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Winter Activities in National Parks, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoes and Snow Photography

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If you didn’t make it to a national park this summer, don’t worry. Many of out national parks actually offer many winter activities and chances are you’ll be dealing with fewer crowds.

At Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming there are traditional winter activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

In Yosemite there is an outdoor ice-skating rink with one of the best views in the park.

Or, if Yosemite inspires your inner-axel atoms, it was after all, the photographer’s favorite subject, then sign up for a winter photography walk.

You can learn how to capture winter scenes on film with the help of a pro-photographer guiding you all through the park.

Since Death Valley is one of the hottest spots in the world, then winter is my best time to go. At night the skies are perfectly clear to go stargazing.

And the Kalaloch Lodge in Washington’s Olympic National Park is known as one of the top places in the country for storm watching. Between November and April, you spend the night just to watch the Pacific Ocean churning during a powerful winter storm.

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