Special Editions : American National Parks
America's NATIONAL PARKS eyarethesacredbirthrightofallAmericans.Sincetheestablish- ment of Yellowstone in , these national treasures have been preserving the special corners of our land---places of wonder, exhila- ration, and peace. Like the northern lights ablaze in the Alaska night, America's parks are shining beacons, drawing us to them in body and spirit. We are their caretakers, savoring them today and safeguarding them for future generations. Essay A PARKS ODYSSEY Noted environmental writer Kenneth Brower celebrates the majesty and diversity of our national parks, and his family's singular relation- ship with them. : Sunrise warms Glacier National Park, Montana. Photo by Michael Melford : Meltwater car ves Kennicott Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska. Photo by Frans Lanting Scan this QR code with your smart phone's bar code reader---or text NatGeo to 20583 and download a free reader---for more spectacular parks features, including video of how a 300-foot redwood is captured in one image. Explore the parks in depth at ngm.com/parks.
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