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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There’s a reason they are called the Great Smoky Mountains. The Cherokee described these mountains as shaconage, meaning “blue, like smoke.” During the time we were there we were often enveloped in the fog typical of this area, sometimes so … Continue reading

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Gateway Arch National Park

We decided to visit our 55th National Park (in our quest to visit all 61 -now 62) in November. After all, at 91 acres with no backcountry, hiking or outdoor activities, it doesn’t really matter if it’s November and cold … Continue reading

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What Makes a National Park?

(Wrangell- St. Elias National Park, 13,188,000 acres) February 22, 2018, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial became Gateway Arch National Park. It is a lot easier to say and remember than the original title. Because of this re-designation, our list of remaining … Continue reading

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National Parks Travels

An update on our bucket list goal of visiting all 62 U.S. National Parks List of National Parks * We’ve been there + Yet to visit +Acadia National Park, Maine *American Samoa National Park, American Samoa Territory *Arches National Park, … Continue reading

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Katmai National Park

When we planned the trip to Katmai National Park, we were thinking brown bears, brown bears and more brown bears. As we did prior to our visit, many people are fascinated by the bear cams located at Brooks Falls – … 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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Photo Collection

I’ve been somewhat remiss in posting to my blog lately. Seems we have been really busy and the time gets away. Tom has always done a Christmas letter and I have always had good intentions. This year he wrote the … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park

We can’t make a checkmark on our Bucket List with our visit to Rocky Mountain National Park in late July since we have visited this park before. As it had been ten years since our last visit, we decided to take a … Continue reading

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Channel Islands National Park

Bucket List National Park #41- only 18 parks remaining. Channel Islands National Park lies off the coast of southern California and encompasses eight islands. In our national park book, it said if you have very limited time, the Visitor’s Center … Continue reading

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