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Yosemite in Autumn: An Insider’s View

Millions of people visit Yosemite each year to explore its dramatic landscapes. But with so many popular tourist spots, what […]

Gentle Giants: Can the National Parks’ Sequoias Survive Climate Change?

Editor’s note: This story will be featured in the Fall 2013 issue of National Parks magazine, slated to hit mailboxes […]

The USS Arizona, present day.

Standing with the Emotion of History

War is hell, but we keep visiting hell on a regular basis. There has been a regular string of wars […]

Joshua Tree National Park. Photo © David Lamfrom.

No Trash, Just Treasure

Landfill Development Finally Defeated at Joshua Tree National Park

We’ve been treated to quite a spring here in the California desert. After experiencing the greatest Joshua tree bloom on […]


Take a Hike! 19 Ways to Celebrate National Trails Day

This Saturday, June 1, is National Trails Day, a perfect excuse to get outside and explore a national park. I […]