All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Friday Photo’

Friday Photo: Hikers Crowd Half Dome


Many people escape to national parks to get away from the crowds. That’s not the case on top of Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome, one of the most famous rock formations in America’s national parks. Earlier this week, NPCA sent an action alert to supporters, encouraging them to help protect visitor safety in Yosemite by urging the park superintendent to limit the number of climbers allowed on Half Dome’s trail [...]

Posted on: March 9 2012
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Friday Photo: Trading Desk Time for Desert Time


By Shane Farnor, Online Advocacy Manager At NPCA, we are often fortunate enough to attend staff trainings, retreats, and other work-related gatherings in or near national parks. Since my job involves lots of time sitting at a desk with a computer, I look forward to these opportunities.   Recently, I attended a staff training in southern Arizona. After the training, [...]

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Friday Photo: The Making of Mount Peepmore


By Nick Lund, Civil War Associate Different parts of the country have different signs of spring. Here in Washington, D.C., the Washington Post sponsors a “Peep Diorama Contest,” now in its fifth year. When the seasonal marshmallow bunnies and chicks hit store shelves, hundreds of competitors turn the sugary treats into objects of art. Last month, inspired by a love for [...]

Posted on: March 2 2012
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Friday Photo: Billions of Stars on View in the Lone Star State


Imagine looking up at the night sky to watch a seasonal meteor shower at your favorite national park, miles away from the bustle of the city, only to discover as your eyes adjust to the darkness that the stars are almost too faint to see. Light and air pollution have increasingly obscured our view of the sky. The National Park [...]

Posted on: February 17 2012
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Friday Photo: Portrait of a Virgin Islands Sugar Plantation Worker


When most people think about traveling to Virgin Islands National Park, they probably conjure up images of snorkeling and relaxing on white-sand beaches. The park has more than beautiful sunning and swimming spots, however; it also contains relics from sugar plantations run for decades with slave labor. Although these workers were freed from slavery in 1859, they were not given anything but their [...]

Posted on: February 10 2012
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