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  • 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.

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    National parks are a true national treasure. The diversity of each park is amazing. Grand Canyon was the last one we visited. Pictures don’t really show its magnificence. We stayed overnight at the top so we were able to see the sunset and then sunrise. There aren’t enough adjectives to…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    Fresh flowers, towering trees, and bird songs all came together in one place to provide a unique experience completely different from daily life in the urban San Francisco Bay Area. Away from the constant drone of car engines and pile of books sitting on my desk, I learned to read…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    My Mother always told me how wonderful her trip to Yellowstone was when she was just a young girl and the concept of automobiles was just a "new" thing. Now I am going to plan a trip there 73 years later for the first time!

  • Greetings from Isle Royale National Park

    I read your IRNP/wolf article with great interest. Many years ago with the BSofA, I helped a group of scouts hike the entire length of the park. We didn't see any wolves, but we saw many moose, including a giant bull (2000+ lbs). He was in the middle of the…



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