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I Illustrated National Parks In America Based On Their Worst Review And I Hope They Will Make You Laugh (16 Pics)

I’m an illustrator and I have always had a personal goal to draw all 62 US National Parks, but I wanted to find a unique twist for the project. When I found that there are one-star reviews for every single park, the idea for Subpar Parks was born. For each park, I hand-letter a line from the one-star reviews alongside my illustration of each park as my way of putting a fun and beautiful twist on the negativity. This post may include affiliate links. Unfollow 5 hours ago These are…

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Six of the best US national trails chosen by experts

To mark todays 50 th commemoration of the US national trails system, six hikers and outdoor columnists pick their favourite roads across the American wilderness Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Length : 3,700 miles Route : St Louis, Missouri , north-west over the Rockies to Oregon By Bart Smith, as told to William R Buck The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail follows the safarus of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, sent to explore the West by President Thomas Jefferson in 1804. They began near St Louis, Missouri,…

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The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts

Park visitation is at a record high good for tourism , not so good for peace and quiet. From Acadia to Zion, Bryce Canyon to Yosemite, leading writers and environmentalists share their alternatives to the most popular spots 1 The attraction: Acadia national park, Maine( 3.5 m annual visits) The alternative: Voyageurs national park, Minnesota( 237,000 visits) Location: Northern Minnesota, on the Canadian border Best place to remain: Camping near Kabetogama lake, for the incredible quiet Best entry point: Start paddling from Ash river visitor center When you think of…

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‘Bad things happen in the woods’: the anxiety of hiking while black

Three African American hikers describe the fears and stereotypes they have faced and why they love hitting the trails Aaron Jones, 32, Chicago A few years ago, a white friend suggested we go on a hike. All the anxieties I had about being in nature hit me in the face. It’s a very real anxiety for black people, especially those from urban communities, that bad things happen to black people in the woods, like lynching. It’s something that you ensure again and again when you look at the history of…

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Women fighting forest fires say abuse is rife but men often go unpunished

Women in the US Forest Service love what they do. But they likewise describe a toxic male context that tolerates, and even promotes, their harassers Denice Rice handles things for herself. A more than 20 -year veteran of the US Forest Service’s wildfire functionings, she’s spent weeks at a time operating flames deep in the wilderness. So she supposed she could manage when, in 2009, her new second-in-line superintendent started committing her unwanted attention.” He immediately befriended me and started mentoring me, and from there it just got weird ,”…

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