Tag Archive: National Park

California’s remarkable rocks part 3 – Joshua Tree National Park

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This is our final segment about California’s remarkable rocks, as we continued through the southern part of the state. After climbing around the pinnacles and craggy spires at Pinnacles National Park and gaping at the dramatic… Continue reading

California’s remarkable rocks, part 1 – Pinnacles National Park

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This is the first in a series of three posts about California’s remarkable rocks that we explored in January as we headed south to Arizona.  After checking out this amazing parks we realized these rocks are as spectacular in… Continue reading

A Wind and Water Sculpture Masterpiece – South Dakota’s Badlands

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After being wowed by the lesser-known North Dakota Badlands, we began our southward trek and spent two weeks in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Steve’s parents were from South Dakota, and growing up he… Continue reading

Why are the badlands so colorful? – Theodore Roosevelt NP

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Our first outing at Theodore Roosevelt NP was a long hike at South Unit of the Petrified Forest loop trail in the Theodore Roosevelt wilderness (read here if you missed it).  But that was only a piece of the… Continue reading

The Fabulous Acadia National Park – Maine

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Acadia National Park had been on our radar screen for several years, and the time finally came for us to explore it.  We were not disappointed!  We quickly learned that the park covers… Continue reading

The vast, gorgeous Adirondacks – upstate NY

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The largest park in the lower 48, the 6-million acre Adirondack Park of northern New York was our next adventure.  It is so large that we could obviously only hope to see a… Continue reading

Fascinating Death Valley – you gotta go here!

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The sand storm, the wind  and a little shower the previous night did not dampen our spirits, for we woke up to a beautiful sunny cloudless day at Stovepipe Wells.  However, due to… Continue reading

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park – Pristine Mountain Wilderness

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Our trip into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park was a real eye-opener.  We thought Yellowstone was big – this park is 6 times larger!  It’s America’s largest National Park at 13.2 million acres, and it holds 9 of… Continue reading