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.
Would you like to wish a Happy 96th Birthday to our National Parks? Send a birthday message by sharing your favorite photo or video at Happy Birthday NPS.
Do you have a favorite Canyonlands sunrise memory or one from another National Park? Be sure to share it with us in the comments. Alan and I hope to enjoy a Glacier National Park sunrise on our Road Scholar hiking tour coming up in September.
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A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.