• Yoga enthusiasts enjoy a "microadventure" at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Photo © Annie Riker.

    My “Microadventure” on Frederick Douglass’s Front Lawn—and How You Can Join Me

    June 16th was one of those days that I really, really needed yoga. Like many Washingtonians, I had scheduled way too many meetings and deadlines. The hot and humid weather added another layer of exhaustion. Mentally and physically drained, my tired brain did its best to talk me out of going to class. But, I had […]

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    Water You Waiting For? 10 Perfect Parks for Paddling

    Go beyond the hiking trail and enjoy parks from a refreshing vantage point: water. Rivers and lakes offer adventurous routes through some of the country’s most remarkable landscapes, including views you just can’t see from land. From lazy float trips to exhilarating whitewater, national parks have fun options for visitors of every experience level—sometimes even […]

  • The Soda Mountains of Mojave National Preserve. Photo © Michael Gordon.

    Mojave Is a Magical Place. Let’s Protect My Former Home

    It’s a wondrous thing to have a million and a half acres of spectacular natural habitat right in your back yard. I know because for ten years, I woke to the vast beauty of the California desert each morning and had a unique role in both protecting and helping the public enjoy it: I was deputy […]

  • Fracking drilling rig outside Canyonlands National Park

    4 Top Priorities for Utah’s Unique National Parks

    Expanding Park Boundaries and Designating New Wilderness Would Help Protect Land from Development

    The majesty of Delicate Arch. The remarkable spires and vast wildness at Canyonlands. The glow of the Milky Way above Hovenweep. As a Utah resident and an outdoor enthusiast, it doesn’t surprise me that people from around the world flock to the one-of-a-kind rock formations, canyons, petroglyphs, archeological ruins, and astounding night skies at the national parks […]

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