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The New NPCA Podcast

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has just jumped into podcasting, a welcome addition for those of us who love to listen to an insiders perspective on parks. The first program is with an interpreter in Yosemite National Park. It is a quality program, the likes of which we are sure to hear more of, in the months to come.

Clara Barton's House Goes High-Tech

Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, knew how to heal the wounded, but surfing the web was probably not something she did often, especially considering she died in 1912. Well, fortunately for us, the modern day web surfers of the world, the Park Service has set up a new online exhibit which provides an interactive look at her home in Glenn Echo.

And, Speaking of Volcanoes ... Audio Story at Lassen Volcanic

Ever hike to the top of a volcano? Typically, this is a pretty tough activity, but at Lassen Volcanic National Park, this goal can be accomplished through a 2.5 mile strenuous hike. It's a pretty popular activity, but, if you'd like to avoid the crowds, listen to this story about backcountry hiking opportunities within Lassen Park.

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