On the Road
On the southwestern corner of the Pacific Northwest, two national parks and a national monument sit within a stone’s throw of one another. One holds the deepest lake in the United States, with water so blue it makes the sky look plain. One claims the tallest trees in the world, their limbs reaching higher than 370 feet. And one is nestled within a region considered to have one of the highest rates of biodiversity in the country, teeming with life from tiny bacteria to large predators, ancient endemic beetles to endangered bats.
Objects of Affection
A few miles west of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, just off a service road that winds past several fast-food restaurants, an auto-parts store, and a church, you’ll find a nondescript, low-slung building where a handful of talented people preserve hundreds of artifacts that bring history to life in our national parks.
A Classroom With A View
As students paddle through the raging rapids and placid pools of the Colorado River, they learn about the challenges facing the Grand Canyon, and a whole lot more.