Is there a place more treasured within the U.S. National Park system than Yosemite National Park? This country’s modern understanding of conservation of public lands begins with the Yosemite’s designation as a National Park. While the idea of Yosemite has great importance, the Park… Continue Reading “Yosemite National Park”
When I close my eyes and imagine a mountains, the rugged mountain range of the Grand Teton National Park is what comes to mind. The beauty and majesty of the snowy peaks of Tetons is not an exaggeration. Although small in land mass compared… Continue Reading “Grand Teton National Park”
I knew Death Valley National Park had the lowest point in the country and that it was really hot, which both seemed intriguing and enough for me to add it as a quick stop on my whirlwind road through national parks in the west.… Continue Reading “Death Valley National Park”
The vivid and dazzling blue lake that is the core attraction of Crater National Park is one of the most mesmerizing places I’ve visited. The only National Park in Oregon, Crater National Park offers a range of adventures from hiking, star gazing, boat tours,… Continue Reading “Crater National Park”
Mesa Verde National Park is a rich archeological site that contains well-preserved dwellings of the Ancient Pueblo people dating back to 7500 B.C. Despite the barren look of the landscape many native communities from the Paleo-Indians to the Ute thrived in this land. Unlike… Continue Reading “Mesa Verde National Park”
Winter came early to Yellowstone (in August!). Ice and heavy snow at higher elevations and trail closures combined forced us to drive around the majestic Park and explore a lot of different sites. Check out this guide to visiting Yellowstone National Park!