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Video: A Rocky Mountain National Park High

Video: A Rocky Mountain National Park High

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 7, 2019 2

“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace

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Video: Hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, in High Definition

Video: Hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, in High Definition

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 23, 2019 4

I’m not a big fan of experiencing high places, as most of you who follow this column know! But I do love being in the outdoors in natural places, especially in our national parks,

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We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 13, 2018 2

Today, it’s not only animal and plant species that we’re losing at an alarming rate. We’re losing wilderness; everywhere, all over the world. In fact, according to a study published in 2016 that compares

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How Do You Define “Nature”? Probably with a Story.

How Do You Define “Nature”? Probably with a Story.

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 7, 2018 6

Ask any avid nature traveler how he or she first began to make a lifelong attachment to the outdoors, the natural world or a particular species of wildlife, and you’ll get as many anecdotes

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Video: Bighorn Sheep Return to Their Yosemite Homeland

Video: Bighorn Sheep Return to Their Yosemite Homeland

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 7, 2018 1

Naturalist and environmental philosopher John Muir once referred to them as “the bravest of all Sierra mountaineers.” Who were these intrepid adventurers? Here’s a clue: they had more than two feet. The Father of Our National

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Learning from Libby Lightning in Yosemite National Park

Learning from Libby Lightning in Yosemite National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 5, 2018 3

[NOTE: Nat Hab is thrilled to announce that Candice has won the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) Excellence in Craft award for this post in the blog category of  “outdoor fun and adventure.” This is

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Video: Finding the Words to Define “Wilderness”

Video: Finding the Words to Define “Wilderness”

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 15, 2016 0

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines wilderness as “a wild and natural area in which few people live.” It’s a simple explanation that succeeds in giving you an idea of the word’s meaning. But the term

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Video: the Interrelated and Networked Earth

Video: the Interrelated and Networked Earth

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 3, 2016 16

Environmental philosopher and early national park advocate John Muir wrote in his 1911 book, My First Summer in the Sierra, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to

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