National Parks

I’ve made a concerted effort to experience as many of our National Parks as possible on my journey throughout the country. During my travels I have grown eternally grateful for the thoughtfulness of our forefathers in setting aside these precious lands for future generations to enjoy in their most natural state. The landscape of this country is amazingly diverse, and that diversity is represented beautifully in our National Park System.

Below you will find links to my writings that include the parks I have visited. Some of the posts are very park specific, while others may contain far less about the parks for a variety of reasons… weather and length of stay for example. There are a few that I only got to experience from the roadway, and several that got only hours of my attention instead of the days or weeks they deserved. Some though, captured my heart and have drawn me back for more.

[Update… I’ve now added a section for Canadian National Parks as well!)

Enjoy!

Acadia National Park, Maine

Maine

Acadia National Park

Vermont to Maine

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Arches National Park, Utah

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Two Days of Rock and Roll (day 1) 

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota

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Leaving The Tetons for Sturgis

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Black Canyon National Park, Colorado

Morrow Point Reservoir, Colorado

Black Canyon National Park

Captivated by Colorado

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park

The Magic of Bryce Canyon 

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Canyonlands National Park, Utah

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Two Days of Rock and Roll (day 2)

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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Utah

Capitol Reef National Park

The Magic of Bryce Canyon

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Oregon

Crater Lake National Park

Traveling South through Central Oregon

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Death Valley National Park, California

Manly Beacon, California

Death Valley National Park

A Journey into Death Valley

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Everglades National Park, Florida

Florida

Everglades National Park

Between Spring Showers in Florida

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Glacier National Park, Montana

Montana

Glacier National Park

North To Glacier

One Day in Glacier National Park

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park

Teton and Yellowstone National Parks -2011

The Tetons… Way Beyond Grand -2012

Full Circle Through Eden -2012

Leaving the Tetons for Sturgis -2012

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Revisited… Again -2013

Slideshow- Day Hike in the Tetons -2013

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Great Smokey Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tenessee

Great Smokey Mountains National Park

Great Smokey Mountains National Park

Another Gem… Cade’s Cove, TN

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Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Quapaw Baths

Arkansas… I Finally Reached My 48th State!

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Joshua Tree National Park, California

California

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree and Lake Havasu

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Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, California 

Sequoia National Park, CA

Giant Sequoias

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Mount Lassen

Northern California

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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

To Durango and Beyond

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Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Washington

Mount Rainier National Park

Road Trip and Day Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park

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Olympic National Park, Washington

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Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula

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Redwood National Park, California

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Stormy Weather from Oregon to California

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

Elissa Joins the Journey

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California

California

Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Virginia

Shenandoah National Park

Virginia… Safe Haven and Great Friends

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Min-uh-SOH-tuh and the Long Journey Back to Grand Tetons, includes Grand Portage National Monument

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming/Montana

Montana and Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park

Teton and Yellowstone National Parks -2011

The Road to Yellowstone -2012

The Tetons… Way Beyond Grand -2012

Full Circle Through Eden -2012

Leaving the Tetons for Sturgis -2012

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Revisited… Again -2013

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Yosemite National Park, California

California

Yosemite National Park

Return to Yosemite – 2014

Yosemite – 2011

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Zion National Park, Utah

Utah

Zion National Park

Be Still My Heart… Love Zion (part 2)

Be Still My Heart… Love Zion (part 1)

Return to Zion

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CANADIAN NATIONAL PARKS

 

Banff National Park, Alberta

Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Moraine Lake

Banff National Park (part 1)

Banff National Park (part 2)

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Jasper National Park, Alberta

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Female Grizzly and cub

Oh Canada! Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

More of Jasper National Park

Warning- Wildlife Beyond This Point 

Oh Canada! Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park

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