But air quality at the popular tourist spot is still poor, park officials warn.
As we celebrate the holidays this year, I'm most grateful for the lasting bonds of friendship and the joy of knowing our
Yosemite National Park has been touted by many to be among the most beautiful places in the world. In the world. That is a very tall measure!
For those of us who've ever enjoyed our majestic national parks, like standing on the valley floor of Yosemite National Park to gaze up at the natural beauty of the granite cathedral of El Capitan and Half Dome, it's a welcome breath of fresh air to our daily lives in the concrete jungle.
Moose in Denali National Park. Photo credit: Chip Weiskotten/WCS. For example, through the work of the NPS in Channel Islands
9-C&O Canal National Historical Park- District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia (Photo credit: National Park Service
Nature can be euphoric. It is mood altering. It can provide serenity or an intense adrenaline rush. Each of us has a different reason to get out in nature. No matter what our individual calling is, millions of us make the journey as often as possible.
Under Abbey's initial plan, he intended each family to bike twenty-three miles down into the Valley and twenty-three miles
"National parks really are America's best idea and that this beauty belongs to every American."
In those early days when I felt battered by grief, hiking to the top of a mountain gave me a jolt of energy. Looking over hundreds of miles of wilderness, I felt connected to something more powerful than death.
Established last Friday as the 412th national park site, the ground on which we stood bore witness to the events of June 28, 1969 that helped shape the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement.
Here are the California Parks (in alpha order), and a few details to enhance your journey. For links to all of the parks
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Obama was also shooting a virtual reality video in the park, a first for the White House.
This Father's Day weekend, President Obama and his family plan to visit Yosemite National Park to get an early start on celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, which officially happens in August.