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Watched America’s National Parks: Yosemite

Watched America’s National Parks from National Geographic – Videos, TV Shows & Photos – Canada

America‚Äôs National Parks fascinate millions of visitors. This spectacular series will show you what happens beyond the lookouts. More than 3 years in the making will enable the audience to witness moments full of drama, watch stories of life and death and discover hidden gems they never believed could be found in a place they thought they knew. Follow us on an epic journey from the geysers of Yellowstone to the rugged Pacific coast of the Olympic peninsula, from the hot desert of Saguaro to the icy Gates of the Arctic, from the subtropical sea of grass in the Everglades to the world-famous peaks of Yosemite and from the mystic Smoky Mountains to the biggest gorge on Earth: the Grand…

It’s been years since I went to Yosemite, but I hope we’ll be able to make it back sometime. The tricky question is when to go: normally I’d want to go in the fall shoulder season, but these days California is on fire so much it doesn’t seem to make sense to plan a fall trip when you’re likely to be smoked out. Honestly, the whole West Coast and even inland is becoming hard to travel in fall because of smoke – we got smoked out of a mini trip this fall, and a few years ago had a terrible trip to Banff due to smoke. I guess you have to choose your poison: tourists or fire.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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