LA Times: Experience 3 National Parks In These Creative Ways

Oct 29, 2020

Good morning, adventure-seekers. It’s no secret that national parks are seeing a lot of visitors during the pandemic, with people eager to get out of their houses and into the outdoors. The downside: crowds, especially at popular destinations within the parks (I’m looking at you, Logan Pass in Glacier National Park).

This week, I’ve rounded up some unusual activities to do in three of our national parks. Do you have a favorite national park activity? Let me know, and I may include it in a future edition of the newsletter.

In a creative slump? A trip to Joshua Tree might be the solution.

Soak in the view from Ryan Mountain. Take time to observe the shadows cast by the Seussian Joshua trees. In short: Let the park slow you down. And when you’re done admiring the beauty, stop by the 29 Palms Art Gallery in November to see art inspired by Joshua Tree National Park, on display and for sale.

If you’re interested in making your own art, sign up for a “Mastering Landscape Photography” course offered Nov. 6-8 by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park. Tickets cost $170- $180; participants may camp at the park’s Lost Horse campground.

Check out the full article from the LA Times here.