America's Great Outdoors
Fall has arrived in Lake Clark National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Fall has arrived in Lake Clark National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Happy 50th anniversary to the Wilderness Act! President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Wilderness Act and Land and Water Conservation Fund Act in 1964 is perhaps most important single event in American conservation history. Since its signing, Congress has designated more than 106 million acres of federal public lands as wilderness.Last week we asked you to pick your favorite wilderness photo and here is the winner. This photo was taken from the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center within Yosemite National Park by Sean Goebel. 

Happy 50th anniversary to the Wilderness Act! President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Wilderness Act and Land and Water Conservation Fund Act in 1964 is perhaps most important single event in American conservation history. Since its signing, Congress has designated more than 106 million acres of federal public lands as wilderness.

Last week we asked you to pick your favorite wilderness photo and here is the winner. This photo was taken from the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center within Yosemite National Park by Sean Goebel. 

Amazing sunset over Glacier National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Amazing sunset over Glacier National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons in North Cascades National Park. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth’s changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.Photo: Jim Armstrong (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons in North Cascades National Park. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth’s changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

Photo: Jim Armstrong (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A moose looks for aquatic plants in Wonder Lake in Denali National Park. NPS Photo/K. Lewandowski

A moose looks for aquatic plants in Wonder Lake in Denali National Park.

NPS Photo/K. Lewandowski

Blue sky day on the east side of Glacier yesterday.Photo: National Park Service

Blue sky day on the east side of Glacier yesterday.

Photo: National Park Service

Come and experience Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.Photo: National Park Service

Come and experience Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.

Photo: National Park Service

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings." -John Muir. Photo taken on top of Divide Mountain in Denali National Park by Daniel A. Leifheit

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings." -John Muir.

Photo taken on top of Divide Mountain in Denali National Park by Daniel A. Leifheit

This week, Glacier National Park turns 104. Please join us in wishing them a very happy birthday!Photo: Adam Jewell (www.sharetheexperience.org)

This week, Glacier National Park turns 104. Please join us in wishing them a very happy birthday!

Photo: Adam Jewell (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Sometimes you need to stop and smell the flowers and take in the amazing view from the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Photo: Shan Lin (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Sometimes you need to stop and smell the flowers and take in the amazing view from the Sun Road in Glacier National Park.

Photo: Shan Lin (www.sharetheexperience.org)