Happy 96th birthday to our National Parks! Wouldn’t you like to be celebrating with a Canyonlands sunrise like this one? The photo has a lesson for boomer travelers who like to take photos—sometimes you need to look away. While Alan and the rest of the photographers on our Exposure36 photography workshop concentrated on capturing the sunrise at Mesa Arch, in all its fiery red glory, I looked away. What did I find? A Canyonlands National Park scene bathed in golden sunlight. Can’t you just feel the warmth of the sunrise?
On this National Park birthday occasion, NBC News writes about a new report that offers a scientific roadmap for the management of these precious national resources. “Revisiting Leopold: Resource Stewardship in the National Parks” is referred to as being rather academic in nature, but it’s a report that all National Parks supporters should read.
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