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  • Greetings from Sequoia National Park

    At the Mineral King Campground, Ranger Alan's campfire programs was a vital event for my 5 year old daughter Kai. She would spent all day talking about what she'd learned the night before. We took a 9 mile hike, her longest, and then she got to tell Ranger Alan all…

  • Greetings from Badlands National Park

    It was our first family trip to South Dakota and we did our best to see all the sights! Of course, we weren't able to see all SD has to offer, but we did drive through and take in the glorious beauty of the Badlands National Park. I am in…

  • Greetings from Channel Islands National Park

    This is where my brother first introduced me to camping and hiking. He was fresh out of the Army and we went on a 3 day/2 night adventure on Santa Cruz Island. I will never forget this trip. Since then, I have become an avid hiker and I even did…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    This summer we did an amazing road trip in an RV, spending time in Glacier, Yellowstone and the Tetons and doing our best to take a 'socially distanced' vacation. It was so meaningful to share the beauty of these places with our children. I made them all go read the…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    We love all national parks...but having a wild horses butt up against our RV door when we tried to take our dog outside at midnight, will be a story I’ll remember forever! Still laughing!

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    Glacier National Park holds a very special place in my heart. In the mid-1960’s, between my Jr. and Sr. years in college, I volunteered with the National Council of Churches Ministries in the National Parks as a religious service music coordinator and was assigned to Many Glacier Hotel in Montana.…

  • Greetings from Blue Ridge Parkway

    Blue Ridge Parkway I holds so many memories from my childhood I'm not sure I can pick one so I will tell you what it meant to our family. It days together enjoying the beauty of mother nature. Having our father teach us how to track and notice small signs…

  • Greetings from Big Bend National Park

    This photo is a picture of the Window at Big Bend National Park in Brewster County of West Texas. At the Window, I have a profound family story of my Great Grandmother who was Native American was savagely taken when a brutal Native American Warfare Outbreak between the two Native…

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    A friend took me there as we wanted to get our life time passes before they stopped giving them out to seniors. It was so strange to just be driving along this flat land then all of a suden there is this entrance gate and when you go through you…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    My wife and I have been to Yellowstone numerous times on our motorcycle. Every time we would go we would talk about how much we wanted to bring our 3 grandchildren when they got old enough to remember the trip. Finally at ages 8, 7 and 6 we took them.…

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