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  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    We decided to have a picnic at the peaceful and quiet trail-head for Cascade Lake just above Canyon Village. We no sooner started to eat our breakfast of pancakes and coffee when another family drove up to give us a friendly wave. Then several more cars pulled up followed by…

  • Greetings from Point Reyes National Seashore

    Over the years our family explored the beauty of this park. We camped nearby, rode bikes on the Bear Valley Trail, had picnics on Pt. Reyes Beach, walked along Drakes Beach, fed seagulls, hiked on many trails out to the headlands. It was always a beautiful place to spend time…

  • Greetings from Crater Lake National Park

    This was such awesome trip we took together with my family! Gorgeous view, breath taking!

  • Greetings from Acadia National Park

    Acadia was the first park in the United States I had ever been to. A year earlier I traveled to Patagonia for a 7 day backpacking trip. It was the first time I had ever tent camped, backpacked or spent any significant time outdoors. I was 30. That trip inspired…

  • Greetings from Bryce Canyon National Park

    We were travelling by bicycle along Hwy 89 in 1990. We had been to the Grand Canyon, Zion and then Bryce. We talked with a couple about the parks we'd been to and they said, "Yeah, we just saw them today." Ugh, this is no way to see these wonders!

  • Greetings from Channel Islands National Park

    The hidden gem of SoCal, in plain sight of millions of people,  exists quietly nearby and largely unvisited.  We looked at this park for years on our hikes in the hills, from walks on the beach, and while dining in swanky Santa Barbara restaurants.  Then after many passing glances at the channel we…

  • Greetings from Acadia National Park

    Our national parks belong to the people and not corporations to fatten their purses and line their pockets with gold. Once the parks are destroyed by mining and other destructive ways we all lose treasures of nature that can't be replaced . God gave us a thinking brain to use…

  • Greetings from Isle Royale National Park

    About 50 years ago, I rode the NPS Ranger III Ferry to Isle Royale(but the Ojibwe named it first- (Minong),hundreds of years prior to the first Europeans(white men), first the French fur traders, accompanied by the Jesuit priests(blackrobes) in the 1600's. The Ojibwe traveled from nearby Grand Portage, just up…

  • Greetings from Rocky Mountain National Park

    Quick story, ‘88 seasonal support at RMNP. Met (worked with) my wife of now 33 years. Tremendous memories of Estes Park, Trail Ridge Store, and my love.

  • Greetings from Bryce Canyon National Park

    Time for a photo shoot with panoramic technique.



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