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  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    My hands started to sweat as the car stopped moving. Six high school campers, including me, piled out of our field guide's car one-by-one and ran to the ice cream shop that had closed 30 minutes prior to our unplanned night out. It was nearly 11:00 pm and although we…

  • Greetings from Mount Rainier National Park

    I am a current high school senior who immigrated to the U.S. six years ago. During the past three years, I have had really amazing experiences in the national parks that have changed my life. One of these experiences happened at Mount Rainier. In April, Rainier is still cloaked with…

  • Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Considering the number of visitors to the Smoky Mountains every year, my recent visit was quiet, clean and relaxing. The unique nature of the Smokies with its countless waterfalls, wildlife and plant life is humbling. I was met with a different view out the same window every morning and evening…

  • Greetings from Gateway National Recreation Area

    Gateway's Atlantic coast offers unique habitats, rich history, hip beach culture and peaceful sunrises. It's a place that contemplates the earth's greatest challenges, while providing sacred pockets of serenity in the largest metropolis in America. Welcome to the wild, wild coast of New York and New Jersey!

  • 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.

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