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Sunrise over Padre Island National Seashore in Texas
Here’s to sunrise on the last Sunday of 2019. I wonder what the next decade will bring. Hopefully more national park and national seashore sunrises to photograph.
Speaking of national parks and seashores, the National Parks Traveler Podcast Episode 46 talks about looking back on 2019 in the National Park System.
To listen to the podcast, click on the image above.
Today’s blog post offers you a national parks 2-for-1.
How many Great Pyramids of Giza could fit into the Grand Canyon? That’s just one of the questions in a short national park quiz I wrote for today’s edition of the National Parks Traveler. In that article is also some interesting park trivia which you might not have known. To take the quiz and read the trivia, click on the image above
And, after you’ve finished the quiz, stay a little longer and read the end-of-year article I put together of the photo articles I wrote during 2019. Maybe you’ll learn some tips and techniques you’ve not thought of to get cool pics during your next national park visit. To get to this article, click on the Tatoosh Mountains image above.
I can’t believe the year is almost over – where did the time go?
From my sister and I (and our Great Dane) to you, we wish you all the Happiest of Holidays!
Here’s something I never thought about until reading the National Park’s Traveler Feature Story, written in conjunction with today’s podcast. Global warming is affecting a lot of things, including the warming of old poop left by past climbers heading toward the summit of Denali Mountain in Denali National Park. Warming is causing that old poop to essentially slide downhill “over time and via glacial melt” right into the downstream watershed. Alaska accounts for more than 40% of the entire nation’s surface water resources. That’s just one of the numerous threats to our national parks. You may pooh-pooh the poop issue, but little things add up to much larger things. Just read the article. Makes me sad and also makes me glad I’m seeing for myself, and getting photos of, the beauty of the national parks while I can.
The link to the Feature Story is below. If you want to listen to the podcast, which lasts a little less than an hour, click on the image above to be taken to the podcast.
Where will that park road take you? Well, if you are driving through the park road above, which winds through Big Bend National Park in Texas, you’ll be taken to some pretty neat photo ops.
And, speaking of neat photo ops, I’m interviewed in this week’s National Parks Traveler Podcast, Episode #44, about most photogenic parks to visit (some of which might surprise you). The podcast also discusses the invasive animal species in national parks (such as Burmese pythons in Everglades National Park, and wild hogs in Smoky Mountains National Park, and even feral cats at Cape Hatteras National Seashore) and how the National Park System is working on the problem.
If you feel like sitting back for an hour and listening to the podcast (and these podcasts are quite popular, according to our stats), then click on the image above to be taken to the podcast.
Winter’s afterglow at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park
Thanksgiving brought a lot of snow to much of the country. This, in turn, gets one thinking about activities in national parks chilled by winter.
To read more about things to do in particular national parks that see the white stuff, click on the image above.
Copyright Rebecca L. Latson, all rights reserved.
A starry sky over Acadia National Park in Maine
Ok, bear with me, here. It’s Black Friday going through Cyber Monday and then on to Giving Tuesday, and here’s the part where I’m supposed to write a post advertising my calendars or my stunning images on my website (which is still a work in progress with cleanup and keywording). I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m using this post to advertise daily news about our national parks (of which I am a part and for which I volunteer my writing and photos).