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  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    I listened to testimony of NPS Officials and Representatives before the NPS Subcommittee on overcrowding of facilities at many places across the country on 7/28 21 at which Kristen Brengel represented your organization. There are many people who have no interest in actually visiting or unable to do so, but…

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    I have visited numerous national parks in my lifetime; however, one week-long visit and trek will forever be remembered: My University of Colorado Geology class field trip in the summer of 1993. On the way to the Grand Canyon, our class stopped and camped one night at Petrified Forest National…

  • Greetings from Olympic National Park

    I spent a day hiking in Olympic National Park with my family this summer. We were greeted by snow-capped mountains and miles of evergreens, both of which were familiar characteristics of Washington State. Throughout the year, the mountains are always dotted with wildflowers frequented by fat bees and skittish butterflies.…

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    There are pictures of me sitting by Vernal Falls when I was eight. The funny thing is, I don't have a single memory of that hike. So, when my parents told me we were going to Yosemite National Park over the summer, I was excited to experience its magnificence again.…

  • Greetings from Crater Lake National Park

    I’m a little bit country. I’m a little bit rock and roll. Together we’re enjoying our trip to Crater a Lake.

  • Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    The two intrepid explorers find their way through the forest to find a refreshing mountain stream.

  • Greetings from Olympic National Park

    On top of Hurricane Ridge I came across this deer who seemed to be enjoying the view as much as I did.

  • Greetings from Acadia National Park

    Growing up, my mom was from Maine, every summer, our vacation was in Maine to visit with family, but also stay in a cabin along the beach. My happy childhood was spent at Acadia and surrounding areas, walking trails, watching the sun come up at Cadillac Mountain, going to hear…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    The joy, beauty, serenity and amazement of the natural world, readily accessible, is wonderful. I wanted to have my son who is part of the next generation explore and appreciate the beauty of what our parks have to offer. We protect what we love and appreciate. It feels so harmonious…

  • Greetings from Gateway National Recreation Area

    The summer I moved to New York, I spent the work week looking forward to the drive out to the the People's Beach at Jacob Riis Park. I spent the afternoon in the waves, in between trying kombucha for the first time and finding myself one towel over from a…

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