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  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    This was my third time to the Grand Canyon, and I wanted a different view. After a week long trek of the Mighty 5 in Utah, I felt I was ready to face the task of hiking rim to river and back in a day. No small feat, but I…

  • The National Parks: A 46 year journey linking generation to generation

    In 1971 my wife and I, both teachers, traveled across this country for our summer vacation from Brooklyn, NY. Our journey was 13,000 miles visiting as many National Parks and Monuments as we could. Our first National Monument was Bandelier and our first National Park, Rocky Mountain. We were hooked.…

  • Greetings from Everglades National Park

    I ran my first ever half marathon in Everglades National Park. It was an amazing experience to run through the poetically termed River of Grass while the sun rose. Seeing the wildlife and the vast expanses of unbroken natural beauty is something I will never forget.

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH YELLOWSTONE’S WILDLIFE I ran from my bed to the window at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. It was about midnight and although I couldn’t see him in the pitch-black space, I clearly heard the dominant male elk bugling for his harem. The sound of about a…

  • Greetings from Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    While driving through Rapid City, I was afraid all of South Dakota was going to be just as congested. However, as my husband and I crossed the town line into Keystone, we were pleasantly surprised when the sign read “Population 337”. This remote mountain town is nestled into the ponderosa…

  • Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    My sister and I meet in North Carolina once a month to hike a trail and catch up. One of our favorite trails is the Cataloochee Divide. We have only hiked part of it but plan to hike the entire route next month. We meet a lot of people from…

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