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Cave Tours, Hikes, And Bird Walks Highlight Wind Cave’s Summer Ranger Programs

Rangers at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota will be offering a variety of interpretive programs this summer. Thirty tours will be offered through the world’s sixth-longest cave each day beginning at 8:40 a.m., with the last tour entering the cave at 6 p.m. In addition, there will be tours of the Sanson Buffalo Jump and bird walks.

Tioga Road In Yosemite National Park To Open

Yosemite National Park's famous Tioga Road, which has remained closed since last fall due to the huge winter snowpack that buried the Sierra, was to open to cyclists and hikers on Wednesday, and then to wheeled traffic on Thursday, park staff said. However, there will be limited visitor services available from the Tioga Pass Entrance Station to Crane Flat and motorists were urged to drive carefully due to debris and water that might be on the road.

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