It is fitting that this year National Park Week (April 21 – April 29) kicks off on the 180th anniversary of the birth of John Muir in Dunbar, Scotland. Our national park system grew from John Muir’s love of nature, his fierce conviction that wildness is more valuable to us humans if left alone than tamed, and his writing and activism in furtherance of its preservation.
In honor of John Muir and National Park Week, I am posting photos of some of my favorite places on earth. Enjoy!
Vernal Fall from the Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
From the top of Little Baldy, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Lassen Peak, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Amazing rock beside the High Peaks Trail, Pinnacles National Park, CA
Summer sunset, Grand Teton National Park, WY
Fireweed after a storm, Glacier National Park, MT
Dogwood blooms in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
Ground squirrel along the Bumpass Hell Trail, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Death Valley National Park, CA
Crater Lake National Park, OR
Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA