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National Parks

Barbara Sinotte Hunter Publishing ePub

Location: 5 miles north of Moab. The world's largest concentration of natural stone arches is found in Arches National Park. Over 1,500 of these "miracles of nature" grace the 73,000-acre area. A 41-mile paved loop road in the park leads to the major sights, including Balanced Rock, Skyline Arch, Double Arch, and the Fiery Furnace; reservations are required and must be made at the visitor center. The road to the trailhead for famous Delicate Arch is paved, but beyond that, on to the Delicate Arch Viewpoint, it is unpaved but passable to cars. Arches National Park is open seven days per week, 24 hours each day. The visitor center is open daily, except Christmas, from 8 am to 4:30 pm, and later from mid-April through September. Campfire programs and ranger-guided walks are offered during the summer. Ask about the Junior Ranger program.  Camping  The 52-site Devils Garden Campground is open all year. Individual sites are available on a first- come, first-served basis. You must pre-register at the visitor center or entrance station. A $7 per night fee is charged from March to October, when water is available. Facilities include tables, grills and toilets. Wood gathering in the park is prohibited; bring your own wood or charcoal for the grills. Two group sites are available and may be reserved for 10 or more people. Reservations are taken by mail or telephone beginning January 2nd for the year. The group camping fee is $3 per person per night, with a minimum charge of $30 per night. Children who have not begun first-grade are admitted free. No RVs or campers are permitted in group sites.  Hiking & Exploring  Arches is a great place to explore, but the climate and landscape can cause major problems for the unprepared. Summer temperatures can exceed 100F (38C). Carry water (one gallon or four liters per person each day), and wear protective clothing. Winter daytime temperatures are generally comfortable, but at night it often drops below freezing. Plan ahead! Trails are marked with cairns (piles of rocks). Follow these carefully and stay on the trails. Sandstone "slickrock" is fun to climb on, but can crumble and break easily, and maybe slippery. It is much easier to climb up some areas than to get back down. Use your common sense and turn back before you reach your skill limits. Backcountry permits are available free to charge at the visitor venter. There are no backcountry trails or campsites.  Stay on the trails so you don't impact the cryptobiotic crust covering the fragile desert soils or the other plant life.This is very, very important! Be sure to take and drink water. A gallon per person per day is recommended. Don't skimp, even on short trails! Wear good hiking or walking shoes. Carry out all of your trash, including cigarette butts. Leave everything as you found it. Trails of Arches National Park  All trails are marked on the park brochure map, and are listed here in order as you proceed north into the park from the visitor center. Delicate Arch:3 miles, round trip. Fairly non-strenuous trails take visitors to several other arches. There are also backpacking areas and unpaved four-wheel-drive roads. Desert Nature Trail:0.2 mile. Start at Arches Visitor Center. A short, self-guided nature walk that follows numbered posts which correspond to a brochure available at the visitor venter. Park Avenue Trail:1 mile. Start at South Park Avenue parking area; ending at Courthouse Towers parking area. This easy trail follows a canyon bottom offering a close-up of massive fins and monoliths. Look for potholes after rains. Hikers may begin at one end and be picked up by a driver at the other end. If walking the round trip, it's shorter to retrace your steps on the trail, than to walk along the road (and much more enjoyable!). Balanced Rock Trail:0.2 mile. Start at Balanced Rock parking area. A short loop leads to the base of this famous formation. Walk up close to get a real feel for its size! The Windows:0.9 mile. Start at Windows parking area. This easy loop leads to North and South Windows and to Ruttet Arch. Return to the parking area along the trail, rather than going "cross- country" through the vegetation and cryptobiotic crust. A slightly longer return via the primitive loop goes around the back of the two Windows, for a view of the Spectacles. Double Arch Trail:0.25 mile. Start at Double Arch parking area (just around the loop from the Windows parking area). Take this short, easy stroll and stand under the twin awe-inspiring arches featured in the movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade . Delicate Arch Trail:1.5 miles (one way). Start at Wolfe Ranch parking area. This moderately strenuous trail crosses a swinging bridge over Salt Wash and continues up the slickrock, finally emerging at the arch. Take water, wear hiking shoes, and avoid the midday heat. There is NO shade along this trail! Fiery Furnace:Start at Fiery Furnace parking area. Ranger-guided hikes explore this labyrinth of sandstone canyons. Check at the visitor center and the bulletin boards for hike schedules. The moderately strenuous hikes cover about two miles of trail and take 2 to 3 hours. No marked trails exist in this area so, unless you are an experienced explorer, join one of the guided hikes. If you do go exploring, be sure to avoid cryptobiotic soils and fragile plant life; walk only on sandstone or in the sandy washes. And don't get lost! Devil's Garden Trail:2 miles (round trip) to Landscape Arch, 4 miles (round trip) to Double-O Arch, 5 miles (round trip) to Double-O Arch returning via the primitive loop trail. Start at Devils Garden Trailhead. Longest of the maintained trails in the park, the Devils Garden Trail passes nearly a dozen arches and offers excellent views of the fins, Salt Valley, and the La Sal Mountains. The trail to Landscape Arch is fairly easy, but is somewhat steeper and rockier beyond the arch itself. The primitive trail adds a mile to the return trip and goes down into mysterious Fin Canyon. Tower Arch Trail:2 miles, round trip. Start at Tower Arch Trail-head. This moderately strenuous trail leads to a spectacular arch in the Klondike Bluffs area. An alternate, much shorter trail begins at the end of the four-wheel-drive road on the west side of Tower Arch.  Bicycling & Climbing  Bicycles are welcome on roads in the park, but there are no designated bike trails. All bicycles must abide by vehicle regulations and are not allowed on any hiking trails or off established roads. Technical climbing is permitted, but is only for experienced climbers. Climbing is not allowed on any arches named on the USGS topographic map, nor on Balanced Rock and a few other locations. Check at the visitor center for more information.  Fees  Entrance fees are $4 per vehicle for a seven-day pass into Arches. Individuals walking, on bicycles or motorcycles, or traveling in commercial or charter buses are charged $2 each. For further information, contact the Superintendent, PO Box 907, Moab, UT 84532,ph. (801) 259-8161 (voice mail) orph. (801) 259-5279 (TDD for the hearing impaired).

