Yosemite National Park

Field Tripping: National Parking

Field Tripping: National Parking

This year the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday. This is really, really exciting, especially if you're a national parks buff like myself. I grew up resisting the outdoors—that was my dad's territory, and once my parents divorced, blind loyalty to my mother meant eschewing anything that happened where we couldn't watch TV. And then I grew up and out, rebelled against mom and dad, came back around to understand that parents are just people with their own baggage, and spent a decade or two figuring out what I like. Turns out, I like being outside, and a great place to be outside is inside a national park.

It started for me when I was living in New...

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