Crowds, COVID and Camaraderie

Photo: The Moulton barn along Mormon Row serves as a terrific foreground for Grand Teton and the Cathedral Group at sunrise in Grand Teton National Park, WY. © Jerry Ginsberg
The Moulton barn along Mormon Row serves as a terrific foreground for Grand Teton and the Cathedral Group at sunrise in Grand Teton National Park, WY. © Jerry Ginsberg

By Jerry Ginsberg

Thanks to COVID, travel these days has become a bit unusual. While U.S. domestic travel has largely returned to full bore freedom, masks notwithstanding, (non-emergency) journeying to many other countries is still almost non-existent. I have been itching to go to the Swiss Alps and Argentine Patagonia for going on two years now with no significant apparent loosening of restrictions in sight.

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Nightline: Overwhelmed by “Insta-crowds”

NANPA member and regular blog contributor Jerry Ginsberg was a a consultant to and interviewed on ABC’s Nightline program last night (July 29th) in a feature that examined the balance between access and protection at precious natural places, like the Wave, Zion, Horseshoe Bend and other unique, but fragile, locations.
NANPA member and regular blog contributor Jerry Ginsberg was a a consultant to and interviewed on ABC’s Nightline program last night (July 29th) in a feature that examined the balance between access and protection at precious natural places, like the Wave, Zion, Horseshoe Bend and other unique, but fragile, locations.

Story by Jerry Ginsberg

As some confirmed night owls and insomniacs reading this may have noticed, I recently appeared on ABC TV’s Nightline.

Aside from simply showcasing my good looks (Ha!!), the story made a serious and thoughtful point.

Social media, and especially Instagram, have contributed very significantly to over-crowding in our National Parks and other federal lands originally set aside for their ability to help us re-connect with Nature.

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