America's Great Outdoors
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.Photo: National Park Service

23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

Photo: National Park Service

Seeing the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain is a must do when visiting Acadia National Park in Maine.Photo: Kristopher Schoenleber (www.sharetheexperiece.org)

Seeing the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain is a must do when visiting Acadia National Park in Maine.

Photo: Kristopher Schoenleber (www.sharetheexperiece.org)

Neal Lewis took this stunning sunrise photo from Thornton Hollow Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Here’s what he had to say about this photo.“For me, catching a sunrise in Shenandoah is pure therapy. No two daybreaks are ever the same. If you’re able, I highly recommend the experience.”

Neal Lewis took this stunning sunrise photo from Thornton Hollow Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Here’s what he had to say about this photo.

“For me, catching a sunrise in Shenandoah is pure therapy. No two daybreaks are ever the same. If you’re able, I highly recommend the experience.”

Early morning take off over Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. Established in 1939 to provide a critical stopover for migrating waterfowl, the refuge is well known for the thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl that winter here each year. Photo: Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Early morning take off over Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. Established in 1939 to provide a critical stopover for migrating waterfowl, the refuge is well known for the thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl that winter here each year. 

Photo: Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Sunrise over Buck Hollow Overlook in Shenandoah National Park, July 2014.Photo; National Park Service

Sunrise over Buck Hollow Overlook in Shenandoah National Park, July 2014.

Photo; National Park Service

Gorgeous sunrise over Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Photo: Chris Mobley (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Gorgeous sunrise over Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Photo: Chris Mobley (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Sunrise from Thornton Hollow Overlook in Shenandoah National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Sunrise from Thornton Hollow Overlook in Shenandoah National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

America’s Everglades - The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee,  American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther.
An international treasure as well -  a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected areas under the Cartagena Treaty.Photo: National Park Service

America’s Everglades - The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee,  American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther.

An international treasure as well -  a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected areas under the Cartagena Treaty.

Photo: National Park Service

Sunrise and fog over Shenandoah National Park. Did you know this park (and view) are only 75 miles outside of Washington, DC?Photo: Ed Knepley

Sunrise and fog over Shenandoah National Park. Did you know this park (and view) are only 75 miles outside of Washington, DC?

Photo: Ed Knepley

Yosemite National Park received a little snow this weekend, although it is melting quickly in the Valley, the clearing storm made for a stunning morning.Photo: National Park Service

Yosemite National Park received a little snow this weekend, although it is melting quickly in the Valley, the clearing storm made for a stunning morning.

Photo: National Park Service