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  • 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.…

  • Greetings from Rocky Mountain National Park

    Beyond the First Mile Pale winter sunlight barely peeks over the snowy mountaintops as I pull into the parking lot, still bleary-eyed while sipping my thermos full of coffee. Three other SUVs sit at the far corner near the trailhead; I sigh, disappointed I’m not the first one here. Wintertime’s…

  • Greetings from Mesa Verde National Park

    This Ranger has been a NPS Ranger for a LONG time and her knowledge and wisdom are incredible! I wish I knew her name. She was giving our tour on May 23, 2015.

  • Greetings from Badlands National Park

    We have been visiting the National Parks for more than 40 years. We were married at the botanic garden on Haleakala. Most recently we visited the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore and Devil's Tower on a road trip through the West. The stark beauty of the Badlands was more breathtaking than I…

  • Greetings from Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    My mom has been sitting at the table reading about the Caverns. She told me all about the bats and how amazing it is to be there when they fly out of the cave. When we are free to travel we are going to go. I bought her the parks…

  • Greetings from Grand Teton National Park

    As I read your story "The Voice of Glacier" about ranger Follett working 50 years at Glacier, I thought that you should do a story about Jenny Lake ranger John Carr at GTNP. I think last year was John's fiftieth summer (one was at Denali as a bear guard). John…

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