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  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    I don't have a photo so you will have to use your imagination. Our oldest son was 3 and it was his second camping trip. This was in late September. We had never been to Yosemite so we were very excited. It was dusk when we pulled into the Valley…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    I "selected" Glacier because it is the one I retired from and spent the most time in. But over 27 years I have worked and lived in 5 National Parks: Mount Rainier, Grand Teton, Olympic, Denali and Glacier (and before that, several National Forests in MT, ID, WA, OR, WY…

  • Greetings from North Cascades National Park

    In 1978, I got the opportunity of a lifetime to be a SCA volunteer in NCNP, 2,400 miles from where I grow up in Ohio. That amazing summer was followed up with six more summers in NCNP and two in Mount Rainier National Park as a backcountry ranger. Nine absolutely…

  • Greetings from Prince William Forest Park

    One of the great things about the National Park system is that American treasures come in all shapes and sizes – and under different titles. After spending the last 14 years in the Washington, D.C. region, it was the smaller NPS units – the parks, historical parks, battlefields, and moments…

  • Greetings from Indiana Dunes National Park

    I am a native Chicagoan and for my birthday last year my sister and I visited the Indiana Dunes for the first time. After having lived in Chicago my entire life (all 41 years!) I had never visited the Dunes. They did not disappoint. It was a lovely trip and…

  • Greetings from Grand Teton National Park

    Moran Junction, the Snake River, in Spring. This view is iconic to our souls. Last May 2019 we vantripped through Grand Teton (via Yellowstone) National Park as a family. We had just imported our van from Canada and this trip was a victory lap through lands whose history and sacredness…

  • Greetings from Independence National Historical Park

    I served as a National Park Service Ranger as an Interpreter from 1980 to 1984. This was my first big deal job with training beginning a few weeks having graduated from art school in May 1980. Crazy job, wonderful job, irrational job, stimulating and insulting job, people of all backgrounds…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    I finally got my first look at Glacier National Park when my husband and I took a road trip there from Wisconsin just after my 68th birthday in September 2018. I loved the drive across the country as the flat land gradually turned into rolling hills, followed by the mountains…

  • Greetings from Rocky Mountain National Park

    Back in the late 90's I attended a conference in Denver. Being from NJ, I had always wanted to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. The week of the conference was sunny and 70's and April was evident. The day after the Conference I had planned on driving up and seeing…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    We go to Yellowstone National Park every spring and fall to see the wildlife and the beautiful scenery. In recent years, many of the large male bison we see have no visible scrotum, similar to the bull that the drunk man was harassing. Why is that? Male bison used to…

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