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  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    I do not have photos of my visit to Grand Canyon in 1993, but the memory of it will remain with me forever. My wife and son were with me as we drove late at night down the road to the lodge on the north rim. It was about 10:30…

  • Greetings from Olympic National Park

    It was amazing to see the Hoh rain forest with ferns and plant growth on the ground and in the trees. The lush plant life was almost other-worldly in its beauty. The competition for sunlight and nutrients by the forest inhabitants was interesting to observe, as well.

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    Fresh flowers, towering trees, and bird songs all came together in one place to provide a unique experience completely different from daily life in the urban San Francisco Bay Area. Away from the constant drone of car engines and pile of books sitting on my desk, I learned to read…

  • Greetings from Zion National Park

    My trip to Zion reignited my passion for our country’s national parks with its beauty and challenging hiking trails. My first hike was the Angel’s Landing Trail. At 53 years of age, and two knee surgeries in the previous year, I questioned my ability to make it to the top.…

  • Greetings from Cape Cod National Seashore

    Where should I begin? This has been our Summer and now other seasons playground for over 20 years. I have seen the Dunes shift from Coast Guard to Provincelands and every day I am blessed to be at the magical place, I thank God, JFK and everyone who continues to…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    Lived and Worked at lake Yellowstone in my early 20s and it had a profound effect on my life and made me who I am today. I’m from Wyoming originally and was born in Sundance near Bear Lodge, or what some people refer to Devils Tower. I feel very passionate…

  • Greetings from Big Bend National Park

    Beautiful sunset at The Window at Chisos Mountain Lodge

  • Greetings from Shenandoah National Park

    While interning in Washington DC for the summer, a group of us wanted to get out of the city and see Shenandoah National Park. I really wanted to hike Old Rag and, with the help of a Ranger, managed to convince the group of people (with varying levels of hiking…

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