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On August 25, 1916, the National Park Service (NPS) was established to protect and preserve the then-young system of park areas being designated for the benefit and enjoyment of people throughout the country and visitors from around the world.
Now, in 2013, there are over 400 areas that are administered by the NPS, ranging from battlefields to coral reefs, Yosemite to the Washington Monument, Everglades to Bandelier National Monument. The anniversary of that date is celebrated by having a Fee Free day, when there is no entrance fee to any National Park Service unit anywhere in the country.
At Bandelier National Monument, there will also be a special hike offered that day. The Trails Program Manager will be leading an easy morning hike along the park’s cross-country ski trail to a proposed site for an overlook of Frijoles Canyon.
The hike will be less than 3 miles round trip, hiking time probably around 2 hours, and will provide great views of the upper canyon and a chance to see a pair of Ancestral Pueblo eagle traps. Meet at the Ski Trail/Cerro Grande trailhead (Hwy 4 Mile Marker 43.5) at 9 a.m. Bring water, snacks and appropriate footwear and clothing for on and off-trail hiking.
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