closest to me, any locations in Thompson or Union Square parks will be the best. Thanks!
posted by zavulon
on Jun 19, 2010 -
As I have a dog phobia, how can I feel comfortable in a park on the edge of town where people frequently let their large dogs run loose? [more inside]
posted by datarose
on May 26, 2010 -
Does anyone have any parks, roadside attractions, and Must-Sees for a Saturday day-trip from Portland to Mt. St. Helens? [more inside]
posted by haplesschild
on May 22, 2010 -
Ask.Music : Is there a way to tell how many times a certain band or artist uses a specific word? (my google fu fails me, there has to be a website for this) [more inside]
posted by MechEng
on Mar 16, 2010 -
I know the park exists. I know the trail exists. I have my hiking shoes, my camera, and a car. Now where the heck is the trailhead? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger
on Feb 21, 2010 -
Are there any quiet, leafy parks not so far away from Sydney CBD area?
I'd like to be able to go there via bus/train in 30mins at most to go for a walk and chill out.
posted by neworder7
on Dec 25, 2009 -
How do massive long-stay carparks (like those at airports), that have too many cars to keep track of individually, deal with the problem of cars that are never collected? [more inside]
posted by cdenman
on Oct 9, 2009 -