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Eastward Bound

We're headed to Denver with great expectations. We're also loaded with toys! More adventuring to come! And according to all forecasts.... Rain!

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Choosing a Path

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Choosing a Path

For the fun of it, I took a look at Google Maps this morning and entered in each park I'd like to visit during the course of "The American Project." Decidedly going in alphabetical order doesn't make a whole bunch of sense. See the image below...

30,833 Miles not including travel inside our parks seems a bit excessive.

I think we'll take another route. Somehow going from Death Valley, CA to the Everglades, FL, then to The Grand Canyon AZ seems like wasted miles with so much in between. =)

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Parks I'm Vistiting

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Parks I'm Vistiting

This is an ambitious list but I've decided on the preliminary National Parks I'd like to visit in conjunction with this project. They are, in alphabetical order:

  • Acadia, ME
  • Arches, UT
  • Badlands, SD
  • Big Bend, TX
  • Bryce Canyon, UT
  • Canyonlands, UT
  • Death Valley, CA
  • Everglades, FL
  • Glacier, MT
  • Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Grand Teton, WY
  • Great Smoky Mountains, TN
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • Joshua Tree, CA
  • Mount Rainier, WA
  • Olympic, WA
  • Rocky Mountain, CO
  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon, CA
  • Shenadoah, VA
  • Yellowstone, WY
  • Yoesmite, CA
  • Zion, UT

Any suggestions for additional places I should visit?

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Saved by Shawn and Jennifer

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Saved by Shawn and Jennifer

I’ve been tinkering with a dji-Phantom with a GoPro 3 Black Edition for the past week.  This morning I made the mistake to taking the ship out in winds that were too strong for her.

Thankfully, good Samaritans are not a dying breed. I had the rig branded with the Rogers Global logo.  After losing control, the fail safe system built into the Phantom’s programming kicked in and it made an emergency, but controlled, landing. After hours of searching, I had to eventually call the search off. Unbeknownst to me, it landed near two of my newest neighbors a couple of blocks away.

Suffice it to say, I was thrilled to hear from Shawn that he had found the aerial rig, googled me, and got in contact. Thanks to Shawn and his family, I’m going to sleep just a little bit happier. It’s good to know that at the end of the day, the timeless tradition of having your neighbor’s back is not dead.

-Jared

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This Week at Interior

This update brought to you by Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy DOI.

Here are some of the things that happened this week at Interior: The First Lady stops by the Department of the Interior, and thanks employees for their hard work during challenging times; Secretary Jewell holds her first webchat to mark Earth Day and National Park Week; Interior will team with GSA to update its fleet to include more hybrid vehicles; and Secretary Jewell underscores the importance of youth engagement at a National Park Week event in northern Virginia. 
Thanks,
Tim Fullerton
Director of Digital Strategy
U.S. Department of the Interior
www.twitter.com/Interior

I wonder if relaxing the Department of Interior's policy on commercial filming could work into President Obama's: America's Great Outdoors initiative...

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