White Sands National Park

I set out for my first solo parks trip in the fall of 2021 to White Sands National Park.  This national park is located in New Mexico in the Tularosa Basin, completely surrounded by the White Sands Missile Range.  White Sands was upgraded from a National Monument to a National Park in December 2019.  I […]

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park is located on the Kenai Peninsula, just outside the town of Seward, AK.  This National Park gets its name from the vast fjords lining the coast of the park.  The combination of marine life and icefield environments make this park incredibly special, just so special in fact, it has become one […]

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Shenandoah National Park

This road trip was planned with a few different goals in mind. First goal, Shenandoah National Park. Second goal, see part of D.C. Third goal, see fall colors along the northeast coast. Fourth goal, Acadia National Park. I had never been to this side of the country before, so I was excited to see all […]

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park is comprised of 5 beautiful islands off the coast of Southern California.  The park was established in 1980, and consists of 249,354 acres, half of which are under water. The names of the different islands are: Santa Cruz, Anacapa, Santa Rosa, Santa Barbara, and San Miguel. This was the 6th National […]

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Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles National Park was promoted from a National Monument to National Park in January 2013. This park is a natural wonder, formed by volcanic activity from millions of years ago. It’s full of canyons, caves (& bats), rock spires, unique vegetation, and infamous California condors. Pinnacles is not a large park, only having about 30 […]

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon

After ending our magical time at Yosemite, we ventured towards Visalia, CA, which was conveniently located about 45 minutes from the entrance of Sequoia National Park.  I won’t spend too much time reminiscing about our time in Visalia, but if you’d ask me or my friend, this was probably the worst part of our trip. […]

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Yosemite National Park

First and foremost, Yosemite National Park is a magical place.  This was the 2nd National Park stop on our road trip through California this past summer, and has been at the top of my list for as long as I can remember.  My friend is a rockstar and landed us a campsite in Yosemite Valley […]

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is located in eastern Nevada and is about 3.5 hours from Salt Lake.  This was stop #1 and National Park #1 on the big 10-day National Park road trip we took this past summer. Our plan once arriving at Great Basin was to drive the scenic loop, hike the Alpine Lakes […]

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is located in northwest Montana on the Canadian border.  The Continental Divide splits the park between East and West Glacier.  When open, the Going-to-the-Sun Road connects the two sides of the park in roughly 50 miles, however when its closed, it takes about 2 hours to get from one side to the […]

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