President Teddy Roosevelt and Johh Muir spent three days camping in the Yosemite Valley in 1903, and as a result Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove were placed under federal protection as part of Yosemite National Park. Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks program by watching an excellent new 3D /IMAX film on view at the California Science Center. The National Parks Adventure Movie is narrated by Robert Redford, and follows an elite climber named Conrad Anker on three adventures. Here is a review of the film, which also reenacts Muir and Roosevelt’s momentous trip.
Just last week, President Obama put 1.8 million acres in and around the Mojave Desert into three new national park lands. More visitors than ever are flocking to our national parks. If you’re still mapping out a Spring Break plan, consider exploring this part of California. The National Parks website can inspire you to get out into our state’s magnificent parks – The Channel Islands, Joshua Tree, Sequoia and King’s Canyon and The Redwoods are tops, along with Yosemite. (Here is a list of over 40 CA parks).