How to really get away: find solitude in these alternatives to national parks

They rarely make Instagram, but vast national monuments offer spectacular beauty and wilderness adventure.

“The landscapes of these newer monuments are more nuanced. They’re not the same shiny treasures from the early years of the national park system.”

Clockwise from eft, Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument; Mount Katahdin in Maine; Carrizo Plain National Monument in California. Photos by Associated Press

The world is changing. Experience guides you through. Published by Northeastern University at expmag.com

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