Christine Sculati

Mar 23

South Fork of the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park

South Fork of the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park

Mar 09

El Capitan and the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. From the post: "Women who made history in Yosemite National Park."

El Capitan and the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. From the post: "Women who made history in Yosemite National Park."

Mar 04

The Great Auk by John James Audubon, 1800s. This North Atlantic bird became extinct in 1844.
Blog post: A book that will transform your thinking about the world: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Great Auk by John James Audubon, 1800s. This North Atlantic bird became extinct in 1844.

Blog post: A book that will transform your thinking about the world: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Jun 28

Find out how a nonprofit in rural California rose up to revive a state park with 12,000 years of human history.

Find out how a nonprofit in rural California rose up to revive a state park with 12,000 years of human history.

Feb 08

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Jun 10

It seems to me an escape from Alcatraz Island would have been possible. Granted, the currents felt very strong right next to the island when “I escaped,” but thousands of swimmers escape every year for fun. The New York Times ran this story to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a famous escape:
Tale of 3 Inmates Who Vanished From Alcatraz Maintains Intrigue 50 Years Later
Many people do not realize that the storied Alcatraz Island is also part of the National Park system. A mile and one-half from the shores of San Francisco, the island features gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and 360 degree bay views. 

It seems to me an escape from Alcatraz Island would have been possible. Granted, the currents felt very strong right next to the island when “I escaped,” but thousands of swimmers escape every year for fun. The New York Times ran this story to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a famous escape:

Tale of 3 Inmates Who Vanished From Alcatraz Maintains Intrigue 50 Years Later

Many people do not realize that the storied Alcatraz Island is also part of the National Park system. A mile and one-half from the shores of San Francisco, the island features gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and 360 degree bay views. 

May 26

What is the future of Mendocino area state parks? Part I: Russian Gulch

What is the future of Mendocino area state parks? Part I: Russian Gulch

Apr 22

Bobcat on a ridge above Olema Valley in the Golden Gate National Parks
Happy Earth Day!

Bobcat on a ridge above Olema Valley in the Golden Gate National Parks

Happy Earth Day!

Mar 26

Plumas-Eureka State Park. Photo by John Cooper.
Grassroots park group raises funds to save Plumas-Eureka State Park in California’s Sierra Nevada

Plumas-Eureka State Park. Photo by John Cooper.

Grassroots park group raises funds to save Plumas-Eureka State Park in California’s Sierra Nevada

Mar 18

Nonprofits raise funds to rescue Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, famous for rare ecological phenomenon. Photo courtesy of Steve Rotman

Nonprofits raise funds to rescue Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, famous for rare ecological phenomenon. Photo courtesy of Steve Rotman