View of the Smokies near Tennessee/North Carolina border on Newfound Gap Road.

How Three National Parks Stole My Heart

Maja Holmquist is a student at the University of Montana and a wildlife research associate at the National Wildlife Federation.

Not an afterthought, Grand Teton is bold and humbling

View of the Tetons from Antelope Flats Road.

Isle Royale Is So Wild

View of Lake Superior facing Isle Royale from Minnesota.
View from Isle Royale’s Hugginin Cove Trail.



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