Sunday 4 May 2014

The Camping Trip That Changed America

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir went on a camping trip that would change America forever.  In the redwoods, they explored uncharted territory and held discussions that led to the establishment of America's National Parks.  Escaping the formal surroundings of the White House, President Roosevelt spends three days in the back country, marvelling at the giant sequoias of Mariposa Grove and the deep valley at Glacier Point.  At one point the two men even brave a snowstorm.  When all is said and done, they decide to declare Yosemite a National Park.   

The Camping Trip that Change America by Barb Rosenstock courtesy

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