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  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    I have visited numerous national parks in my lifetime; however, one week-long visit and trek will forever be remembered: My University of Colorado Geology class field trip in the summer of 1993. On the way to the Grand Canyon, our class stopped and camped one night at Petrified Forest National…

  • Greetings from Olympic National Park

    I spent a day hiking in Olympic National Park with my family this summer. We were greeted by snow-capped mountains and miles of evergreens, both of which were familiar characteristics of Washington State. Throughout the year, the mountains are always dotted with wildflowers frequented by fat bees and skittish butterflies.…

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    There are pictures of me sitting by Vernal Falls when I was eight. The funny thing is, I don't have a single memory of that hike. So, when my parents told me we were going to Yosemite National Park over the summer, I was excited to experience its magnificence again.…

  • Greetings from Acadia National Park

    Growing up, my mom was from Maine, every summer, our vacation was in Maine to visit with family, but also stay in a cabin along the beach. My happy childhood was spent at Acadia and surrounding areas, walking trails, watching the sun come up at Cadillac Mountain, going to hear…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    The joy, beauty, serenity and amazement of the natural world, readily accessible, is wonderful. I wanted to have my son who is part of the next generation explore and appreciate the beauty of what our parks have to offer. We protect what we love and appreciate. It feels so harmonious…

  • Greetings from Gateway National Recreation Area

    The summer I moved to New York, I spent the work week looking forward to the drive out to the the People's Beach at Jacob Riis Park. I spent the afternoon in the waves, in between trying kombucha for the first time and finding myself one towel over from a…

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    My husband, Doug, has never camped in a national park. We bought a rooftop camper and set off the 5 hour drive to the Grand Canyon and spent 24 hours hiking, biking, eating and sleeping at the Park and he loved it! Good thing I bought an America the Beautiful…

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    The first park we ever visited together was Grand Canyon National Park. We had only been dating a few months, but it was always at the top of my bucket list so Roberto surprised me with a trip. Not only did we fall in love with GCNP, but we fell…

  • Greetings from Canyonlands National Park

    A group of queer and queer allies from across the country meet for a forever memorable adventure-excursion visiting Canyonlands! This is from the Island in the Sky district where we had our breakfast of bagels, cream cheese, and lox! The National Parks are a great place to be yourself with…

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