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5 Creating Your Brand Platform: Dimensions and Ethos

McNally, David; Speak, Karl Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

You can be any brand you want to be!

Now that we have your attention, let us explain. The possibilities for your brand begin with your values, guided by your purpose, your vision, and your commitment to making a difference for others. Visions and intentions become a reality through well-executed tactical plans. The same is true for building a strong personal brand. You have to develop and manage a plan for your personal brand. At the core of your personal brand plan is your personal brand platform. This chapter will provide you with a pragmatic, simple, and proven framework to define your personal brand platform. After you have defined your platform—steeped in your values—your brand possibilities are unlimited.

A personal brand platform contains three key elements: a set of personal brand dimensions, a personal brand ethos, and a personal brand promise.

Personal Brand Dimensions: the combination of roles, standards, and style that defines the unique aspects of your personal brand. In this chapter, we’re going to show you how to use the model we gave you in chapter 3 to identify and chart the key components of your brand.

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CHAPTER 16 End of the Trail

Paul N. Spellman University of North Texas Press PDF

C H A P T E R 16

End of the Trail

AS HE APPROACHED THE HOUSE walking along Twelfth Street,

Captain Rogers bundled his heavy coat around him a bit tighter, his tall white hat pulled down over his brow. The north wind was blustery that day, whistling down the hill as he reached the intersection and crossed to the front steps of his house. But that was not entirely the reason he kept his coat wrapped around his chest.

Two of his grandchildren met him as he reached the steps with cries of “Grandaddy!” calling the others from inside as well. Soon they had gathered around the gray headed gentleman. A tiny smile grew beneath the white mustache as the captain patted each of the little ones on their head. He stepped back from the wiggling entourage and his eyes widened. The children froze in anticipation;

Grandaddy always brought some prize when they visited. The old

Ranger reached inside the heavy coat and retrieved the tiny puppy from under his vest. The children squealed in delight and ran inside to tell their parents what a wonderful gift had just arrived.

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CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE Mindfulness for young people

Karnac Books PDF


Mindfulness for young people

Liz Hall


indfulness is no longer widely viewed as the preserve of hippies and monks. In recent years, it has gone mainstream, extending into secular settings including employment, mental health, parenting, and education.

Mindfulness has roots in Buddhism although there is a tradition of contemplation within most religions, including Christianity.

Its secularisation and growth in popularity is due in part to the work of people including Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center for

Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His Mindfulness-Based Stress

Reduction (MBSR) programme has been implemented worldwide, along with many variations in all sorts of settings.

We are living in times of unprecedented complexity, choice and change and our young people, of course, are not immune to what goes on around them. We are seeing rises in depression and anxiety, including among young people, and the growing evidence base for mindfulness indicates it has much to offer here. Mindfulness-based therapy is now recommended by the UK government body the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence, as the go-to therapy for recurrent depression.


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Instruction to Author

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub


Submitting Papers to the Journal:

1. Manuscripts submitted for publication consideration should be sent electronically, via e-mail attachment, to Dr. Elizabeth Murakami and Dr. Natalie Tran, Editors, Journal of School Leadership, at jsl@unt.edu. Two (2) copies of the manuscript should be attached: a master copy, including a title page (see instructions below) and all citations and references, and a masked copy of the manuscript, with the title page and all other author identifying information removed (including citations and references pertaining to any of the contributing authors’ works). Attachments should be in Microsoft Word format. Authors will receive e-mail acknowledgment of receipt of their manuscript within two weeks of submission. If confirmation is not received within this period, contact the editor.

2. All manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and follow the style outlined in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

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