The Other Side of the Clouds

Returning to the National Parks

By Amy Marquis

After a lifetime of world travel and a retirement spent on the road, Henk and Georgia Parson decided to park their RV in Yosemite and become full-time volunteers. What’s kept them there for 10 years? Find out in this short, charming video, filmed in one of the country’s most stunning national parks.

Read a short behind-the-scenes blog post about this video on the Park Advocate!

The Other Side of the Clouds from NPCA on Vimeo.

This article appears in the Spring 2012 issue.

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July 21, 2013

I met Georgia and Henk this past week while camping at Snowflower Resort in the Sierra Mountains.(Thousand Trails) What a great couple. They are so young at heart. We can learn a lot from people like them. Great souls.


August 25, 2012

That is absolutely fantastic! You could just see their happiness for what they do. I love that they still hold hands, too. How very sweet and heartwarming <3


May 9, 2012

I felt Henk and Georgia's dedication to volunteer their time to protect in Yosemite, is a good example for all. It takes a lot of appreciation for our natural wonders, to support our great wonders of the world, especially during a time of our economy and loss of fundings.


April 17, 2012

I think they are pretty awesome. :)


April 17, 2012

Dear Henk & Georgia, We loved this! You two are the most amazing people! Congratulations on all of your year of volunteerism! Your Friends, Wayne & Theresa

Norm & Chris

April 6, 2012

My wife & I spent our first retired summer working @ a RV Park in West Yellowstone, MT, so we could be close to Yellowstone Natl Park. We have been visiting YNP for over 40yrs & just can't get enough of it. We enjoy the scenic beauty, the wild animals, the fly fishing & particularly the interacting w/people. We are scheduled to work @ the same park again this coming summer & are looking forward to more adventure. My wife & I have talked about volunteering w/NPS & see that in our future. The video was exciting to watch & reinforces our desires to help maintain all of our beautiful national parks in the United States...

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