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Pecos National Historical Park

The Upper Pecos Valley in New Mexico has served as a corridor between the Great Plains and the southwestern high country for thousands of years. As a result, Pecos National Historical Park has layer upon layer of history. The park … Continue reading

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National Park of American Samoa

  National Park of American Samoa became our 50th out of 59 national parks to visit. We always thought it would be number 59 but a family wedding in Hawaii meant we would be halfway there so we added it … Continue reading

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Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

The latter part of December is a perfect time to leave the cold of winter and go to Hawaiʻi. A visit to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park was part of our plan even though we had visited this park several years … Continue reading

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Wildflower Hike in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

  July in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado is prime time for wildflowers in the higher elevations. The most spectacular array of wildflowers we encountered this year occurred along the Pass Trail to Engineer Mountain. This trail starts … Continue reading

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Virgin Islands National Park

A Caribbean island paradise in winter sounds like the perfect place to be and our trip to Virgin Islands National Park did not disappoint. High green hills, turquoise water, white sand beaches and ruins that evoke an era of sugar … Continue reading

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Lake Clark National Park

Lake Clark National Park was the last national park in Alaska on our bucket list to visit. In talking with someone who lived and worked there, the question we got was “What took you so long?” It was quite obvious … Continue reading

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Kobuk Valley National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park is so remote there are no visitor facilities in the park at all. Kobuk Valley National Park is so remote that you have to bring your own sign to get the iconic national park sign photo. … Continue reading

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