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  • Greetings from Mesa Verde National Park

    In my younger days during summer break from school myself and my friend would paint a couple houses to make some money and then hit the road! We’d for some reason always end up in Colorado or New Mexico or Utah canyon country.I remember seeing Mesa Verde for the first…

  • Greetings from Big Bend National Park

    My father introduced me to National Parks when I was very young. We spent each Summer, beginning when I was 3, on road trips throughout the US, camping & visiting various Parks & Memorials. The Summer of 1970, shortly after turning 13, we spent a week in Big Bend and…

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    Over 30 years ago I stood on the brink of Grand Canyon. It was breathtaking. I had read about the geology of its formation, but to see it, I finally understood it all so much better. I have ridden horses my whole life, but riding a small mule down to…

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    We survived the Grand Canyon. There aren’t enough adjectives to convey how hard this hike was for me. Strenuous, arduous, grueling, punishing, debilitating, brutal, harsh, Herculean, monstrous... you get the idea. Full disclosure: I’m 60 years old and have lived my whole life at sea level. We hiked a lot…

  • Greetings from Big Bend National Park

    Big Bend National Park! The name says it all! My Dad read that the Park was opening, and announced we were going to see this place as soon as it opened. We lived in South East Texas, so a trip to Big Bend required driving all the way across the…

  • Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Many years ago, we were heading from Florida to Washington, D.C. We decided to take a side trip through the Great Smokies. Our children were under six years old. We had a very short time to visit, but we vowed to come back, and come back we did! We introduced…

  • Greetings from Channel Islands National Park

    My three sisters and I went on a kayak adventure to Channel Islands National Park. We kayaked the sea caves around Santa Cruz Island and camped on the island. We saw bald eagles, sea lions, pelicans, whales, dolphins, and pesky ravens. A real treat was being visited by the Island…

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    I did not grow up hiking or going to National Parks. I started at the age of 66. Yosemite was my first. I climbed to the top of Vernal Falls and back down by myself. The tour guide assured me I could not get lost and there would be a…

  • Greetings from Bryce Canyon National Park

    One summer we took a few weeks to explore several parks. Bryce was first- an amazing work of God & Nature. Other parks visited were Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon/North Rim. Each one has its own story & natural glory. There are so many to explore…

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    The first time I visited Yosemite my then boyfriend suggested we go for my birthday. We were late leaving town, so by the time we got there it was already dark, and I couldn't really see anything. We checked in at Camp Curry, found our tent cabin, and turned in…

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