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30

Aug

fromgrapevine:

Landfills ingeniously fashioned into beautiful parks
Thanks to some impressive technology and forward-thinking people, there can be glory beyond the garbage.

28

Aug

The oddly expressive hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park
Named for its thousands of bizarre, goblin-like rock formations, Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park is a hidden gem in the San Rafael Desert. The goblins, known scientifically as “hoodoos,” were formed through the gradual erosion of Entrada sandstone, which was deposited about 170 millions years ago when the area was situated next to an ancient sea.

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11

Jul

Spirit of Henry David Thoreau’s ‘Walden’ lives on at state park
Thoreau is perhaps best known for his book “Walden,” which was inspired by the two years he spent living simply in a self-built cabin along the shore of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.
 
This beautiful slice of nature still exists today in the form of a Walden Pond State Reservation. Often considered the birthplace of the conservation movement, this protected 335-acre park features hiking trails, a replica of Thoreau’s cabin and the 102-foot-deep kettle-hole pond, which is a popular swimming destination in the summer.

21

Mar

Wildlife photography in city parks: A how-to guideYou don’t have to drive miles away from civilization to get amazing shots of wildlife. City parks offer a perfect opportunity to hone your camera skills and capture award-winning images.

Wildlife photography in city parks: A how-to guide
You don’t have to drive miles away from civilization to get amazing shots of wildlife. City parks offer a perfect opportunity to hone your camera skills and capture award-winning images.

01

Mar

10 of the best state parks in America

24

Jul

10 parks for the serious rock climber

23

Jul

King David’s palace uncovered in IsraelThe Israeli government hopes to turn the site into a national park.

King David’s palace uncovered in Israel
The Israeli government hopes to turn the site into a national park.

25

Jun

treehugger:

Index of History, adventure await at Big Basin Redwoods — take a tour in photos

05

Jun

15 reasons to visit YosemiteWe let the photos do the talking in this tour of the iconic national park.

15 reasons to visit Yosemite
We let the photos do the talking in this tour of the iconic national park.

28

May


 Atheists push for books next to Bibles in Georgia state parks  



The governor’s decision to allow Bibles at Georgia state park cabins has prompted an atheist group to offer a generous donation.
The governor’s decision to allow Bibles at Georgia state park cabins has prompted an atheist group to offer a generous donation.