A Summer’s January

It's a free weekend in the national parks. Recent photos tell the warm-winter story.

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The Yosemite lakes are "normally covered in several feet of snow this time of year," says a rep. Here's a photo taken in the historically warm Jan. 2012.
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Layering with several coats? Not necessary during Yosemite's toastier-than-usual January.
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A hiker enjoys Snake Dike, sans ice or inclement weather, in Yosemite.
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No white stuff to be seen, but plenty of dressed-down frolickers, in a meadow-close Yosemite lake.
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January 2012 is looking more late-spring-ish as people play on a lake that's usually impassable and people-less in winter.
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The national parks will waive admission from Jan. 14 through 16, 2012 in honor of MLK weekend. Will you brave short sleeves?
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