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Saturday’s scene: Canyonlands sunrise

2012/08/25by Donna Hull


Canyonlands sunrise

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.

You’ll find an entire section on National Park adventures in My Itchy Travel Feet: Breathtaking Adventure Vacation Ideasavailable at the Amazon store

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.

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Barbara Weibel August 25, 2012 at 7:40 am

I love that golden light of early morning – just don’t much like the hour I have to get up to capture it :-)
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Mark H August 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I love the variety of colours at this early hour and though it is often a struggle to get out of bed – it is mostly rewarding for having done so. The US do such a great job with national parks.
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August 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I’m not so good on the sunrise unless it’s in the dead of winter. But I have enjoyed over a weeks worth of sunsets while biking The Maze and the White Rim Trail. I cannot get enough of Utah and in fact am heading to Bryce and the Escalante Wilderness in October. Maybe by then I can catch a glorious sunrise. Wonderful photo.
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sheryl August 30, 2012 at 8:44 am

National parks are a real wonder, aren’t they? Everywhere you look there’s beauty.
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