national parks day

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Happy 101st birthday, National Park Service! 

For the last century, the National Park Service has protected America’s Best Idea, ensuring current and future generations can experience the country’s natural, cultural and historic treasures. Established 44 years before the National Park Service, Yellowstone was the world’s first national park and sparked a worldwide movement to protect special places.

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Today is the American “Independence Day” holiday so I’m going to be featuring a number of clips from US National Parks.

Cadillac Mountain in Maine’s Acadia National Park, a nice big chunk of granite, sees the first sunrise of anywhere in the United States, and a crowd often gathers to catch it. This panorama swings from the granites of the mountain out over the Harbor to the explosion of color from the sun.

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Detailed driving and hiking tour of Zion National Park, Utah. Check out those cross-bedded sandstones!