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  • Greetings from Redwood National & State Parks

    During Thanksgiving this year, me and my husband did a road trip to the Redwoods National Park from the Bay area. I am in complete awe of this magical place! I was awestruck as I was wandering among the tallest trees on the planet here! I also wrote a blog…

  • Greetings from Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site

    This is a selfie from my first day as a VIP (Volunteers in Parks) guide at St. Paul's Church NHS back in the summer of 2022. I'm a first-year college student who wanted to give back to my local community (SAPA is in my hometown of Mount Vernon, NY, just…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    I had visited a few parks before Yellowstone but this was the first time I had picked a national park to visit on my own and made a trip with a friend. We got to visit 2 states (Idaho & Wyoming) and two national parks (Yellowstone and Grand Tetons) on…

  • Greetings from North Cascades National Park

    I recently was asked by an old friend here, just east of NOCA, why he should support our reintroduction of Grizzlies, when convincing our overwhelming newcomers to put their garbage into WasteWise's bear proof containers has proved impossible. My answer as a retired long time seasonal NPS ranger is that…

  • Greetings from Mount Rainier National Park

    This summer three friends and I had the amazingly good fortune to score a permit to backpack the 93 mile Wonderland Trail around the base of Mt Rainier. We had gorgeous weather and views all ten days and it was the experience of a lifetime. It felt like a rite…

  • Greetings from Grand Teton National Park

    When I say that there were no words to describe The Grand Tetons, I mean it. Oh, I could give you 15 – 20 describing words, but none of them alone, or all of them together could do justice to the beauty. Even a picture can only scratch the surface.…

  • Greetings from Mesa Verde National Park

    Fall in Mesa Verde reminds us of the beginning of a new time of preparation and resiliency in a harsh desert climate. These months represent harvest, gathering, and time spent with community, similarly to the Ancient Puebloan communities that have lived here for thousands of years before us.

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    In 2012 my wife and I went on a vacation by car from Illinois to Montana , to go to Glacier National Park. We made sure to have reservations for the red bus tour while there. We stayed at the magnificent East Glacier Lodge. We ate in the restaurant…

  • Greetings from Fort Caroline National Memorial

    My photo is that I enjoyed my day at Fort Caroline National Memorial on September 7, 2022. My parents and I first stopped at the Visitor Center to learn about Fort Caroline and its history at Timucuan Preserve. After which we started hiking along the French Memorial Trail to Fort…

  • Greetings from Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    TRNP was my 84th park when I visited it in September 2021. The golden cottonwood trees, rolling hills, and the angry sky made for a moment I'll never forget.

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