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  • Greetings from Capitol Reef National Park

    Hiked in the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, and Capitol Reef National Parks with my mother this summer.

  • Greetings from Kenai Fjords National Park

    The Alaskan national park sites are rather inaccessible, but we found a bit of an exception in Kenai Fjords, and nearby Seward makes for a very hospitable home base. Several tour companies offer boat tours to see a wide variety of marine wildlife and the massive headwall of tidewater glaciers.…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    Cyclone Lookout The notorious hike: five miles, steep uphill. To some, that might seem a piece of cake, but for me, it was scary as hell. Mind you, throughout the school year, I was a sedentary vegetable, probably best described as some sort of tuber. It took 40 minutes of…

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    On our first August visit from Wisconsin to Grand Canyon. Reid - 11 years old was able to show how a Scout is always helpful. He helped Lance take down the flag at the Grand Canyon Lodge. It was an incredible teaching moment and brought tears to my eyes as…

  • Greetings from Mount Rainier National Park

    A recent trip to the incredible and somewhat elusive Mount Rainier. Often shrouded in clouds, playing peek a boo, when it shows itself you can't help but feeling awed by its presence.

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    June 2014 - my 87 year old Dad, my two sisters, two of my nieces and I took a train trip west. We toured Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. We still talk about how great that trip was.

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    As I stepped out of the bus and arrived at the campgrounds, I realized that I had not considered myself a nature person. Why go out when I can relax in my bed with some snacks and watch YouTube? I thought that I would have to deal with suffocating heat,…

  • Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    I grew up in New Orleans. My parents divorced when I was young, and my mom worked two jobs to make ends meet. Vacations were not something we were able to do. In my teens I was invited to go on a trip with a friends family to the Smoky…

  • Greetings from Crater Lake National Park

    We just completed a trip touring many beautiful National Forests in Oregon as well as Crater Lake National Park (July 2019). My 15 year old son was thrilled to be able to cliff jump into America's deepest lake. He even convinced his mother to jump as well! On a crystal…

  • Greetings from Great Basin National Park

    Enjoyed reading Todd Christopher's article on his father-son trip to Great Basin NP. My wife and I recently visited the park (June 2019) and while the snows on Wheeler Peak prohibited us from going past the 7500' line and continuing to the Bristlecone Pine Grove it was a great sight.…

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