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β€œThe flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” β€” Gertrude S. Wister #TuesdayThoughts #SPRINGBREAK

πŸ“Έ: Drew Jackson

#SpringBreak - limited parking on South Rim. Arrive later in the day (after 4 pm), take Tusayan shuttle, or enter park through East Entrance. More tips - https://t.co/yKDKcK1nGF -pe

Come check out National Park Eminent Photographer Frank Lee Ruggles! Spots are limited! For more information, email barbara.houdek@wnpa.org or call 520-733-5159. πŸ“ΈπŸŒ„πŸœοΈ

Myth: Gila Monsters can spit venom.
Fact: Gila Monsters are the largest lizards in the U.S.
Learn more about our awesome Gila Monster Citizen Science project!


πŸ“Έ: Nic Perkins

Mostly cloudy skies & cool temps expected for this afternoon w/scattered snow showers in the Mtns & FtHills - rain & snow showers over the Plains. Little or no accumulation is expected in the mountains. Dry for tonight w/partly cloudy skies & cold temp. #COwx

Spring is beautiful, but a busy time of year at #GrandCanyon - March 19; 10:00 a.m. Ride the bus and leave the driving to us. Park in Tusayan, buy your park pass & take a shuttle into the park. More info - https://t.co/0280OD8CkH … -pe

I walk among golden bouquets in the #Tucson desert. They are scattered carelessly about in @SaguaroNPS, a most delicate carpet for the cactus groves. All is green and vibrant, the sun blows flirty kisses, and wildflowers surround me. It's March in #Arizona. @VisitTucsonAZ

Gain quick insight into the geologic story of #GrandCanyon at our "Geo Glimpse" ranger program - daily at 2 pm (Yavapai Geology Museum, South Rim) Learn more about how this canyon formed and the science behind the landscape. (3/19/2019) -mq #Arizona #Geology

When people ask to see "the arch," they mean this one. But there's a lot more than Delicate Arch. Check out some of our "rock stars." (cw) https://t.co/GZwQ20tUYd

The gate to Paradise at Longmire is open. All vehicles are required to carry tire chains. – EW

Trekking within #GrandCanyon this week? Please respect those who seek serenity. Why? https://t.co/9WbftNsAC5 -mq #TravelTuesday

Current: Skyline Drive is open from mile 0 to 5 and 35.5 to 65.6. Call 540-999-3500, option 1, option 1 for updates. We are assessing all areas for damage and working on a plan so campgrounds can open on time! We will provide additional updates as we have them. Photo: Lewis CG

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