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  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    My whole life Yellowstone has been on my bucket list of go to places. Finally I went for my first time this summer. I have been researching for years. I knew exactly what to do. We went swimming in the Firehole river, the Madison river and where the boiling river…

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    Rubbing sleep out of my eyes, I grumbled at my parents, wondering why they were waking me up at seven in the morning. As we walked out of our rental cabin, I felt the glare of the sun as they told me that we were going on another hike. Beginning…

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    A couple of years ago, my family and I visited Yosemite National Park. Of course, we couldn’t miss a chance to hike up the famous Yosemite Falls. With my legs being the same length of my arms back then, I got tired pretty quickly so my dad had to essentially…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    Johns Lake Loop was the last hike we would go on at Glacier National Park. I remember that I was eager to get it over with since I was exhausted from all of the hikes we went on over the past week. However, when we arrived at Avalanche Lake, my…

  • Greetings from Denali National Park & Preserve

    When we first arrived at Denali National Park, I climbed onto my brother’s shoulders, intently focusing on the clouds in the distance, desperately hoping to catch a glimpse of the peak of Mt. McKinley (Denali). However, the clouds didn’t part that day, or for the next three days. Yet in…

  • Greetings from Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    Sen Cortez Masto has drafted bill that expands a local (Las Vegas) area Lake Mead NP and connect it to Mohave National Preserve. This bill deserves our support. I'm a member of the International Dark Skies Association and am an amateur astronomer. I'd like to see a lighting provisions added…

  • Greetings from Joshua Tree National Park

    The desert in late December is really cold, but also a great time to visit Joshua Tree National Park because there are fewer crowds and it was incredibly peaceful. My family and I visited just after Christmas and while we were only there for a few days, we were blown…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    Last summer, I attended the Glacier Institute along with twenty other teens from the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the course of ten days, we learned about the Crown of the Continent and some of the threats facing the national parks such as invasive species. In addition to conducting research…

  • Greetings from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

    This is a very sad story, unfortunately. Our family used to hike the "Bird Park" trail at HVNP for many years, and we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the nature there. However, recently, whenever we go there, we are harassed by repetitive overflights of tour helicopters!! This is something…

  • Greetings from Olympic National Park

    Our family fell in love with the national parks since our first visit to Yellowstone in 2016. Every visit since then to other national parks only strengthened us as a family in bringing the best of us in being outdoors and providing the most gratitude to be part of this…

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